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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

Plato to Shakespeare

Plato. 429–347 B.C. The Banquet
The Laws
The Republic
Plautus. c. 254–184 B.C. Aulularia
Pliny the Elder. 23–79 A.D. Natural History
Pliny the Younger. 61/2–c. 113 A.D. Letters of Pliny
Plutarch. c. 45–120 A.D. Lives
Edgar Allan Poe. 1809–1849. The Gold-Bug
Marco Polo. 1254–1324. Travels of Marco Polo
Ernest Poole. 1880–1950. The Harbor
His Family
Alexander Pope. 1688–1744. The Dunciad
Eleanor Hodgman Porter. 1868–1920. Just David
Jane Porter. 1776–1850. The Scottish Chiefs
Thaddeus of Warsaw
Henry Codman Potter. 1834–1908. The Scholar and the State
Eleanor Frances Poynter. Ersilia
Waldo Selden Pratt. 1857–1939. The History of Music
William Hickling Prescott. 1796–1859. History of the Conquest of Peru
History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella
Harriet Waters Preston. 1836–1911. Troubadours and Trouvères
Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles. 1697–1763. Manon Lescaut
Marcel Prévost. 1862–1941. Lettres de Femmes
Richard Pryce. 1864–1942. Christopher
David Penstephen
George Psalmanazar. 1679?–1763. Formosa
Ptolemy. c. 90–c. 168. The Almagest
Raphael Pumpelly. 1837–1923. Across America and Asia
Samuel Purchas. 1577?–1626. Purchas his Pilgrimes
Alexander Pushkin. 1799–1837. Boris Godounoff
The Captain’s Daughter
George Haven Putnam. 1844–1930. Books and their Makers, A.D. 476–1709
The Question of Copyright
Francis Quarles. 1592–1644. Emblems
Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire. 1838–1923. The Woodman
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. 1863–1944. The Delectable Duchy
The Splendid Spur
Adventures in Criticism
Quintilian. c. 35–c. 95 A.D. Institutes
François Rabelais. c. 1490–1553. Gargantua and Pantagruel
Jean Racine. 1639–1699. Andromache
Ann (Ward) Radcliffe. 1764–1823. The Mysteries of Udolpho
Sir Walter Raleigh. 1554?–1618. A History of the World
Rudolf Erich Raspe. 1736–1794. The Travels and Adventures of Baron Münchausen
Walter Raymond. 1852–1931. Love and Quiet Life
Charles Reade. 1814–1884. Christie Johnstone
The Cloister and the Hearth
Griffith Gaunt
Hard Cash
Love Me Little, Love Me Long
Peg Woffington
Put Yourself in His Place
Percy Redfern. 1875–1958. The Story of the C. W. S.
Salomon Reinach. 1858–1932. Apollo
Ernest Renan. 1823–1892. History of the People of Israel
Agnes Repplier. 1855–1950. Americans and Others
Fritz Reuter. 1810–1874. In the Year ’13
Old Story of My Farming Days
Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1723–1792. Discourses Delivered in the Royal Academy
James Ford Rhodes. 1848–1927. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850
Théodule Ribot. 1839–1916. Heredity
Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice. 1870–1942. Lovey Mary
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Samuel Richardson. 1689–1761. Clarissa Harlowe
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
Sir Charles Grandison
Jacob August Riis. 1849–1914. The Making of an American
Mary Roberts Rinehart. 1876–1958. K
Alexander Roberts. 1826–1901. James Donaldson. 1831–1915. Ante-Nicene Christian Library
Frederick Sleigh, Lord Roberts. 1832–1914. Forty-one Years in India
Margaret Roberts. 1833–1919. Mademoiselle Mori
John Robinson. 1575?–1625. New Essays: Observations, Divine and Moral
Regina Maria Roche. 1764?–1845. The Children of the Abbey
Édouard Rod. 1857–1910. The White Rocks
Michael Levi Rodkinson, ed. 1845–1904. Babylonian Talmud
Edward Payson Roe. 1838–1888. Barriers Burned Away
James Edwin Thorold Rogers. 1823–1890. A History of Agriculture and Prices
The Economic Interpretation of History
Romain Rolland. 1866–1944. Jean Christophe
Theodore Roosevelt. 1858–1919. The Strenuous Life
The Winning of the West
William Roscoe. 1753–1831. The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth
John Holland Rose. 1855–1942. The Life of Napoleon I.
Pierre-Fulcrand de Rosset. 1708–1788. Agriculture
Maria Francesca Rossetti. 1827–1876. A Shadow of Dante
Edmond Rostand. 1868–1918. Chantecler
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jean Jacques Rousseau. 1712–1778. Confessions
The Social Contract
Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree. 1871–1954. Land and Labor
Poverty, A Study in Town Life
Susanna Haswell Rowson. 1762–1824. Charlotte Temple
Crotus Rubianus. c. 1480–1539. Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum
Giovanni Ruffini. 1807–1881. Doctor Antonio
Bertha Runkle. 1879–1958. The Helmet of Navarre
John Ruskin. 1819–1900. Modern Painters
Seven Lamps of Architecture
Stones of Venice
William Clark Russell. 1844–1911. The Wreck of the Grosvenor
Viktor Rydberg. 1828–1895. The Last Athenian
Paul Sabatier. 1858–1928. Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
Leopold Sacher-Masoch. 1835–1895. Seraph
Julius Sachs. 1832–1897. A History of Botany, 1530–1860
Sa’dī. c. 1213–1291. Gulistan, or Rose Garden
Mary Amelia St. Clair (May Sinclair). 1863–1946. The Divine Fire
The Helpmate
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. 1804–1869. Causeries du Lundi
Gallery of Celebrated Women
Nouveaux Lundis
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. 1737–1814. Paul and Virginia
George Saintsbury. 1845–1933. A Short History of French Literature
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon. 1675–1755. The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon
Leonard Sylvain Jules Sandeau. 1811–1883. Catharine
The House of Penarvan
George Sand. 1804–1876. Consuelo
Elle et Lui
The Haunted Pool
Little Fadette
L’Histoire de Ma Vie
John Saunders. 1810–1895. Israel Mort, Overman
Marmion Wilard Savage. 1803–1872. The Bachelor of the Albany
Minot Judson Savage. 1841–1918. Bluffton
Richard Henry Savage. 1846–1903. My Official Wife
Joseph Viktor von Scheffel. 1826–1886. Ekkehard
Friedrich von Schiller. 1759–1805. Wallenstein
Wilhelm Tell
Heinrich Schliemann. 1822–1890. Troy and Its Remains
Arthur Schnitzler. 1862–1931. Anatol
The Lonely Way
Professor Bernhardi
Prince Emil Rudolf Osman Schönaich-Carolath. 1852–1908. Melting Snows
Arthur Schopenhauer. 1788–1860. The World as Will and Idea
Olive Schreiner. 1855–1920. The Story of an African Farm
Ossip Schubin. 1854–1934. Boris Lensky
Michael Scott. 1789–1835. The Cruise of the Midge
Tom Cringle’s Log
Robert Falcon Scott. 1868–1912. Scott’s Last Expedition
Sir Walter Scott. 1771–1832. The Abbot
Anne of Geierstein
The Antiquary
The Bride of Lammermoor
Count Robert of Paris
The Fair Maid of Perth
Guy Mannering
The Heart of Midlothian
Quentin Durward
Augustin Eugène Scribe. 1791–1861. Ernest Legouvé. 1807–1903. Adrienne Lecouvreur
Horace Elisha Scudder. 1838–1902. Dream Children
Men and Letters
Madeleine de Scudéry. 1607–1701. Clélie
Anne Douglas Sedgwick. 1873–1935. Tante
Catharine Maria Sedgwick. 1789–1867. Hope Leslie
Frederic Seebohm. 1833–1912. The English Village Community
The Oxford Reformers of 1498
Sir John Robert Seeley. 1834–1895. Ecce Homo
The Expansion of England
Life and Times of Stein
William Young Sellar. 1825–1890. The Roman Poets
Seneca. c. 4 B.C.–65 A.D. The Morals
Matilde Serao. 1856–1927. After the Pardon
The Land of Cockayne
Ernest Thompson Seton. 1860–1946. Lives of the Hunted
Madame de Sévigné. 1626–1696. Letters
Anna Sewell. 1820–1878. Black Beauty
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. 1874–1922. The Heart of the Antarctic
Arthur Shadwell. 1854–1936. Industrial Efficiency
Lord Shaftesbury. 1671–1713. Characteristics
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616. All’s Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
King Henry IV., Part i.
King Henry IV., Part ii.
King Henry V.
Henry VI.
Henry VIII.
Julius Cæsar
King John
King Lear
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II.
Richard III.
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Noble Kinsmen
A Winter’s Tale