[ANTHOLOGY] Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 12-Leni

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Post by Leni » January 19th, 2021, 9:07 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 12 by Various Authors.

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 twelfth volume contains chapters from "Diderot" to "Duduy". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Availle » January 19th, 2021, 9:20 pm

Hai! First! :mrgreen:

Could I read sections 20 and 40 please?

*why are the interesting ones always sooo long? :roll: *
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Post by ColleenMc » January 20th, 2021, 5:04 am

I would like to do section 1 and section 7, please.

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Post by ToddHW » January 20th, 2021, 7:38 am

May I read sections 28 and 34 and 35?

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » January 20th, 2021, 8:04 am

Might I please read section 8?

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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:21 pm

Availle wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Hai! First! :mrgreen:

Could I read sections 20 and 40 please?

*why are the interesting ones always sooo long? :roll: *
Thanks, Ava!

(I knooooow...)
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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:23 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 5:04 am
I would like to do section 1 and section 7, please.

Colleen
Thanks, Colleen!
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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:23 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 7:38 am
May I read sections 28 and 34 and 35?

Thanks, Todd
Sure, sections assigned!
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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:24 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 8:04 am
Might I please read section 8?
Thanks for claiming, the section is yours!
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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:30 pm

Lora has offered to DPL, so, adding her and moving us to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Owlivia » January 20th, 2021, 6:31 pm

Oh dear... How can I resist?

May I claim 14 and 15 - Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Red-Headed League?

One of my favorites of all the tales.
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Post by Leni » January 20th, 2021, 6:33 pm

Owlivia wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Oh dear... How can I resist?

May I claim 14 and 15 - Arthur Conan Doyle
and
The Red-Headed League?

One of my favorites of all the tales.
:D

Owlivia/Deborah
I know, one of my favourites too! Thanks, Deborah! :D
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Post by RitaBoutros » January 21st, 2021, 10:39 am

I'd like to claim 04, 09, 10, 12, 37 and 38. Just too hard to pass up D'Israeli, Dostoevsky and duMaurier... :9:

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Post by Leni » January 21st, 2021, 3:53 pm

RitaBoutros wrote:
January 21st, 2021, 10:39 am
I'd like to claim 04, 09, 10, 12, 37 and 38. Just too hard to pass up D'Israeli, Dostoevsky and duMaurier... :9:
Thanks for claiming, Rita, they are all yours!
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Post by WendyKatzHiller » January 28th, 2021, 12:20 pm


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