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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

Boethius to Conrad

Boethius. d. 524. The Consolations of Philosophy
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux. 1636–1711. The Art of Poetry
Gaston Boissier. 1823–1908. Cicero and His Friends
William Booth. 1829–1912. In Darkest England and the Way Out
George Borrow. 1803–1881. The Bible in Spain
Lavengro, and Romany Rye
The Zincali
James Boswell. 1740–1795. Life of Johnson
Paul Bourget. 1852–1935. Cosmopolis
The Disciple
A Tragic Idyll
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne. 1769–1834. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
Émile Bourry. A Treatise on Ceramic Industries
Francis Bowen. 1811–1890. American Political Economy
Samuel Bowles. 1826–1878. Across the Continent
Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen. 1848–1895. Gunnar: A Tale of Norse Life
Edward Bradley (Cuthbert Bede). 1827–1889. The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green
Georg Brandes. 1842–1927. Eminent Authors of the Nineteenth Century
Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature
John Brand. 1744–1806. Observations on Popular Antiquities
James Henry Breasted. 1865–1935. A History of Egypt, from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest
Fredrika Bremer. 1801–1865. The Neighbors
Eugène Brieux. 1858–1932. The Red Robe
Three Daughters of M. Dupont
Daniel Garrison Brinton. 1837–1899. American Hero Myths
The Myths of the New World
Anne Brontë. 1820–1849. Agnes Grey
Charlotte Brontë. 1816–1855. Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë. 1818–1848. Wuthering Heights
Henry Brooke. 1703?–1783. The Fool of Quality
Stopford Augustus Brooke. 1832–1916. Tennyson: His Art and Relation to Modern Life
Rhoda Broughton. 1840–1920. Good-bye, Sweetheart!
Red as a Rose Is She
Alice Brown. 1857–1948. The Prisoner
Horatio Forbes Brown. 1854–1926. Life on the Lagoons
Dr. John Brown. 1810–1882. Rab and His Friends
Thomas Alexander Browne (Rolf Boldrewood). 1826–1915. Robbery Under Arms
William Crary Brownell. 1851–1928. American Prose Masters
French Traits
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806–1861. Aurora Leigh
Robert Browning. 1812–1889. A Blot in the ’Scutcheon
The Ring and the Book
Robert Browning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1845–1846
Christine Chaplin Brush. 1842–1892. The Colonel’s Opera Cloak
James Bryce. 1838–1922. The American Commonwealth
Francis Trevelyan Buckland. 1826–1880. Curiosities of Natural History
Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoölogist
Henry Thomas Buckle. 1821–1862. History of Civilization in England
James Monroe Buckley. 1836–1920. A History of Methodism in the United States
Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. 1707–1788. Natural History
Thomas Bulfinch. 1796–1867. The Age of Chivalry
The Age of Fable
Arthur Bullard. 1879–1929. Panama
Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton. 1803–1873. The Caxtons
The Coming Race
Ernest Maltravers and Alice
Eugene Aram
Kenelm Chillingly: His Adventures and Opinions
The Last Days of Pompeii
My Novel
Paul Clifford
A Strange Story
John Bunyan. 1628–1688. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
The Pilgrim’s Progress
Edmund Burke. 1729–1797. Speech on Conciliation with the American Colonies
Reflections on the Revolution in France
Gilbert Burnet. 1643–1715. History of the Reformation of the Church of England and History of His Own Time
Frances Hodgson Burnett. 1849–1924. A Fair Barbarian
A Lady of Quality
The Making of a Marchioness
The Shuttle
Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d’Arblay). 1752–1840. Cecilia
The Diary and Letters of Madame D’Arblay
Clara Louise Burnham. 1854–1927. Dr. Latimer
The Right Princess
Robert Burns. 1759–1796. The Jolly Beggars
John Burroughs. 1837–1921. Pepacton
Signs and Seasons
Lady Isabel Burton. 1831–1896. Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
Robert Burton. 1577–1640. The Anatomy of Melancholy
Richard de Bury. 1287–1345. Philobiblon
Moritz Busch. 1821–1899. Bismarck, Some Secret Pages of His History
Joseph Butler. 1692–1752. The Analogy of Religion
Samuel Butler. 1612–1680. Hudibras
Samuel Butler. 1835–1902. The Way of All Flesh
Edwin Lassetter Bynner. 1842–1893. Agnes Surriage
The Begum’s Daughter
Lord Byron. 1788–1824. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
Don Juan
George Washington Cable. 1844–1925. The Cavalier
Dr. Sevier
The Grandissimes
Cædmon. d. c. 680. Saint Cædmon
Cædmon’s Writings
Julius Cæsar. 100–44 B.C. Commentaries
Hall Caine. 1853–1931. The Bondman
The Christian
The Deemster
The Eternal City
The Manxman
The Prodigal Son
The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Pedro Calderón de la Barca. 1600–1681. The Wonderful Magician
John Calvin. 1509–1564. Institutes of the Christian Religion
Douglas Campbell. 1839–1893. The Puritan in Holland, England, and America
James Dykes Campbell. 1838–1895. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Narrative of the Events of his Life
Thomas Campbell. 1777–1844. Gertrude of Wyoming
George Canning. 1770–1827. The Loves of the Triangles
Rosa Nouchette Carey. 1840–1909. Not Like Other Girls
Thomas Carlyle. 1795–1881. History of Frederick the Great
The French Revolution
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
Past and Present
Sartor Resartus
Andrew Carnegie. 1835–1919. Triumphant Democracy
Lewis Carroll. 1832–1898. Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass
Bartolomé de las Casas. 1474–1566. General History of the Indies
Baldassare Castiglione. 1478–1529. The Book of the Courtier
Agnes Castle. 1865–1922 Egerton Castle. 1858–1920 The Rose of the World
Willa Cather. 1873–1947. The Song of the Lark
Mary Hartwell Catherwood. 1847–1902. The Lady of Fort St. John
The Romance of Dollard
Émile Cazelles. 1831–1907. Outline of Evolution-Philosophy
Benvenuto Cellini. 1500–1571. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. 1547–1616. The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Basil Hall Chamberlain. 1850–1935. Aino Folk-Tales
Nathan Henry Chamberlain. 1828–1901. Samuel Sewall and the World He Lived in
Robert Chambers. 1802–1871. The Book of Days
Robert William Chambers. 1865–1933. The Fighting Chance
The Firing Line
Adelbert von Chamisso. 1781–1838. Peter Schlemihl
Champfleury (Jules François Félix Husson). 1821–1889. The Faience Violin
Thomas Chapais. 1858–1946. Le Marquis de Montcalm
George Chapman. 1559?–1634. All Fools
Bussy d’Ambois
Elizabeth Rundle Charles. 1828–1896. Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family
Godfrey Benson, Lord Charnwood. 1864–1945. Abraham Lincoln
François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand. 1768–1848. Atala
The Genius of Christianity
Geoffrey Chaucer. c. 1340–1400. Canterbury Tales
Troilus and Criseyde
Anton Chekhov. 1860–1904. The Cherry Orchard
The Darling and Other Stories
Victor Cherbuliez. 1829–1899. Jean Teterol’s Idea
The Revenge of Joseph Noirel
Samuel Brohl and Company
Caroline Chesebro’. 1825–1873. The Foe in the Household
George Tomkyns Chesney. 1830–1895. The Battle of Dorking
Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield. 1694–1773. Letters to His Son
G. K. Chesterton. 1874–1936. Heretics
Francis James Child. 1825–1896. English and Scottish Popular Ballads
Mary Cholmondeley. 1859–1925. The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers
Diana Tempest
Alfred John Church. 1829–1912. The Story of Carthage
Winston Churchill. 1874–1965. Lord Randolph Churchill
The Crisis
A Far Country
The Inside of the Cup
Mr. Crewe’s Career
Richard Carvel
Colley Cibber. 1671–1757. Apology for his Life
Marcus Tullius Cicero. 106–43 B.C. Brutus; or, Dialogue concerning Illustrious Orators
On the Reply of the Aruspices
Jules Claretie. 1840–1913. The Crime of the Boulevard
Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke. 1846–1881. His Natural Life
Caroline Clive. 1801–1873. Paul Ferrol
Edward Clodd. 1840–1930. The Story of Creation
Sylvanus Cobb. 1823–1887. The Gun-Maker of Moscow
Frances Power Cobbe. 1822–1904. Studies New and Old of Ethical and Social Subjects
William Cobbett. 1763–1835. Rural Rides
Henry Cockton. 1807–1853. Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 1772–1834. Aids to Reflection
Biographia Literaria
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
William Wilkie Collins. 1824–1889. Antonina
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
Columella. 4–70. Agriculture
William Combe. 1742–1823. The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax
Anna Comnena. 1083–1153. The Alexiad
William Congreve. 1670–1729. The Mourning Bride
The Way of the World
Ralph Connor. 1860–1937. The Doctor
The Man from Glengarry
Joseph Conrad. 1857–1924. Almayer’s Folly
Lord Jim