Selected Czech Tales/The World's Classics

Selected Czech Tales (1925)
The World's Classics
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The World’s Classics

THE best recommendation of The World’s Classics is the books themselves, which have earned unstinted praise from critics and all classes of the public. Some millions of copies have been sold, and of the volumes already published very many have gone into a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth tenth or later impression. It is only possible to give so much for the money when large sales are certain. The clearness of the type, the quality of the paper, the size of the page, the printing, and the binding—from the cheapest to the best—cannot fail to commend themselves to all who love good literature presented in worthy form. That a high standard is insisted upon is proved by the list of books already published and of those on the eve of publication. Many of the volumes contain critical introductions written by leading authorities.

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The figures in parentheses denote the number of the book in the series

Aeschylus. The Seven Plays. Translated by Lewis Campbell. (117)

Ainsworth (W. Harrison). The Tower of London. (162)

À Kempis (Thomas). Of the Imitation of Christ. (49)

Aksakoff (Serghei). Trans. J. D. Duff.

A Russian Gentleman. (241)Years of Childhood. (242)

A Russian Schoolboy. (261)

Apocrypha, The, in the Revised Version. (294)

Aristophanes, Frere’s translation of the Acharnians, Knights, Birds, and Frogs. Introduction by W. W. Merry. (134)

Arnold (Matthew). Poems. Intro. by Sir A. T. Quiller-Couch. (85)

Aurelius (Marcus). Thoughts. Trans. J. Jackson. (60)

Austen (Jane). Emma. Introduction by E. V. Lucas. (129)

Bacon. The Advancement of Learning, and the New Atlantis, Introduction by Professor Case. (93)Essays. (24)

Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends. (9)

Barrow (Sir John). The Mutiny of the Bounty. (195)

Betham-Edwards (M.). The Lord of the Harvest. (194)

Blackmore (R. D.). Lorna Doone. Intro. by Sir H. Warren. (171)

Borrow. The Bible in Spain. (75)Lavengro. (66)

The Romany Rye. (73)Wild Wales. (224)

Brontë Sisters.

Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre. (1)Shirley. (14)Villette. (47)

The Professor, and the Poems of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Introduction by Theodore Watts-Dunton. (78)

Life of Charlotte Brontë, by E. C. Gaskell. (214)

Emily Brontë. Wuthering Heights. (10)

Anne Brontë. Agnes Grey. (141)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. (67)

Brown (Dr. John). Horae Subsecivae, Intro. by Austin Dobson. (118)

Browning (Elizabeth Barrett). Poems: A Selection. (176)

Browning (Robert). Poems and Plays, 1833–1842. (58)

Poems, 1842–1864. (137)

Buckle. The History of Civilization. 3 vols. (41, 48, 53)

Bunyan. The Pilgrim’s Progress. (12)

Burke. 6 vols. Vol. I. General Introduction by Judge Willis and Preface by F. W. Raffety. (71)

Vols. I, IV, V, VI. Prefaces by F. W. Raffety. (81, 112–114)

Vol. IIl. Preface by F. H. Willis. (111)

Letters. Selected, with Introduction, by H. J. Laski. (237)

Burns. Poems. (34)

Byron. Poems: A Selection. (180)

Carlyle. On Heroes and Hero-Woship. (62)

Past and Present. Introduction by G. K. Chesterton. (153)

Sartor Resartus. (19)

The French Revolution. Intro. C. R. L. Fletcher. 2vols. (125, 126)

The Life of John Sterling. Introduction by W. Hale White. (144)

Cervantes. Don Quixote. 2 vols. With a frontispiece. (130, 131)

Chaucer. The Works of. 3 vols. Vol. I (42); Vol. II (56); Vol. III, containing the whole of the Canterbury Tales (76)

Cobbold. Margaret Catchpole, Intro. by Clement Shorter. (119)

Coleridge. Poems. Introduction by Sir A. T. Quiller-Couch}}. (99)

Collins (Wilkie). The Woman in White. (226)

Congreve. The Comedies, with Introduction by Bonamy Dobrée. (276)

The Mourning Bride; and Miscellanies. (277)

Cooper (J. Fenimore). The Last of the Mohicans. (163)

Cowper. Letters. Selected, with Introduction, by E. V. Lucas. (138)

Czecho-Slovak Short Stories. Translated, with a preface, by Marie Busch. (288)

Darwin. The Origin of Species. With a Note by Grant Allen. (11)

Defoe. Captain Singleton. Intro. by Theodore Watts-Dunton. (82)

Robinson Crusoe. (17)

De Quincey. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. (23)

Dickens. Barnaby Rudge. (286)Edwin Drood. (263)

Great Expectations, 6 Illustrations. (128)Hard Times. (264)

Old Curiosity Shop. (270)Oliver Twist. 24 Illustrations. (8)

Pickwick Papers. With 43 Illustrations. 2 vols. (120, 121)

Tale of Two Cities. With 16 Illustrations by ‘Phiz’. (38)

Disraeli (Benjamin). Sybil. With an Introduction by Walter Sichel. (291)

Dobson (Austin). At Prior Park, &c. (259)

Eighteenth.Century Vignettes. Three Series. (245–7)

Four Frenchwomen. (248)Old Kensington Palace, &c. (258)

A Paladin of Philanthropy, &c. (256)Rosalba’s Journal, &c. (260)

Selected Poems. (249)Side-walk Studies. (257)

Dufferin (Lord). Letters from High Latitudes. Illustrated. (158)

Eliot (George). Adam Bede. (63)Felix Holt. (159)

Romola. (178)Scenes of Clerical Life. (155)

Silas Marner, &c. (80)The Mill on the Floss. (31)

Emerson. English Traits, and Representative Men. (30)

Essays. Two Series. (6)Nature; and Miscellanies. (236)

English Critical Essays. (Nineteenth Century.) (206)

(Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries.) (240)

English Essays. Chosen and arranged by W. Peacock. (32)

English Essays, 1600–1900 (Book of). Chosen by S. V. Makower and B. H. Blackwell. (172)

English Essays, Modern. Chosen by H. S. Milford. (280)

English Letters. (Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries.) (192)

English Prose. Chosen and arranged by W. Peacock.

Mandeville to Ruskin. (45)Wycliffe to Clarendon. (219)

Milton to Gray. (220)Walpole to Lamb. (221)

Landor to Holmes. (222)Mrs. Gaskell to Henry James. (223)

English Prose: Narrative, Descriptive, and Dramatic. Selected by H. A. Treble. (204)

English Short Stories. (Nineteenth Century.) (193)

Second Series. (Ninetecnth and Twentieth Centuries.) (228)

English Songs and Ballads. Compiled by T. W. H. Crosland. (13)

English Speeches, from Burke to Gladstone. (191)

Fielding. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, &c. Intro. A. Dobson. (142)

Francis (St.). The Little Flowers of St. Francis. In English Verse by J. Rhoades. (265)

Franklin (Benjamin). Autobiography. (250)

Froude (J. A.). Short Studies on Great Subjects. First Series. (269)

Galt (John). The Entail. Introduction by John Ayscough. (177)

Gaskell (Mrs.). Introductions by CLEMENT SHORTER.

Cousin Phillis, and Other Tales, &c. (168)

Cranford, The Cage at Cranford, and The Moorland Cottage. (110)

Lizzie Leigh, The Grey Woman, and Other Tales, &c. (175)

Mary Barton. (86)North and South. (154)

Right at Last, and Other Tales, &c. (203)

Round the Sofa. (190)Ruth. (88)Sylvia’s Lovers. (156)

Wives and Daughters. (157)Life of Charlotte Brontë. (214)

Ghosts and Marvels: a Selection of Uncanny Tales made by V. H. Collins, with an Introduction by Montague R. James. (284)

Gibbon. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Maps. 7 vols. (35, 441 51, 55, 64, 69, 74)

Autobiography. Introduction by J. B. Bury. (139)

Goethe. Faust, Part I (with Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus). (135)

Goldsmith. Poems. (123)The Vicar of Wakefield. (4)

Gray (Thomas). Letters, selected by John Beresford. (283)

Hawthorne. The House of the Seven Gables. (273)

The Scarlet Letter. (26)

Hazlitt. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays. Introduction by Sir A. Quiller-Couch. (205)

Lectures on the English Comic Writers. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. (124)Lectures on the English Poets. (255)

Sketches and Essays. (15)Spirit of the Age. (57)

Table-Talk. (5)Winterslow. (25)

Herbert (George). Poems. Introduction by Arthur Waugh. (109)

Herrick. Poemns. (16)

Holmes (Oliver Wendell). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. (61)

The Poet at the Breakfast-Table. Intro. Sir W. R. Nicoll. (95)

The Professor at the Breakfast-Table. Intro. Sir W. R. Nicoll. (89)

Homer. Translated by Pope. Iliad. (18)Odyssey. (36)

Hood. Poems. Introduction by Walter Jerrold. (87)

Horne (R. H.). A New Spirit of the Age. Intro. W. Jerrold. (127)

Hume. Essays. (33)

Hunt (Leigh). Essays and Sketches. Intro. R. B. Johnson. (115)

The Town. Introduction and Notes by Austin Dobson. (132)

Irving (Washington). The Conquest of Granada. (150)

The Sketch-Book. Introduction by T. Balston. (173)

Johnson (Samuel). Letters, selected by R. W. Chapman. (282)

Lives of the Poets. Intro. A. Waugh. 2 vols. (83, 84)

Keats. Poems. (7)

Keble. The Christian Year. (181)

Kingsley (Henry). Geoffry Hamlyn. (271) Ravenshoe. (267)

Lamb. Essays of Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia. (2)

Landor. Imaginary Conversations. Selected, with Introduction, by Prof. E. de Sélincourt. (196)

Lesage. Gil Blas. Ed. J. Fitzmaurice-Kelly. 2 vols. (151, 152)

Letters written in War Time. Selected by H. Wragg. (202)

Longfellow. Evangeline, The Golden Legend, &c. (39)

Hiawatha, Miles Standish, Tales of a Wayside Inn, &c. (174)

Lytton. Harold. With 6 Illustrations by Charles Burton. (165)

Macaulay. Lays of Ancient Rome; Ivry; The Armada. (27)

Machiavelli. The Prince. Translated by Luigi Ricci. (43)

Marcus Aurelius. See Aurelius.

Marlowe. Dr. Faustus (with Goethe’s Faust, Part I). (135)

Marryat. Mr. Midshipman Easy. (160)

Melville (Herman). Moby Dick. Intro. Viola Meynell. (225)

Typee. (274)Omoo. (275)White Jacket. Intro. C. Van Doren (253)

Mill (John Stuart). On Liberty, &c. Intro. Mrs. Fawcett. (170)

Autobiography. Intro. H. J. Laski. (262)

Milton. The English Poems. (182)

Selected Prose. (293)

Montaigne. Essays. Translated by J. Florio. 3 vols. (65, 70, 77)

Morier (J. J.). Hajji Baba of Ispahan. With a Map. (238)

Hajji Baba in England. (285)

Morris (W.). The Defence of Guenevere, Jason, &c. (183)

Motley. Rise of the Dutch Republic. 3 vols. (96, 97, 98)

Nekrassov. Who can be happy and free in Russia? A Poem. Trans. by Juliet Soskice. (213)

Palgrave. The Golden Treasury. With additional Poems, including Fitzgerald’s translation of Omar Khayyám. (133)

Peacock (T. L.). Misfortunes of Elphin; and Crotchet Castle. Intro. by R. W. Chapman. (244)

Peacock (W.). English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin. (45)

English Prose. 5 vols.:—

Wycliffe to Clarendon. (219)Walpole to Lamb. (221)

Milton to Gray. (220)Landor to Holmes. (222)

Mrs. Gaskell to Henry James. (223)

Selected English Essays. (32)

Persian (From the). The Three Dervishes, and Other Stories. (254)

Poe (Edgar Allan). Tales of Mystery and Imagination. (21)

Polish Tales. Else C. M. Benecke and Marie Busch. (230)

Prescott (W. H.). The Conquest of Mexico. 2 vols. (197, 198)

Reynolds (Sir Joshua). The Discourses, and the Letters to ‘The Idler’. Introduction by Austin Dobson. (149)

Rossetti (Christina). Goblin Market, Prince’s Progress, &c. (184)

Rossetti (D. G.). Poems and Translations, 1850–1870. (185)

Ruskin. (Ruskin House Editions, by arrangement with Messrs. Allen and Unwin, Ltd.)

‘A Joy for Ever,’ and The Two Paths. Illustrated. (147)

Sesame and Lilies, and Ethics of the Dust. (145)

Time and Tide, and The Crown of Wild Olive. (146)

Unto this Last, and Munera Pulveris. (148)

Russian Short Stories. Selected and translated by A. E. Chamot. (287)

Scott. Ivanhoe. (29) Lives of the Novelists. Intro. Austin Dobson. (94)

Poems. A Selection. (186)

Selected English Short Stories. (Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.) Two Series. (193, 228)

Selected Speeches and Documents on British Colonial Policy (1763–1917). Ed. A. B. Keith. 2 vols. (215, 216)

Selected Speeches and Documents on Indian Policy (1756–1921). Edited, with Introduction. by Prof. A. B. Keith. (231, 232)

Selected Speeches on British Foreign Policy (1738–1914). Edited by Edgar R. Jones, M.P. (201)

Shakespeare. Plays and Poems. Preface by A. C. Swinburne. Introductions by Edward Dowden. 9 vols.

Comedies. 3 vols. (100, 101, 102)

Histories and Poems, 3 vols. (103, 104, 105)

Tragedies. 3 vols. (106, 107, 108)

Shakespeare’s Contemporaries. Six Plays by Beaumont and Fletcher, Dekker, Webster, and Massinger. Edited by C. B. Wheeler. (199)

Shakespearean Criticism. A Selection. Ed. D. N. Smith. (212)

Shelley. Poems. A Selection. (187)

Sheridan. Plays. Introduction by Joseph Knight. (79)

Smith (Adam). The Wealth of Nations. 2 vols. (54, 59)

Smith (Alexander). Dreamthorp, with Selections from Last Leaves. Introduction by Prof. Hugh Walker. (200)

Smollett. Travels France and Italy. Intro. T. SECCOMBE. (90)

Humphry Clinker. With an Introduction by T. Rice-Oxley. (290)

Sophocles. The Seven Plays, Trans. Lewis Campbell. (116)

Southey. Letters. Selected by M. H. FitzGerald. (169)

Sterne. Tristram Shandy. (40)

Stevenson (R. L.). Treasure Island. (295)Virginibus Puerisque. (296)

Swift. Gulliver’s Travels. (20)

Taylor (Meadows). Confessions of a Thug. (207)

Tennyson. Selected Poems. Introduction by Sir H. Warren. (3)

Thackeray. Book of Snobs, Sketches and Travels in London, &c. (50)

Henry Esmond. (28)

Thoreau. Walden. Introduction by Theodore Watts-Dunton. (68)

Twenty-three Tales. Translated by L. and A. Maude. (72)

Three Dervishes, The, &c. Stories from the Persian by R. LEVY. (254)

Tolstoy. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.

A Confession, and What I Believe. (229)

Anna Karenina. 2vols. (210, 211)

The Cossacks, &c. (208)Essays and Letters. (46)

The Kreutzer Sonata, &c. (266)Plays, complete. (243)

Resurrection. (209)Twenty-three Tales. (72)

War and Peace. 3 vols. (233–5)What then must we do? (281)

Trelawny (E. J.). Adventures of a Younger Son. With an Intro. by Ethel Colburn Mayne. (289)

Trollope. An Autobiography. Intro. by Michael Sadleir. (239)

Barchester Towers. (268)

The Belton Estate. (251)

The Claverings. Intro. by G. S. Street. (252)

Miss Mackenazie. (278)Orley Farm. (292)Rachel Ray. (279)

The Three Clerks. Intro. by W. Teignmouth Shore. (140)

The Warden. (217)The Vicar of Bullhampton. (272)

Virgil. Trans. by Dryden. (37)Trans. by J. Rhoades. (227)

Watts-Dunton (Theodore). Aylwin. (52)

Wells (Charles). Joseph and his Brethren. With an Introduction by A. C. Swinburne, and a Note by T. Watts-Dunton. (143)

White (Gilbert). The Natural History of Selborne. (22)

Whitman. Leaves of Grass: A Selection. Introduction by E. de Sélincourt. (218)

Whittier. Poems: A Selection. (188)

Wordsworth. Poems: A Selection. (189)

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