A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXVIII (Forty-Five Volumes); Ovid-Pepys (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Jul 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 416 pages
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 28 include: . excerpts from Ovid . the philosophy of Thomas Paine . the history writings of Francis Parkman . the philosophy of Parmenides . the writings of Pascal . the poetry of Coventry Patmore . excerpts from the diary of Samuel Pepys . and much, much more.
  

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Contents

I
911
II
935
III
959
IV
973
V
986
VI
1001
VII
1017
VIII
1025
XIV
115
XV
121
XVI
143
XVII
157
XVIII
179
XIX
195
XX
210
XXI
1223

IX
1042
X
1047
XI
1073
XII
83
XIII
112
XXII
1258
XXIII
1263
XXIV
1283
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CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) first attracted attention by the reflective sketches entitled My Summer in a Garden, popular for their humor, mellow personal charm, wholesome love of outdoor things, comments on life and affairs, and delicately finished style, qualities that suggest the work of Washington Irving.

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