Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16   By:

Book cover

First Page:

LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE ANCIENT AND MODERN

CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

EDITOR

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE LUCIA GILBERT RUNKLE GEORGE HENRY WARNER

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Connoisseur Edition

VOL. XVI.

NEW YORK THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY

Connoisseur Edition

LIMITED TO FIVE HUNDRED COPIES IN HALF RUSSIA

No . ..........

Copyright, 1896, by R. S. PEALE AND J. A. HILL All rights reserved

THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CRAWFORD H. TOY, A. M., LL. D., Professor of Hebrew, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Mass.

THOMAS R. LOUNSBURY, LL. D., L. H. D., Professor of English in the Sheffield Scientific School of YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Conn.

WILLIAM M. SLOANE, PH. D., L. H. D., Professor of History and Political Science, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, N. J.

BRANDER MATTHEWS, A. M., LL. B., Professor of Literature, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York City.

JAMES B. ANGELL, LL. D., President of the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.

WILLARD FISKE, A. M., PH. D., Late Professor of the Germanic and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, N. Y.

EDWARD S. HOLDEN, A. M., LL. D., Director of the Lick Observatory, and Astronomer, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Cal.

ALCÉE FORTIER, LIT. D., Professor of the Romance Languages, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, La.

WILLIAM P. TRENT, M. A., Dean of the Department of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of English and History, UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, Sewanee, Tenn.

PAUL SHOREY, PH. D., Professor of Greek and Latin Literature, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Ill.

WILLIAM T. HARRIS, LL. D., United States Commissioner of Education, BUREAU OF EDUCATION, Washington, D. C.

MAURICE FRANCIS EGAN, A. M., LL. D., Professor of Literature in the CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, Washington, D. C.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOL. XVI

LIVED PAGE AULUS GELLIUS Second Century A.D. 6253 From 'Attic Nights': Origin, and Plan of the Book; The Vestal Virgins; The Secrets of the Senate; Plutarch and his Slave; Discussion on One of Solon's Laws; The Nature of Sight; Earliest Libraries; Realistic Acting; The Athlete's End

GESTA ROMANORUM 6261 Theodosius the Emperoure Moralite Ancelmus the Emperour Moralite How an Anchoress was Tempted by the Devil

EDWARD GIBBON 1737 1794 6271 BY W. E. H. LECKY Zenobia Foundation of Constantinople Character of Constantine Death of Julian Fall of Rome Silk Mahomet's Death and Character The Alexandrian Library Final Ruin of Rome All from the 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT 1836 6333 Captain Reece The Yarn of the Nancy Bell The Bishop of Rum ti foo Gentle Alice Brown The Captain and the Mermaids All from the 'Bab Ballads'

RICHARD WATSON GILDER 1844 6347 Two Songs from 'The New Day' "Rose Dark the Solemn Sunset" The Celestial Passion Non Sine Dolore On the Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln From 'The Great Remembrance'

GIUSEPPE GIUSTI 1809 1850 6355 Lullaby ('Gingillino') The Steam Guillotine

WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE 1809 6359 Macaulay ('Gleanings of Past Years')

EDWIN LAWRENCE GODKIN 1831 6373 The Duty of Criticism in a Democracy ('Problems of Modern Democracy')

GOETHE 1749 1832 6385 BY EDWARD DOWDEN From 'Faust,' Shelley's Translation Scenes from 'Faust', Bayard Taylor's Translation Mignon's Love and Longing ('Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship') Wilhelm Meister's Introduction to Shakespeare (same) Wilhelm Meister's Analysis of Hamlet (same) The Indenture (same) The Harper's Songs (same) Mignon's Song (same) Philina's Song (same) Prometheus Wanderer's Night Songs The Elfin King From 'The Wanderer's Storm Song' The Godlike Solitude Ergo Bibamus! Alexis and Dora Maxims and Reflections Nature

NIKOLAI VASILIEVITCH GOGOL 1809 1852 6455 BY ISABEL F... Continue reading book >>


Book sections



eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books