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Author: James O'Donnell Bennett
Publisher: New York, Liveright Pub. Corp. [1938]
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Contains articles discussing ca. 55 literary works.

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Bennett, James O'Donnell, 1870-1940.
Much loved books.
New York, Liveright Pub. Corp. [1938]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James O'Donnell Bennett
OCLC Number: 1831053
Notes: "The little papers now collected ... were first printed serially in the Chicago tribune under the title B̀est sellers of the ages.́"--Foreword.
Description: ix pages, 3 leaves, 3-461 pages illustrations
Contents: The Bible --
Stevenson's "Treasure Island" --
Burns and "Highland Mary" --
Washington Irving's "Sketch-book" --
The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini --
Jane Austen's "Pride and prejudice" --
Keats' "The eve of St. Agnes" --
Lord Chesterfield's "Letters to his son" --
Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian war" --
Dumas Père's "The three musketeers" --
Shakespeare's "Hamlet," and adventures in the furness variorum --
Sterne's "Sentimental journey" --
Plutarch's "Lives" --
Hawthorne's "The scarlet letter" --
Byron's "Childe Harold's pilgrimage" --
Addison and Steele and "The spectator" --
The new note "The Spectator" sounded --
"The book of Ser Marco Polo the Venetian concerning the kingdoms and marvels of the East" --
Dickens' "David Copperfield" --
Goethe's "Faust" --
Izaak Walton's "The complete angler, or the contemplative man's recreation" --
"The book of the thousand nights and one night", also called "The Arabian nights' entertainments" --
The "Agamemnon" of Æschylus --
Emerson's "Representative men" --
Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" --
Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" --
Johann David Wyss's "Swiss family Robinson" --
Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson" --
"Mother Goose melodies" and their author. Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" --
How "Huckleberry Finn" was written --
Molière's "Tartuffe, or the hypocrite" --
Lamb's "Essays of Elia" --
Fielding's "Tom Jones" --
The book of common prayer --
Cervantes' "Don Quixote" --
Homer's "Odyssey" --
Bacon's "Essays" --
The diary of Samuel Pepys --
Gibbon's "Decline and fall of the Roman Empire" --
Hans Andersen's Fairy tales --
Shakespeare's "King Richard III" --
Montaigne's essays --
Thackeray's "The history of Henry Esmond, Esq." --
Thoreau's "Walden" --
The "Rubáiyát" of Omar Kháyyám --
Swift's "Gulliver's travels" --
Whitman's "Leaves of grass" --
Whitman and certain curiosities of criticism --
Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield" --
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography --
The dictionary --
Defoe's "Life and strange adventures of Robinson Crusoe" --
Carlyle's "The French revolution" or history by flashes of lightning --
Dana's "Two years before the mast" --
Bunyan's "Pilgrim's progress" or how to form a style --
Victor Hugo's "Les misérables" --
Macaulay's "England" --
Further aspects of Macaulay --
Horace and a game to play.
Responsibility: by James O'Donnell Bennett.


Contains articles discussing ca. 55 literary works.


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