Some works are created to be collections of other works; anthologies and commonplace books are typical examples of this genre. The works they contain generally possess some special interest or exemplify a high standard, and are usually edited and annotated carefully. This page will list some such collections and the titles of the works they contain.




  • The Annals of America
  • Great Books of the Western World


Library of AmericaEdit

  • The Debate on the Constitution
  • Jefferson

Individual focusEdit

  • Clarence Darrow: Verdicts Out of Court
  • A Maimonides Reader
  • Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer


  • The Great Books
  • The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
  • The New Treasure Chest: An Anthology of Reflective Prose
  • The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
  • Black Writers of America: A Comprehensive Anthology
  • The American Spirit
  • The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
  • Seventeenth Century Prose and Poetry
  • Eighteenth-Century English Literature
  • Tudor Poetry and Prose
  • Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies
  • The Heart of Chinese Poetry
  • Sources of Chinese Tradition
  • Western Heritage: A Reader
  • The Ancient Near East
  • The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems In Translation
  • The Best Poems of the English Language
  • Hesitant Wolf & Scrupulous Fox: Fables Selected from World Literature
  • A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers
  • Good Poems
  • A Treasury of Great Poems
  • The Treasury of American Poetry
  • The World of Mathematics
  • The World of Physics
  • A Source Book of Greek Science
  • As the Romans Did
  • The Oxford Book of Essays
  • 50 Great Short Stories

With notable imagesEdit


  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
  • Envisioning Information


  • Fritz Kahn
  • Graphic Design: A New History
  • The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics
  • A World History of Photography


  • Masterpieces of Christian Literature in Summary Form
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
  • Lapham's Quarterly
  • Hodgepodge
  • An Editor's Treasury
  • The UNIX System User's Manual

Public domainEdit

  • Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book
  • My Book House (series)