A Library Of The World's Best Literature - Ancient And Modern - Vol.Xxxiv (Forty-Five Volumes); Shelley-Sophocles

A Library Of The World's Best Literature - Ancient And Modern - Vol.Xxxiv (Forty-Five Volumes); Shelley-Sophocles

by Charles Dudley Warner
     
 

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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

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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 34 include:
. the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley
. excerpts from the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
. the fiction of Henryk Sienkiewicz
. the verse of Simonides of Ceos
. the philosophy of Adam Smith
. the writings of Tobias George Smollett
. the philosophy of Socrates
. the plays of Sophocles
. and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605202334
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

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