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Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 1

LibriVox logoThe 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 first volume contains chapters from “Abelard” to “Amiel”. (Summary by Leni)

My contributions to this collaborative effort:-
“16 – Essay on Joseph Addison by Hamilton Wright Mabie”
Running time=36m 9s (mp3@64kb)
http://www.archive.org/download/library_worlds_best_literature_01_1007_librivox/worldsbestliterature1_16_various_64kb.mp3″
and
“17 – Selected Works by Joseph Addison”
Running time=37m 52s (mp3@64kb)
http://www.archive.org/download/library_worlds_best_literature_01_1007_librivox/worldsbestliterature1_17_various_64kb.mp3″


Download locations:
“16 – Essay on Joseph Addison by Hamilton Wright Mabie”
mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.

“17 – Selected Works by Joseph Addison”
mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.

The book can also be found at this location.

Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (621.5MB@64kb). Total running time is 21h, 34m, 23s.


Chapter List of “Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 1”

Section – Title Reader
00 – Preface by Charles Dudley Warner Julie VW
01 – Essay on Abelard by Thomas Davidson Martin Geeson
02 – Selected works by Pierre Abelard Martin Geeson
03 – Selections from The King of the Mountains by Edmond About Mario Pineda
04 – Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear by Edmond About Mario Pineda
05 – Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature by Crawford H. Toy Alan Winterrowd
06 – Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature by Anonymous Lucy Perry
07 – Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature by Anonymous Lucy Perry
08 – Letters to her Husband by Abigail Adams Joyce Martin
09 – Letters to her Sister by Abigail Adams Joyce Martin
10 – Letters to her Sister and Niece by Abigail Adams Joyce Martin
11 – Selections from the History of the United States by Henry Adams Joshua Paul Johnson
12 – Selections from the History of the United States by Henry Adams Joshua Paul Johnson
13 – Selected Works by John Adams Joshua Paul Johnson
14 – Selected Works by John Quincy Adams David Leeson
15 – Selected Poems by Sarah Flower Adams Kalynda
16 – Essay on Joseph Addison by Hamilton Wright Mabie ravenotation
17 – Selected Works by Joseph Addison ravenotation
18 – Selections from “Varia Historia” by Aelianus Claudius Kalynda
19 – Selections from Oration against Ctesiphon by Aeschines Martin Geeson
20 – Essay on Aeschylus by John Williams White Linda Dodge
21 – Selected Scenes by Aeschylus Arielle Lipshaw
22 – Selected Fables by Aesop Patti Cunningham
23 – Selected works by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz Jc Guan
24 – Selected epigram by Agathias Nicholas James Bridgewater
25 – Selected works by Grace Aguilar Joyce Martin
26 – Selections from Crichton by William Harrison Ainsworth Joyce Martin
27 – Selected poems by Mark Akenside Leonard Wilson
28 – Selected works by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon Margaret Espaillat
29 – Selected poems by Alcaeus Bellona Times
30 – Selected poems by Baltazar de Alcazar Linda Dodge
31 – Selected epistles by Alciphron Elishebaisis
32 – Selected poem by Alcman Nicholas James Bridgewater
33 – Selected works by Louisa May Alcott Kalynda
34 – Selected works by Alcuin Michael Wolf
35 – Selections from A Study of Death by Henry M. Alden Joyce Martin
36 – Selected poems by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Kalynda
37 – Selected short story by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Patti Cunningham
38 – Selected poems by Aleardo Aleardi Leonard Wilson
39 – Selected essay by Jean Le Rond D’Alembert Jc Guan
40 – Selections from Agamemnon by Vittorio Alfieri Kalynda
41 – Selected works by Alfonso the Wise Leni
42 – Selected works by Alfred the Great Michael Wolf
43 – Selected works by Charles Grant Allen Linda Dodge
44 – Selection from Summer in Arcady by James Lane Allen Kamna
45 – Selection from Flute and Violin by James Lane Allen Mickey Reno
46 – Selected poems by William Allingham Ken Sterry
47 – Selected works by Karl Jonas Ludvig Almquist Bill Cissna
48 – Selected works by Johanna Ambrosius Kalynda
49 – Selections from “Constantinople” and “Spain” by Edmondo de Amicis Mario Pineda
50 – Selections from Holland and Its People by Edmondo de Amicis Michael Wolf
51 – Extracts from Personal Journal by Henri Frederic Amiel Leonard Wilson

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