The Best of the World's Classics (Restricted to Prose) Volume VI - Great Britain and Ireland IV : 1801-1909
Table of Contents: John Henry Newman-(Born in 1801, died in 1890.) I: The Beginnings of Tractarianism. (From the Apologia pro Vita Sua) II: On His Submission to the Catholic Church. (From the Apologia) III: Of Athens as a True University. (From Volume III of the Historical Sketches) Edward Bulwer Lytton-(Born in 1803, died in 1873.) The Descent of Vesuvius on Pompeii. (From The Last Days of Pompeii) Lord Beaconsfield-(Born in 1804, died in 1881.) Jerusalem by Moonlight. (From Tancred) Charles Merivale-(Born in 1808, died in 1893.) The Personality of Augustus Caelig;sar. (From the History of the Romans Under the Empire) Alexander W. Kinglake-(Born in 1809, died in 1891.) I: On Mocking at the Sphinx. (From Eothen) II: The Beginnings of the Crimean War. (From The Invasion of the Crimea) Charles Darwin-(Born in 1809, died in 1882.) I: On Variations in Mammals, Birds and Fishes. (From The Origin of Species) II: The Genesis of a Great Book. (From the Autobiography, printed in Volume I of the Life and Letters) John Brown-(Born in 1810, died in 1882.) Rab and the Game Chicken. (From Rab and His Friends) William M. Thackeray-(Born in 1811, died in 1863.) I: The Imperturbable Marlborough. (From The History of Henry Esmond) II: At the Ball Before the Battle of Waterloo. (From Vanity Fair) III: The Death of Colonel Newcome. (From The Newcomes) IV: London in the Time of the First George. (From the Four Georges) Charles Dickens-(Born in 1812, died in 1870.) I: Sidney Carton's Death. (The conclusion of A Tale of Two Cities) II: Bob Sawyer's Party. (From Chapter XXXI of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club) III: Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness. (From Chapters LVII and LVIII of The Old Curiosity Shop) IV: A Happy Return of the Day. (From Book III, Chapter IV, of Our Mutual Friend) Charlotte Bronte-(Born in 1816, died in 1855.) Of the Author of Vanity Fair. (Preface to the second edition of Jane Eyre) James Anthony Froude-(Born in 1818, died in 1894.) I: Of History as a Science. (From Short Studies on Great Subjects) II: The Character of Henry VIII. (From the History of England) III: Caelig;sar's Mission. (From the concluding chapter of Caelig;sar-A Sketch) John Ruskin-(Born in 1819, died in 1900.) I: Of the History and Sovereignty of Venice. (From Chapter I of The Stones of Venice) II: St. Mark's at Venice. (From Vol. II of The Stones of Venice) III: Of Water. (From Vol. II, Section V, of Modern Painters) George Eliot-(Born in 1819, died in 1880.) At the Hall Farm. (From Adam Bede) Herbert Spencer-(Born in 1820, died in 1904.) I: The Origin of Professional Occupations. (From Volume III of The Principles of Sociology) II: Self-Dependence and Paternalism. (From the Essays, Moral, Political and Esthetic) III: The Ornamental and the Useful in Education. (From Education, Intellectual, Moral and Physical) IV: Reminiscences of His Boyhood. (From Part I, Chapter II, of the Autobiography) V: A Tribute to E. L. Youmans. (From Part VII of the Autobiography) VI: Why He Never Married. (From Part XII of the Autobiography) ...
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December 15, 2009
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