[VARIED] Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10 by Various Authors - leni

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Post by Leni » July 21st, 2019, 12:22 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10 by Various Authors (1829 - 1900).
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question. In many cases, chapters contemplate not one author, but certain groups of works, organized by nationality, subject or period; there is, thus, a chapter on Accadian-Babylonian literature, one on the Holy Grail, and one on Chansons, for example.

The result is a collection that holds the interest, for the variety of subjects and forms, but also as a means of first contact with such famous and important authors that many people have heard of, but never read, such as Abelard, Dante or Lord Byron. According to the editor Charles Dudley Warner, this collection "is not a library of reference only, but a library to be read."

This tenth volume contains chapters from "Colman" to "Dalin". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by KevinS » July 21st, 2019, 12:35 pm

I'll do Cowper, please.
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Post by silverquill » July 21st, 2019, 1:02 pm

Shucks, Kevin snagged Cowper first. :roll:
So, could I have George Crabbe?

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Post by Leni » July 21st, 2019, 7:21 pm

Thanks, guys! The sections are assigned, the window is all complete and we are looking for a DPLer and readers. :mrgreen:
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Post by Availle » July 22nd, 2019, 5:26 am

Reader signing up for... section 15 on Copernicus please! :D
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Post by Leni » July 22nd, 2019, 5:46 am

Availle wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 5:26 am
Reader signing up for... section 15 on Copernicus please! :D
Right up your alley! :D Thanks much, Ava!
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Post by Availle » July 22nd, 2019, 6:04 am

Yeah, I think it's called "typecast". :lol:

I'll get the Chinese stuff to you first of course. That one's a bit tedious, it's really just rather short sayings and all... :?
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 22nd, 2019, 11:25 am

Sections 8, 9 and 10 please! :)
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Post by Leni » July 22nd, 2019, 12:38 pm

Kikisaulite wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Sections 8, 9 and 10 please! :)
Sections assigned, thanks!
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 23rd, 2019, 9:55 am

May I have 11, 12, 13 and 14?
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Post by Leni » July 23rd, 2019, 12:38 pm

Thanks, Rita!
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Post by pyledriver » July 26th, 2019, 11:50 am

I'll take 28 - Francis Marion Crawford

(should I add his year of death?)

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Post by Leni » July 26th, 2019, 1:01 pm

pyledriver wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 11:50 am
I'll take 28 - Francis Marion Crawford

(should I add his year of death?)
Thanks, assigned.

No, we read the text as is. :)
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 26th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Rita

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