The World's Greatest Books — Volume 10 — Lives and Letters
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  • THE WORLD'S
  • GREATEST
  • BOOKS
    • JOINT EDITORS
    • ARTHUR MEE
      • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
    • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
    • J.A. HAMMERTON
      • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
    • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
    • VOL. X
      • LIVES AND LETTERS
    • LIVES AND LETTERS
  • Table of Contents
    • Acknowledgement
  • VICTOR HUGO
    • Deeds and Words
      • I.--Right and Law
      • II.--Days of Childhood
      • III.--Before the Exile
      • IV.--Republican Principles
      • V.--In Exile
      • VI.--After the Exile
    • I.--Right and Law
    • II.--Days of Childhood
    • III.--Before the Exile
    • IV.--Republican Principles
    • V.--In Exile
    • VI.--After the Exile
  • MARTIN HUME
    • The Courtships of Elizabeth
      • I.--Foreign Philandering
      • II.--The Nine Years' Comedy
      • III.--Catholics and Heretics
      • IV.--The Lovelorn Alençon
      • V.--The Battle of Wits
    • I.--Foreign Philandering
    • II.--The Nine Years' Comedy
    • III.--Catholics and Heretics
    • IV.--The Lovelorn Alençon
    • V.--The Battle of Wits
    • The Love Affairs of Mary Queen of Scots
      • I.--Betrothed in her Cradle
      • II.--Intrigue, Plot, and Intrigue
      • III.--Prudence Overcome by Passion
      • IV.--Dire Infatuation
      • V.--Langside and After
    • I.--Betrothed in her Cradle
    • II.--Intrigue, Plot, and Intrigue
    • III.--Prudence Overcome by Passion
    • IV.--Dire Infatuation
    • V.--Langside and After
  • WASHINGTON IRVING
    • Life of Christopher Columbus
      • The Years of Waiting
      • The First Voyage
      • (August, 1492--March, 1493)
      • The Second Voyage
      • (September, 1493--June, 1496)
      • The Third Voyage
      • (May, 1498--October, 1500)
      • The Fourth Voyage
      • (May, 1502--November, 1504)
    • The Years of Waiting
    • The First Voyage
    • (August, 1492--March, 1493)
    • The Second Voyage
    • (September, 1493--June, 1496)
    • The Third Voyage
    • (May, 1498--October, 1500)
    • The Fourth Voyage
    • (May, 1502--November, 1504)
    • Life of George Washington
      • Conflicts with the French
      • The Dawn of Independence
      • Declaration of Independence
      • The Winning of Independence
      • The Years of Peace
    • Conflicts with the French
    • The Dawn of Independence
    • Declaration of Independence
    • The Winning of Independence
    • The Years of Peace
  • JOSEPHUS
    • Autobiography
      • I.--Priest of the Blood-Royal
      • II.--The Prelude to the Great Crisis
      • III.--Governor of Galilee
      • IV.--The Failure of His Foes
    • I.--Priest of the Blood-Royal
    • II.--The Prelude to the Great Crisis
    • III.--Governor of Galilee
    • IV.--The Failure of His Foes
  • JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
    • Life of Sir Walter Scott
      • Early Years
      • The Poet's Education
      • Marriage
      • Early Poems
      • Scott's Chief Poems
      • The Waverley Novels
      • Abbotsford
      • The End of All
    • Early Years
    • The Poet's Education
    • Marriage
    • Early Poems
    • Scott's Chief Poems
    • The Waverley Novels
    • Abbotsford
    • The End of All
    • The Life of Robert Burns
      • I.--The Poet in the Making
      • II.--The Loves of a Peasant Poet
      • III.--Burns at His Zenith
      • IV.--The Clarinda Romance
      • V.--Closing Years of the Poet's Life
    • I.--The Poet in the Making
    • II.--The Loves of a Peasant Poet
    • III.--Burns at His Zenith
    • IV.--The Clarinda Romance
    • V.--Closing Years of the Poet's Life
  • MARTIN LUTHER
    • Table Talk
      • God's Word and Book
      • God's Dealing with Us
      • Points from "Popedom"
      • Patristic Literature
      • Hints for Preachers
      • Time's Forelock
      • Modern Luxury
      • Ministers and Matrimony
      • Miscellaneous Topics
      • Strong Opinions Outworn by Time
      • Characteristic Sayings
    • God's Word and Book
    • God's Dealing with Us
    • Points from "Popedom"
    • Patristic Literature
    • Hints for Preachers
    • Time's Forelock
    • Modern Luxury
    • Ministers and Matrimony
    • Miscellaneous Topics
    • Strong Opinions Outworn by Time
    • Characteristic Sayings
  • MIRABEAU
    • Memoirs
      • I.--"The Hurricane"
      • II.--Into Political Life
      • III.--For King and People
      • IV.--President of the National Assembly
    • I.--"The Hurricane"
    • II.--Into Political Life
    • III.--For King and People
    • IV.--President of the National Assembly
  • THOMAS MOORE
    • Life of Byron
      • I.--Ancestors and Early Days
      • II.--The Poet Finds Himself
      • III.--Byron's Unfortunate Marriage
      • IV.--Wanderings and Work
      • V.--A Bewildering Personality
    • I.--Ancestors and Early Days
    • II.--The Poet Finds Himself
    • III.--Byron's Unfortunate Marriage
    • IV.--Wanderings and Work
    • V.--A Bewildering Personality
  • JAMES COTTER MORISON
    • Life and Times of St. Bernard
      • I.--The Early Days of a Useful Life
      • II.--A Great Preacher and Essayist
      • III.--St. Bernard and the Second Crusade
    • I.--The Early Days of a Useful Life
    • II.--A Great Preacher and Essayist
    • III.--St. Bernard and the Second Crusade
  • JOHN MORLEY
    • Life of Richard Cobden
      • I.--On the Road
      • II.--The Corn Laws
      • III.--Cobden and Bright
      • IV.--In the Cause of Peace
      • V.--Cobden as Treaty-Maker
      • VI.--The Last Days of Cobden
    • I.--On the Road
    • II.--The Corn Laws
    • III.--Cobden and Bright
    • IV.--In the Cause of Peace
    • V.--Cobden as Treaty-Maker
    • VI.--The Last Days of Cobden
  • SAMUEL PEPYS
    • Diary
      • I.--"God Bless King Charles"
      • II.--The Plague
      • III.--The Great Fire
      • IV.--Of the Badness of the Government
      • V.--The End of the Diary
    • I.--"God Bless King Charles"
    • II.--The Plague
    • III.--The Great Fire
    • IV.--Of the Badness of the Government
    • V.--The End of the Diary
  • PLINY THE YOUNGER
    • Letters
      • To Cornelius Tacitus
      • To Minucius Fundanus
      • To Septicius Clarus
      • To Avitus
      • To Baebius Macer
      • To Cornelius Tacitus
      • To Calpurnia, His Wife
      • To Germinius
      • To the Emperor Trajan
    • To Cornelius Tacitus
    • To Minucius Fundanus
    • To Septicius Clarus
    • To Avitus
    • To Baebius Macer
    • To Cornelius Tacitus
    • To Calpurnia, His Wife
    • To Germinius
    • To the Emperor Trajan
  • CARDINAL RICHELIEU
    • Political Testament
      • Retrospect
      • Of Education
      • Of the Nobility
      • Of the Disorders of Justice
      • To the Officers of Finance
      • Of the People
      • Reason and Government
      • Public Interests First
      • The Power of Kingship
      • The Whole Duty of Princes
    • Retrospect
    • Of Education
    • Of the Nobility
    • Of the Disorders of Justice
    • To the Officers of Finance
    • Of the People
    • Reason and Government
    • Public Interests First
    • The Power of Kingship
    • The Whole Duty of Princes
  • JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
    • Confessions
      • Madame de Warens
      • Three Years in Turin
      • Seeking a Career
      • Our Little Circle
      • Les Charmettes
      • The Gathering Gloom
    • Madame de Warens
    • Three Years in Turin
    • Seeking a Career
    • Our Little Circle
    • Les Charmettes
    • The Gathering Gloom
  • LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
    • Memoirs
      • Court Intrigues
      • Richelieu's Death
      • Under Mazarin's Rule
      • Wars of the Fronde
    • Court Intrigues
    • Richelieu's Death
    • Under Mazarin's Rule
    • Wars of the Fronde
  • MADAME DE SÉVIGNÉ
    • Letters
      • Love for her Daughter
      • The Brinvilliers Affair
      • Devotion
      • Love of Life
      • The Order of God
      • The Prince of Orange and England
      • Old Age
    • Love for her Daughter
    • The Brinvilliers Affair
    • Devotion
    • Love of Life
    • The Order of God
    • The Prince of Orange and England
    • Old Age
  • ROBERT SOUTHEY
    • The Life of Nelson
      • I.--A Captain at Twenty
      • II.--In the Mediterranean
      • III.--St. Vincent and the Nile
      • IV.--Lady Hamilton
      • V.--Trafalgar
    • I.--A Captain at Twenty
    • II.--In the Mediterranean
    • III.--St. Vincent and the Nile
    • IV.--Lady Hamilton
    • V.--Trafalgar
  • MADAME DE STAAL
    • Memoirs
      • A Convent Child
      • Thrown on the World
      • Political Intrigues
      • In the Bastille
    • A Convent Child
    • Thrown on the World
    • Political Intrigues
    • In the Bastille
  • EARL STANHOPE
    • Life of William Pitt
      • I.--The Boy Statesman
      • II.--The Regency Problem
      • III.--The Struggle with France
      • IV.--Resignation
      • V.--The Last Ministry
    • I.--The Boy Statesman
    • II.--The Regency Problem
    • III.--The Struggle with France
    • IV.--Resignation
    • V.--The Last Ministry
  • ARTHUR PENRHYN STANLEY
    • The Life of Thomas Arnold, D.D.
      • I.--Youth and Early Manhood
      • II.--Headmaster of Rugby
      • III.--As Teacher and Preacher
      • IV.--Influence of the Great Teacher
    • I.--Youth and Early Manhood
    • II.--Headmaster of Rugby
    • III.--As Teacher and Preacher
    • IV.--Influence of the Great Teacher
  • AGNES STRICKLAND
    • Life of Queen Elizabeth
      • I.--The Lady Elizabeth
      • II.--Mary Stuart and Saint Bartholomew
      • III.--The Hour of Mary's Doom
      • IV.--Elizabeth's Closing Years
    • I.--The Lady Elizabeth
    • II.--Mary Stuart and Saint Bartholomew
    • III.--The Hour of Mary's Doom
    • IV.--Elizabeth's Closing Years
  • JONATHAN SWIFT
    • Journal to Stella
      • LONDON, Sept. 9, 1710.
      • LONDON, NOV. 11, 1710.
      • CHELSEA, June, 1711.
      • LONDON, July, 1711.
      • LONDON, Dec. 1, 1711.
      • LONDON, Dec. 20, 1711.
      • LONDON, Feb. 26, 1712.
      • LONDON, April 6, 1713
    • LONDON, Sept. 9, 1710.
    • LONDON, NOV. 11, 1710.
    • CHELSEA, June, 1711.
    • LONDON, July, 1711.
    • LONDON, Dec. 1, 1711.
    • LONDON, Dec. 20, 1711.
    • LONDON, Feb. 26, 1712.
    • LONDON, April 6, 1713
  • LYOF N. TOLSTOY
    • Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
      • I.--Childhood
      • II.--Boyhood
      • III.--Youth
    • I.--Childhood
    • II.--Boyhood
    • III.--Youth
    • My Confession
      • I.--Evil Early Years
      • II.--Groping in Darkness
      • III.--The Spirit of Despair
      • IV.--Mistakes Apprehended
      • V.--Feeling Versus Reason
    • I.--Evil Early Years
    • II.--Groping in Darkness
    • III.--The Spirit of Despair
    • IV.--Mistakes Apprehended
    • V.--Feeling Versus Reason
  • PASQUALE VILLARI
    • The Life of Girolamo Savonarola
      • I.--1452-1494
      • II.--1475-1481
      • III.--1481-1490
      • IV.--1491
      • V.--1492-1494
      • VI.--1495-1497
      • VII.--1497-1498
    • I.--1452-1494
    • II.--1475-1481
    • III.--1481-1490
    • IV.--1491
    • V.--1492-1494
    • VI.--1495-1497
    • VII.--1497-1498
  • JOHN WESLEY
    • Journal
      • The Holy Club
      • A Missioner to Georgia
      • Warrant for Wesley's Arrest
      • In London Again
      • Beau Nash Argues with Wesley
      • "All the World My Parish"
      • The Colliers of Kingswood
      • In Ireland
      • Clothing French Prisoners
      • Gwennap's Famous Amphitheatre
      • The American War
      • City Road Chapel Begun
      • Attended by Felons
      • Enters His 80th Year
      • His 86th Christmas
    • The Holy Club
    • A Missioner to Georgia
    • Warrant for Wesley's Arrest
    • In London Again
    • Beau Nash Argues with Wesley
    • "All the World My Parish"
    • The Colliers of Kingswood
    • In Ireland
    • Clothing French Prisoners
    • Gwennap's Famous Amphitheatre
    • The American War
    • City Road Chapel Begun
    • Attended by Felons
    • Enters His 80th Year
    • His 86th Christmas
  • JOHN WOOLMAN
    • Journal
      • I.--The Curse of Slavery
      • II--Among the Indians
      • III.--Across the Atlantic
      • IV.--Prices, Wages, and Religion
    • I.--The Curse of Slavery
    • II--Among the Indians
    • III.--Across the Atlantic
    • IV.--Prices, Wages, and Religion
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