[ANTHOLOGY] Library of the World's Best Literature, volume 16, by Various-Leni

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Post by Leni » May 14th, 2022, 8:43 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 16, by Various
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 sixteenth volume contains chapters from "Aulus Gellius" to "The Greek Anthology". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by silverquill » May 14th, 2022, 9:37 pm

I know you're still working on the MW, but could I put in a request to read the Thomas Gray section near the end?
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Post by Leni » May 14th, 2022, 9:54 pm

Yes, sure. The window is ready now and Thomas Gray is assigned. Thanks!
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Post by BrizeCrize » June 2nd, 2022, 5:07 pm

I'll take on section 3, Edward Gibbon. Ends at the start of 'Zenobia' I believe, but if you want me to stop before then, please advise.
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Post by silverquill » June 2nd, 2022, 9:04 pm

Oh good, help is on the way.

Just to let you know there is a typo in the word count for 35. It should be 4237 :shock:
I'm looking forward to recording this one, but probably not tonight. :lol:
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Post by Leni » June 3rd, 2022, 4:10 pm

BrizeCrize wrote:
June 2nd, 2022, 5:07 pm
I'll take on section 3, Edward Gibbon. Ends at the start of 'Zenobia' I believe, but if you want me to stop before then, please advise.
Thank you,
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Thanks for claiming! Yes, if I understand what you mean, you should stop reading before Zenobia, which will be section 4. :)
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Post by Leni » June 3rd, 2022, 4:10 pm

silverquill wrote:
June 2nd, 2022, 9:04 pm
Oh good, help is on the way.

Just to let you know there is a typo in the word count for 35. It should be 4237 :shock:
I'm looking forward to recording this one, but probably not tonight. :lol:
Ouch, what a typo to make! I am so sorry for that.
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Post by pmessina » June 4th, 2022, 3:23 pm

Hi, Leni,

I'd like to read Section 32, Ulysses S. Grant by Hamlin Garland.

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Post by Roselbex » June 5th, 2022, 12:54 pm

May I claim 33 and 34, thank you

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Post by Leni » June 5th, 2022, 4:03 pm

pmessina wrote:
June 4th, 2022, 3:23 pm
Hi, Leni,

I'd like to read Section 32, Ulysses S. Grant by Hamlin Garland.

Paula Messina
Thanks for claiming!
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Post by Leni » June 5th, 2022, 4:04 pm

Roselbex wrote:
June 5th, 2022, 12:54 pm
May I claim 33 and 34, thank you
Sure, sections assigned, thanks!
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Post by Roselbex » June 6th, 2022, 3:19 pm


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Post by Leni » June 6th, 2022, 6:08 pm

Thanks much!
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Post by BrizeCrize » June 8th, 2022, 8:38 am

Attached is section 3, Edward Gibbon, elapsing 25:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/worldsbestliterature16_03_various_128kb.mp3

Now, having read about the guy, I'd like to read some of his stories...or histories if you will, to see how the thinking went back then. I'll start with section 4, Zenobia, please.

Thanks, Brize

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