A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. I (Forty-Five Volumes); Abelard - Amiel

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Cosimo, Inc., Jun 1, 2008 - History - 504 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 1 include: . the letters of Ablard and Heloise . the letters by Abigail Adams, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams . Aesop's fables . selections from the works of Louisa May Alcott (Little Women and more), Alfred the Great, and Henri Frdric Amiel . and much, much more.
 

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Contents

I
17
II
34
III
51
IV
84
V
109
VI
126
VII
133
VIII
145
XXI
281
XXII
282
XXIII
295
XXIV
303
XXV
312
XXVII
349
XXVIII
354
XXIX
371

IX
148
X
172
XI
178
XII
183
XIII
200
XIV
224
XV
235
XVI
252
XVIII
268
XIX
272
XX
275
XXX
383
XXXI
389
XXXII
399
XXXIII
409
XXXIV
428
XXXV
439
XXXVI
446
XXXVII
453
XXXIX
478
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