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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 12:47 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 9 .
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 ninth volume contains chapters from "Chamisso" to "Collins". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 12:48 pm

Looking for a DPLer (and readers! :mrgreen: ).
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Post by NemoR » April 3rd, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hi Leni!

Source text is for volume 8, do you have source for volume 9?

Thnx!
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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 1:20 pm

NemoR wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:06 pm
Hi Leni!

Source text is for volume 8, do you have source for volume 9?

Thnx!
That is what you get for reusing the old thread :roll: Thanks, it is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34224

And fixing the first post.
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 3rd, 2019, 1:24 pm

May I have 15?
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Post by NemoR » April 3rd, 2019, 1:37 pm

Thanks Leni!

Not sure what section it is yet, but may I claim: WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)
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Post by Foon » April 3rd, 2019, 2:05 pm

Hi Leni,
May I claim 7 and 8?
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!


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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 2:28 pm

KIBBONAFIDE wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:24 pm
May I have 15?
Sure, section assigned, thanks!
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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 2:30 pm

NemoR wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Thanks Leni!

Not sure what section it is yet, but may I claim: WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)
Section 40, assigned! Thanks much!
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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2019, 2:30 pm

Foon wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 2:05 pm
Hi Leni,
May I claim 7 and 8?
You certainly may! Thanks!
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Post by silverquill » April 3rd, 2019, 8:19 pm

Lots of good stuff here!
My I have just two now -- 18,39

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Post by Leni » April 4th, 2019, 5:09 am

silverquill wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Lots of good stuff here!
My I have just two now -- 18,39
Thanks!
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Post by ColleenMc » April 4th, 2019, 10:10 am

I'd like to claim some of the Cicero, sections 19-22.

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 4th, 2019, 10:18 am

31, as well, please!
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Post by Leni » April 4th, 2019, 6:20 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 10:10 am
I'd like to claim some of the Cicero, sections 19-22.

Thanks!

Colleen
Assigned, thanks!
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