A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXIX (Forty-Five Volumes); Pereda-Poe

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXIX (Forty-Five Volumes); Pereda-Poe

by Charles Dudley Warner

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Overview

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 29 include:
. the writings of José Maria de Pereda
. the fairy tales of Charles Perrault
. the poetry of Petrarch
. the folklore of Pilpay
. the philosophy of Plato
. the comic verse of Titus Maccius Plautus
. the writings of Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger
. the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe
. and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605202228
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 10/13/2008
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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