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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10

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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10 by Various is an impressive compilation of literature from a diverse range of authors. The volume covers a wide range of genres, including poetry, drama, essays, and short stories, showcasing the depth and breadth of human creativity and imagination.

One of the strengths of this collection is its inclusion of lesser-known works alongside more famous pieces, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the literary landscape. The editors have done a commendable job of selecting works that highlight the cultural and historical diversity of the literary world, making this volume a valuable resource for both scholars and casual readers.

The writing in this volume is consistently engaging and thought-provoking, demonstrating the enduring power of great literature to captivate and inspire readers. Whether delving into the philosophical musings of ancient Greek thinkers or exploring the intricate narratives of modern fiction, readers are sure to find something to pique their interest in this rich and varied collection.

Overall, Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10 is a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the vast and vibrant world of literature. With its diverse selection of works and engaging writing style, this volume is sure to delight and enlighten readers of all tastes and interests.

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The 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 . 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 tenth volume contains chapters from "Colman" to "Dalin".

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