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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

The Reader’s Digest of Books

Abbott to Boccaccio

Edwin Abbott Abbott. 1838–1926. Onesimus: Memoirs of a Disciple of St. Paul
Evelyn Abbott. 1843–1901. Lewis Campbell. 1830–1908. The Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett
Edmond About. 1828–1885. The King of the Mountains
Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak. 1551–1602. Akbarnama
Jane Addams. 1860–1935. Twenty Years at Hull-House
Joseph Addison. 1672–1719. Cato of Utica
Joseph Addison. 1672–1719. Sir Richard Steele, et al. 1672–1729. The Tatler
Æschylus. c. 525–456 B.C. Agamemnon
Prometheus Bound
Æsop. c. 620–560 B.C. Fables
William Harrison Ainsworth. 1805–1882. Old St. Paul’s
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. 1833–1891. Captain Veneno
The Child of the Ball
Louisa May Alcott. 1832–1888. Little Women
Mildred Aldrich. 1853–1928. A Hilltop on the Marne
Thomas Bailey Aldrich. 1836–1907. Marjorie Daw
The Story of a Bad Boy
Mateo Alemán. 1547–1614? Guzmán de Alfarache
William Rounseville Alger. 1822–1905. The Friendships of Women
A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life
Grant Allen. 1848–1899. Linnet
James Lane Allen. 1849–1925. The Choir Invisible
A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath
Henri Frédéric Amiel. 1821–1881. Amiel’s Journal
Roald Amundsen. 1872–1928. The North West Passage
Hans Christian Andersen. 1805–1875. The Improvisatore
Leonid Andreyev. 1871–1919. Anathema
The Red Laugh
The Seven Who Were Hanged
Anonymous. The Junius Letters
Lazarillo de Tormes
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
Mary Antin. 1881–1949. The Promised Land
Apollonius of Rhodes. fl. Third Century B.C. Conquest of the Golden Fleece
Apuleius. c. 125–c. 180. The Golden Ass
Lodovico Ariosto. 1474–1533. Orlando Furioso
Aristophanes. c. 448–c. 388 B.C. The Birds
The Clouds
The Frogs
Aristotle. 384–322 B.C. The Analytica
Aristotle’s Works
Sir Edwin Arnold. 1832–1904. The Light of Asia
Edwin Lester Linden Arnold. 1857–1935. The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phœnician
Matthew Arnold. 1822–1888. Culture and Anarchy
Essays in Criticism
Sohrab and Rustum
Mikhail Artsybashev. 1878–1927. The Millionaire
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. 1812–1885. Popular Tales from the Norse
John Ashton. 1834–1911. The Dawn of the XIXth Century in England
William Waldorf Astor. 1848–1919. Sforza
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton. 1857–1948. The Conqueror
Julia France and Her Times
Thomas Dinham Atkinson. 1864–1948. Cambridge Described and Illustrated
John James Audubon. 1785–1851. The Birds of America
Berthold Auerbach. 1812–1882. Little Barefoot
On the Heights
Émile Augier. 1820–1889 Jules Sandeau. 1811–1883. Le Gendre de M. Poirier
Saint Augustine. 354–430. The City of God
The Confessions of Saint Augustine
François-Alphonse Aulard. 1849–1928. The French Revolution, A Political History
Marcus Aurelius. 121–180. Meditations
Jane Austen. 1775–1817. Emma
Pride and Prejudice
Alfred Austin. 1835–1913. Madonna’s Child
Jane Goodwin Austin. 1831–1894. Betty Alden
Standish of Standish
Author Unknown. The New England Primer
Amadis of Gaul
Arabian Nights
Aucassin and Nicolette
Barlaam and Josaphat
The Battle of the Frogs and Mice (Batrachomyomachia)
Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles
The Chaldee MS.
Chanson de Roland
El Cid (c. 1043–1099)
The Coventry Plays
Fairy Tales
Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Guy of Warwick
Havelock the Dane
Hermetic Books
The Land of Cokaine
The Mahābhārata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasu
The Nibelungenlied
Ogier the Dane
Palmerin de Oliva
Palmerin of England
Reynard the Fox
Till Eulenspiegel
Brother Azarias (Patrick Francis Mullany). 1847–1893. Phases of Thought and Criticism
Irving Bacheller. 1859–1950. D’ri and I
Eben Holden
Francis Bacon. 1561–1626. The Advancement of Learning
The Novum Organum
Roger Bacon. 1214?–1294. Opus Majus, of Roger Bacon
Walter Bagehot. 1826–1877. The English Constitution and Other Essays
Lombard Street, A Description of the Money Market
Parliamentary Reform
Philip James Bailey. 1816–1902. Festus
Robert Nisbet Bain, ed. 1854–1909. Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk-tales
Sir Samuel White Baker. 1821–1893. The Albert N’yanza
William Mumford Baker. 1825–1883. His Majesty Myself
Arthur James, Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930. The Foundations of Belief
Sir Robert Stawell Ball. 1840–1913. The Story of the Heavens
Honoré de Balzac. 1799–1850. The Alkahest; or, The House of Claës
César Birotteau
The Chouans
The Country Doctor
Cousin Bette
Cousin Pons
The Duchesse de Langeais
Eugénie Grandet
The Magic Skin
Modeste Mignon
La Peau de Chagrin
Père Goriot
Florence Louisa Barclay. 1862–1921. The Rosary
Richard Harris Barham (Thomas Ingoldsby). 1788–1845. Ingoldsby Legends
Sabine Baring-Gould. 1834–1924. The Gaverocks
Richard Cable
Jane Barlow. 1857–1917. Maureen’s Fairing, and Other Stories
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr. 1831–1919. Friend Olivia
Jan Vedder’s Wife
Robert Barr. 1850–1912. The Mutable Many
J. M. Barrie. 1860–1937. The Admirable Crichton
Auld Licht Idylls
The Little Minister
Margaret Ogilvy
Peter Pan
The Professor’s Love Story
Tommy and Grizel
A Window in Thrums
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy. 1716–1795. The Pilgrimage of Anacharsis the Younger
Marie Bashkirtseff. 1860–1884. The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff
Charles Francis Bastable. 1855–1945. The Commerce of Nations
Public Finance
Arlo Bates. 1850–1918. The Philistines
Pierre Bayle. 1647–1706. Bayle’s Dictionary, Historical and Critical
Frances Courtenay Baylor. 1848–1920. Behind the Blue Ridge
Ada Ellen Bayly (Edna Lyall). 1857–1903. The Autobiography of a Slander
Emilia Pardo Bazán. 1852–1921. A Christian Woman
Rex Beach. 1877–1949. The Net
The Spoilers
Lord Beaconsfield. 1804–1881. Coningsby
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. 1732–1799. The Barber of Seville
The Marriage of Figaro
Francis Beaumont. 1584–1616 John Fletcher. 1579–1625. The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The Maid’s Tragedy
Wilhelm Adolf Becker. 1796–1846. Charicles, or Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks
Gallus; or, Roman Scenes of the Time of Augustus
William Beckford. 1760–1844. Vathek, The History of the Caliph
Saint Bede the Venerable. 673–735. Ecclesiastical History of Britain
Edward Beecher. 1803–1895. The Conflict of Ages
Lady Diana Jolliffe Belcher. 1805?–1890. The Mutineers of the Bounty and Their Descendants in Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands
Edward Bellamy. 1850–1898. Looking Backward, and Equality
René Benjamin. 1885–1948. Private Gaspard
Arnold Bennett. 1867–1931. Clayhanger
The Old Wives’ Tale
Edward Frederic Benson. 1867–1940. David Blaize
Jeremy Bentham. 1748–1832. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Richard Bentley. 1662–1742. Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris
John Davys Beresford. 1873–1947. These Lynnekers
Henri Bergson. 1859–1941. Creative Evolution
Friedrich von Bernhardi. 1849–1930. Germany and the Next War
Mary Berry. 1763–1852. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry
Sir Walter Besant. 1836–1901. All Sorts and Conditions of Men
Armorel of Lyonesse
The Bell of St. Paul’s
Children of Gibeon
For Faith and Freedom
The French Humorists
Sir Walter Besant. James Rice. 1843–1882. The Golden Butterfly
The Chaplain of the Fleet
Sir Walter Besant. Edward Henry Palmer. 1840–1882. Jerusalem, The City of Herod and Saladin
Walter Besant. London
Edward Henry Bickersteth. 1825–1906. Yesterday, To-day, and for Ever
John Bigelow. 1817–1911. Molinos the Quietist
Isabella Lucy Bird. 1831–1904. The Golden Chersonese
Robert Montgomery Bird. 1806–1854. Nick of the Woods
Björnstjerne Björnson. 1832–1910. Arne
The Fisher Maiden
Synnövé Solbakken
Richard Doddridge Blackmore. 1825–1900. Clara Vaughan
Cripps the Carrier
Lorna Doone
The Maid of Sker
William Blackstone. 1723–1780. Commentaries on the Laws of England
William Black. 1841–1898. A Daughter of Heth
Green Pastures and Piccadilly
James Gillespie Blaine. 1830–1893. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield
Giovanni Boccaccio. 1313–1375. Decameron