[ANTHOLOGY] Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 11-Leni

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Post by Leni » July 27th, 2020, 6:50 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 11 by Charles Dudley Warner, editor (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 eleventh volume contains chapters from "Dana" to "Dickens". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » July 27th, 2020, 8:14 pm

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Post by silverquill » July 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Could I start with Section 1?
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Post by alanmapstone » July 27th, 2020, 8:22 pm

Sections 35 & 44 please.
(35 seems to be more than the 109 words specified)
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Post by RitaBoutros » July 28th, 2020, 5:07 am

Leni, may I have 12, 13, 14 and 15? Thank you

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Post by ColleenMc » July 28th, 2020, 5:43 am

I'd like to claim sections 10 and 11, please!

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Post by Leni » July 28th, 2020, 6:22 am

silverquill wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Could I start with Section 1?
Yup, that is a great start, I would say. Thanks!
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Post by Leni » July 28th, 2020, 6:24 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Sections 35 & 44 please.
(35 seems to be more than the 109 words specified)
Sections assigned, thanks!

(It was actually 1109, and I typo-ed it! Sorry! :? )
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Post by Leni » July 28th, 2020, 6:25 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 5:07 am
Leni, may I have 12, 13, 14 and 15? Thank you
For sure, thanks much, Rita!
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Post by Leni » July 28th, 2020, 6:28 am

ColleenMc wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 5:43 am
I'd like to claim sections 10 and 11, please!

Colleen
They are yours, thanks, Colleen!
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 28th, 2020, 10:30 am

Sections 20, 21 and 22 please!

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Post by DickBD » July 29th, 2020, 5:16 am

Hi

I would like to claim Daudet 16, 17, 18

and Dante 8 and 9

and Descartes 33 - if possible

Thank you

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Post by mmallela » July 29th, 2020, 10:15 am

Hi! I would like to claim section 32 (selected poems by Paul Deroulede). Thanks!

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Post by Leni » July 29th, 2020, 4:14 pm

Kikisaulite wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 10:30 am
Sections 20, 21 and 22 please!

K. :)
Thanks much!
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Post by Leni » July 29th, 2020, 4:17 pm

DickBD wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 5:16 am
Hi

I would like to claim Daudet 16, 17, 18

and Dante 8 and 9

and Descartes 33 - if possible

Thank you

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
Sure, thanks for claiming!
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