A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XLIV (Forty-Five Volumes); Synopses of Famous Books

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XLIV (Forty-Five Volumes); Synopses of Famous Books

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 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.

Volume 44 features synopses of notable works-from The Abbé Constantin by Ludovic Halévy to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë-including many not previously referenced in the set but highlighted as well worth a serious reader's time and attention.


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ISBN-13: 9781605202525
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 12/08/2008
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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