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Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 576 works in 615 publications in 2 languages and 58,590 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Biography 
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Publications about Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
Publications by Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
Most widely held works by Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
The dolphin : a journal of the making of the books ( serial )
in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )
2 editions published between 1938 and 1950 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert’s inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller’s Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert’s letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Book )
2 editions published between 1936 and 1954 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
A translation of the French drama set in seventeenth century France telling of Cyrano de Bergerac's secret love for Roxane
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1942 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A 19th-century boy, floating down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom
Quarto-millenary : the first 250 publications and the first 25 years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club : a critique, a conspectus, a bibliography, indexes by Limited Editions Club( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Journals and other documents on the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Christopher Columbus( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A record of letters, maps, and other documents associated with Christopher Columbus's life and career in exploration. - Amazon
Ten years and William Shakespeare : a survey of the publishing activities of the Limited Editions Club from October 1929 to October 1940 by Limited Editions Club( Book )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
Barchester Towers ; and the warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"Citizens enjoy their daily lives in Barchester, an English cathedral town, during the 19th century."
Les fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )
2 editions published in 1940 in French and English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Les Fleurs du mal (English: The Flowers of Evil), first published in 1857, was influential in the development of the symbolist and modernist movements. The 157 poems in this edition deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism and the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century
The song of Roland by C. K Scott-Moncrieff( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The first and greatest of French literature's epics, this eleventh-century tale of romance and heroism embodies all the power and majesty of its predecessors from other cultures. Its narrative framework echoes that of classical mythology, and it melds European historic accounts and legends of the troubadours with folklore from the Far East. This crystalline translation by Leonard Bacon does full justice to the timeless tale of the warrior Roland, nephew to Charlemagne and prince of the Holy Roman Empire. A patriotic and poetic story of valor, betrayal, and revenge, it represents a landmark in world literature
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1970 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The classic collection of conversations and sayings by the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, containing his teachings on ethics, politics, and religion
The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman( Book )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Presents accounts of a young man's travels on the Oregon Trail and his sojourn with the Oglala Indians
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Nero's insanity threatens the woman of one man's dreams and all of Roman Christianity. As princess of a now vanquished kingdom, the lovely Lygia lives a hostage in first-century Rome. As an arrogant nobleman accustomed to getting his way, Vinicius decides he will have this strikingly beautiful young woman. But the princess's deep Christian faith rattles the pagan Vinicius -- who first tries to take her by force, then determines to woo her to himself. As Vinicius pursues Lygia, her behavior and that of Rome's entire Christian community -- their love, compassion, and forgiveness -- begin to stir his cold, selfish heart. Soon, Emperor Nero steps up his persecution of the Christians, inventing hideous ways of eliminating these people who dare to reject his claims of deity. When the emperor's murderous plans ensnare Lygia, Vinicius must declare his allegiance -- to Nero, or to the one true God. Rich in historical detail, Quo Vadis is a deeply moving story of Christian faith amidst one of the darkest times in history. This classic novel, presented in unabridged form, will challenge you to live in the light of God's truth regardless of your circumstances. - (Summary from a c. 2000 edition of this title)
The poems of William Cullen Bryant by William Cullen Bryant( Book )
2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
The autocrat of the breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. -- vendor's description
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
 
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English (23)
French (1)
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