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

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 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
134
VIII
145
XXI
272
XXII
275
XXIII
281
XXIV
282
XXV
295
XXVI
303
XXVII
312
XXVIII
349

IX
148
X
172
XI
178
XII
183
XIII
200
XIV
209
XV
223
XVI
224
XVII
235
XVIII
252
XIX
262
XX
268
XXIX
354
XXX
371
XXXI
383
XXXII
389
XXXIII
399
XXXIV
409
XXXV
428
XXXVI
439
XXXVII
446
XXXVIII
453
XXXIX
478
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