The World's Greatest Books — Volume 04 — Fiction
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The World's Greatest Books — Volume 04 — Fiction

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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. IV
      • FICTION
        • COPYRIGHT, MCMX
      • COPYRIGHT, MCMX
    • 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. IV
    • FICTION
      • COPYRIGHT, MCMX
    • COPYRIGHT, MCMX
    • Table of Contents
    • GEORG EBERS
      • An Egyptian Princess
        • I.--The Royal Bride
        • II.--The Plot
        • III.--Conflicting Evidence
        • IV.--The Unexpected Witness
      • I.--The Royal Bride
      • II.--The Plot
      • III.--Conflicting Evidence
      • IV.--The Unexpected Witness
    • An Egyptian Princess
      • I.--The Royal Bride
      • II.--The Plot
      • III.--Conflicting Evidence
      • IV.--The Unexpected Witness
    • I.--The Royal Bride
    • II.--The Plot
    • III.--Conflicting Evidence
    • IV.--The Unexpected Witness
    • MARIA EDGEWORTH
      • Belinda
        • I.--A Match-Maker's Handicap
        • II.--Fashion and Fortitude
        • III.--An Unexpected Suitor
        • IV.--Explanation and Reconciliation
      • I.--A Match-Maker's Handicap
      • II.--Fashion and Fortitude
      • III.--An Unexpected Suitor
      • IV.--Explanation and Reconciliation
      • Castle Rackrent
        • I.--Sir Patrick and Sir Murtagh
        • II.--Sir Kit and his Wife
        • III.--Sir Condy
        • IV.--The Last of the Rackrents
      • I.--Sir Patrick and Sir Murtagh
      • II.--Sir Kit and his Wife
      • III.--Sir Condy
      • IV.--The Last of the Rackrents
    • Belinda
      • I.--A Match-Maker's Handicap
      • II.--Fashion and Fortitude
      • III.--An Unexpected Suitor
      • IV.--Explanation and Reconciliation
    • I.--A Match-Maker's Handicap
    • II.--Fashion and Fortitude
    • III.--An Unexpected Suitor
    • IV.--Explanation and Reconciliation
    • Castle Rackrent
      • I.--Sir Patrick and Sir Murtagh
      • II.--Sir Kit and his Wife
      • III.--Sir Condy
      • IV.--The Last of the Rackrents
    • I.--Sir Patrick and Sir Murtagh
    • II.--Sir Kit and his Wife
    • III.--Sir Condy
    • IV.--The Last of the Rackrents
    • GEORGE ELIOT
      • Adam Bede
        • I.--The Two Brothers
        • II.--The Hall Farm
        • III.--Adam's First Love
        • IV.--The Wife of Adam Bede
      • I.--The Two Brothers
      • II.--The Hall Farm
      • III.--Adam's First Love
      • IV.--The Wife of Adam Bede
      • Felix Holt, the Radical
        • I.--The Minister's Daughter
        • II.--The Election Riot
        • III.--The Trial
        • IV.--Felix and Esther
      • I.--The Minister's Daughter
      • II.--The Election Riot
      • III.--The Trial
      • IV.--Felix and Esther
      • Romola
        • I.--Tito and Little Tessa
        • II.--"More than a Man's Ransom"
        • III.--The Man who was Wronged
        • IV.--Romola's Ordeal
        • V.--Baldassarre is Avenged
      • I.--Tito and Little Tessa
      • II.--"More than a Man's Ransom"
      • III.--The Man who was Wronged
      • IV.--Romola's Ordeal
      • V.--Baldassarre is Avenged
      • Silas Marner
        • I.--Why Silas Came to Raveloe
        • II.--The Second Blow
        • III.--Silas Marner's Visitor
        • IV--Eppie's Decision
      • I.--Why Silas Came to Raveloe
      • II.--The Second Blow
      • III.--Silas Marner's Visitor
      • IV--Eppie's Decision
      • The Mill on the Floss
        • I.--The Tullivers of Dorlcote Mill
        • II.--School-Time
        • III.--The Downfall
        • IV.--In Death They Were Not Divided
      • I.--The Tullivers of Dorlcote Mill
      • II.--School-Time
      • III.--The Downfall
      • IV.--In Death They Were Not Divided
    • Adam Bede
      • I.--The Two Brothers
      • II.--The Hall Farm
      • III.--Adam's First Love
      • IV.--The Wife of Adam Bede
    • I.--The Two Brothers
    • II.--The Hall Farm
    • III.--Adam's First Love
    • IV.--The Wife of Adam Bede
    • Felix Holt, the Radical
      • I.--The Minister's Daughter
      • II.--The Election Riot
      • III.--The Trial
      • IV.--Felix and Esther
    • I.--The Minister's Daughter
    • II.--The Election Riot
    • III.--The Trial
    • IV.--Felix and Esther
    • Romola
      • I.--Tito and Little Tessa
      • II.--"More than a Man's Ransom"
      • III.--The Man who was Wronged
      • IV.--Romola's Ordeal
      • V.--Baldassarre is Avenged
    • I.--Tito and Little Tessa
    • II.--"More than a Man's Ransom"
    • III.--The Man who was Wronged
    • IV.--Romola's Ordeal
    • V.--Baldassarre is Avenged
    • Silas Marner
      • I.--Why Silas Came to Raveloe
      • II.--The Second Blow
      • III.--Silas Marner's Visitor
      • IV--Eppie's Decision
    • I.--Why Silas Came to Raveloe
    • II.--The Second Blow
    • III.--Silas Marner's Visitor
    • IV--Eppie's Decision
    • The Mill on the Floss
      • I.--The Tullivers of Dorlcote Mill
      • II.--School-Time
      • III.--The Downfall
      • IV.--In Death They Were Not Divided
    • I.--The Tullivers of Dorlcote Mill
    • II.--School-Time
    • III.--The Downfall
    • IV.--In Death They Were Not Divided
    • ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN
      • Waterloo
        • I.--Napoleon Returns
        • II.--"Vive l'Empereur!"
        • III.--On the Road to Waterloo
        • IV.--The Hour of Disaster
      • I.--Napoleon Returns
      • II.--"Vive l'Empereur!"
      • III.--On the Road to Waterloo
      • IV.--The Hour of Disaster
    • Waterloo
      • I.--Napoleon Returns
      • II.--"Vive l'Empereur!"
      • III.--On the Road to Waterloo
      • IV.--The Hour of Disaster
    • I.--Napoleon Returns
    • II.--"Vive l'Empereur!"
    • III.--On the Road to Waterloo
    • IV.--The Hour of Disaster
    • OCTAVE FEUILLET
      • Romance of a Poor Young Man
        • I.--A Nobleman in Difficulties
        • II.--Love and Jealousy
        • III.--Two on a Tower
        • IV.---A Test Case
        • V.--Two in a Garden
      • I.--A Nobleman in Difficulties
      • II.--Love and Jealousy
      • III.--Two on a Tower
      • IV.---A Test Case
      • V.--Two in a Garden
    • Romance of a Poor Young Man
      • I.--A Nobleman in Difficulties
      • II.--Love and Jealousy
      • III.--Two on a Tower
      • IV.---A Test Case
      • V.--Two in a Garden
    • I.--A Nobleman in Difficulties
    • II.--Love and Jealousy
    • III.--Two on a Tower
    • IV.---A Test Case
    • V.--Two in a Garden
    • HENRY FIELDING
      • Amelia
        • I.--The Inside of a Prison
        • II.--Captain Booth Tells His Story
        • III.--Amelia in London
        • IV.--Fortune Smiles on Amelia
      • I.--The Inside of a Prison
      • II.--Captain Booth Tells His Story
      • III.--Amelia in London
      • IV.--Fortune Smiles on Amelia
      • Jonathan Wild
        • I.--Mr. Wild's Early Exploits
        • II.--An Example of Wild's Greatness
        • III.--Mr. Heartfree's Weakness
        • IV.--The Highest Pinnacle of Greatness
      • I.--Mr. Wild's Early Exploits
      • II.--An Example of Wild's Greatness
      • III.--Mr. Heartfree's Weakness
      • IV.--The Highest Pinnacle of Greatness
      • Joseph Andrews
        • I.--The Virtues of Joseph Andrews
        • II.--Adventures on the Road
        • III.--More Adventures
        • IV.--Joseph Finds his Father
      • I.--The Virtues of Joseph Andrews
      • II.--Adventures on the Road
      • III.--More Adventures
      • IV.--Joseph Finds his Father
      • Tom Jones
        • I.--Mr. Allworthy Makes a Discovery
        • II.--The Foundling Achieves Manhood
        • III.--Tom Jones Falls into Disgrace
        • IV.--Tom Jones's Restoration
      • I.--Mr. Allworthy Makes a Discovery
      • II.--The Foundling Achieves Manhood
      • III.--Tom Jones Falls into Disgrace
      • IV.--Tom Jones's Restoration
    • Amelia
      • I.--The Inside of a Prison
      • II.--Captain Booth Tells His Story
      • III.--Amelia in London
      • IV.--Fortune Smiles on Amelia
    • I.--The Inside of a Prison
    • II.--Captain Booth Tells His Story
    • III.--Amelia in London
    • IV.--Fortune Smiles on Amelia
    • Jonathan Wild
      • I.--Mr. Wild's Early Exploits
      • II.--An Example of Wild's Greatness
      • III.--Mr. Heartfree's Weakness
      • IV.--The Highest Pinnacle of Greatness
    • I.--Mr. Wild's Early Exploits
    • II.--An Example of Wild's Greatness
    • III.--Mr. Heartfree's Weakness
    • IV.--The Highest Pinnacle of Greatness
    • Joseph Andrews
      • I.--The Virtues of Joseph Andrews
      • II.--Adventures on the Road
      • III.--More Adventures
      • IV.--Joseph Finds his Father
    • I.--The Virtues of Joseph Andrews
    • II.--Adventures on the Road
    • III.--More Adventures
    • IV.--Joseph Finds his Father
    • Tom Jones
      • I.--Mr. Allworthy Makes a Discovery
      • II.--The Foundling Achieves Manhood
      • III.--Tom Jones Falls into Disgrace
      • IV.--Tom Jones's Restoration
    • I.--Mr. Allworthy Makes a Discovery
    • II.--The Foundling Achieves Manhood
    • III.--Tom Jones Falls into Disgrace
    • IV.--Tom Jones's Restoration
    • CAMILLE FLAMMARION
      • Urania
        • I.--The Muse of Astronomy
        • II.--Love and Death
        • III.--A Soul from Mars
        • IV.--The Eternal Progress
      • I.--The Muse of Astronomy
      • II.--Love and Death
      • III.--A Soul from Mars
      • IV.--The Eternal Progress
    • Urania
      • I.--The Muse of Astronomy
      • II.--Love and Death
      • III.--A Soul from Mars
      • IV.--The Eternal Progress
    • I.--The Muse of Astronomy
    • II.--Love and Death
    • III.--A Soul from Mars
    • IV.--The Eternal Progress
    • DE LA MOTTE FOUQUÉ
      • Undine
        • I.--The Water Sprite
        • II.--"I Have No Soul!"
        • III.--"Woe! Woe!"
        • IV.--The White Stranger
      • I.--The Water Sprite
      • II.--"I Have No Soul!"
      • III.--"Woe! Woe!"
      • IV.--The White Stranger
    • Undine
      • I.--The Water Sprite
      • II.--"I Have No Soul!"
      • III.--"Woe! Woe!"
      • IV.--The White Stranger
    • I.--The Water Sprite
    • II.--"I Have No Soul!"
    • III.--"Woe! Woe!"
    • IV.--The White Stranger
    • ÉMILE GABORIAU
      • "File No. 113"
        • I.--The Robbery and a Clue
        • II.--A Mysterious Journey
        • III.--The Dossier
      • I.--The Robbery and a Clue
      • II.--A Mysterious Journey
      • III.--The Dossier
    • "File No. 113"
      • I.--The Robbery and a Clue
      • II.--A Mysterious Journey
      • III.--The Dossier
    • I.--The Robbery and a Clue
    • II.--A Mysterious Journey
    • III.--The Dossier
    • JOHN GALT
      • Annals of the Parish
        • I.--The Placing of Mr. Balwhidder
        • II.--The Minister's Second Marriage
        • III.--A Runaway Match
        • IV.--Years of Lamentation
        • V.--Death of the Second Mrs. Balwhidder
        • VI.--The Last Sermon
      • I.--The Placing of Mr. Balwhidder
      • II.--The Minister's Second Marriage
      • III.--A Runaway Match
      • IV.--Years of Lamentation
      • V.--Death of the Second Mrs. Balwhidder
      • VI.--The Last Sermon
    • Annals of the Parish
      • I.--The Placing of Mr. Balwhidder
      • II.--The Minister's Second Marriage
      • III.--A Runaway Match
      • IV.--Years of Lamentation
      • V.--Death of the Second Mrs. Balwhidder
      • VI.--The Last Sermon
    • I.--The Placing of Mr. Balwhidder
    • II.--The Minister's Second Marriage
    • III.--A Runaway Match
    • IV.--Years of Lamentation
    • V.--Death of the Second Mrs. Balwhidder
    • VI.--The Last Sermon
    • ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
      • Cranford
        • I.--Our Society
        • II.--The Captain
        • III.--Poor Peter
        • IV.--Friends in Need
      • I.--Our Society
      • II.--The Captain
      • III.--Poor Peter
      • IV.--Friends in Need
      • Mary Barton
        • I.--Rich and Poor
        • II.--The Rivals
        • III.--Murder
        • IV.---"Not Guilty"
        • V.--"Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
      • I.--Rich and Poor
      • II.--The Rivals
      • III.--Murder
      • IV.---"Not Guilty"
      • V.--"Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
    • Cranford
      • I.--Our Society
      • II.--The Captain
      • III.--Poor Peter
      • IV.--Friends in Need
    • I.--Our Society
    • II.--The Captain
    • III.--Poor Peter
    • IV.--Friends in Need
    • Mary Barton
      • I.--Rich and Poor
      • II.--The Rivals
      • III.--Murder
      • IV.---"Not Guilty"
      • V.--"Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
    • I.--Rich and Poor
    • II.--The Rivals
    • III.--Murder
    • IV.---"Not Guilty"
    • V.--"Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
    • WILLIAM GODWIN
      • Caleb Williams
        • I.--Mr. Falkland's Secret
        • II.--I Learn the Secret
        • III.--My Persecutions and Sufferings
        • IV.--The Doom of Falkland
      • I.--Mr. Falkland's Secret
      • II.--I Learn the Secret
      • III.--My Persecutions and Sufferings
      • IV.--The Doom of Falkland
    • Caleb Williams
      • I.--Mr. Falkland's Secret
      • II.--I Learn the Secret
      • III.--My Persecutions and Sufferings
      • IV.--The Doom of Falkland
    • I.--Mr. Falkland's Secret
    • II.--I Learn the Secret
    • III.--My Persecutions and Sufferings
    • IV.--The Doom of Falkland
    • JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
      • The Sorrows of Young Werther
        • I.--"I Have Found an Angel"
        • II.--Bereft of Comfort
        • III.--"I Can Remain No Longer"
        • IV.--"I am Resolved to Die"
      • I.--"I Have Found an Angel"
      • II.--Bereft of Comfort
      • III.--"I Can Remain No Longer"
      • IV.--"I am Resolved to Die"
      • Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
        • I.--On the Road
        • II.--A Message from the Dead
        • III.--Wilhelm's Apprenticeship
        • IV.--Heart Against Reason
      • I.--On the Road
      • II.--A Message from the Dead
      • III.--Wilhelm's Apprenticeship
      • IV.--Heart Against Reason
    • The Sorrows of Young Werther
      • I.--"I Have Found an Angel"
      • II.--Bereft of Comfort
      • III.--"I Can Remain No Longer"
      • IV.--"I am Resolved to Die"
    • I.--"I Have Found an Angel"
    • II.--Bereft of Comfort
    • III.--"I Can Remain No Longer"
    • IV.--"I am Resolved to Die"
    • Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
      • I.--On the Road
      • II.--A Message from the Dead
      • III.--Wilhelm's Apprenticeship
      • IV.--Heart Against Reason
    • I.--On the Road
    • II.--A Message from the Dead
    • III.--Wilhelm's Apprenticeship
    • IV.--Heart Against Reason
    • OLIVER GOLDSMITH
      • The Vicar of Wakefield
        • I.--Family Portraits
        • II.--The Squire
        • III.--The Elopement
        • IV.--Fresh Calamities
        • V.--The Rescue
      • I.--Family Portraits
      • II.--The Squire
      • III.--The Elopement
      • IV.--Fresh Calamities
      • V.--The Rescue
    • The Vicar of Wakefield
      • I.--Family Portraits
      • II.--The Squire
      • III.--The Elopement
      • IV.--Fresh Calamities
      • V.--The Rescue
    • I.--Family Portraits
    • II.--The Squire
    • III.--The Elopement
    • IV.--Fresh Calamities
    • V.--The Rescue
    • EDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
      • Renée Mauperin
        • I.--A Wayward Girl
        • II.--Plots and Plays
        • III.--Stint to Death by his Sister
        • IV.--Broken Wanderers
      • I.--A Wayward Girl
      • II.--Plots and Plays
      • III.--Stint to Death by his Sister
      • IV.--Broken Wanderers
    • Renée Mauperin
      • I.--A Wayward Girl
      • II.--Plots and Plays
      • III.--Stint to Death by his Sister
      • IV.--Broken Wanderers
    • I.--A Wayward Girl
    • II.--Plots and Plays
    • III.--Stint to Death by his Sister
    • IV.--Broken Wanderers
    • JAMES GRANT
      • Bothwell
        • I.--Anna of Bergen
        • II.--Bothwell Castle
        • III.--Mary Queen of Scots
        • IV.--The Kirk of Field
        • V.--Nemesis
      • I.--Anna of Bergen
      • II.--Bothwell Castle
      • III.--Mary Queen of Scots
      • IV.--The Kirk of Field
      • V.--Nemesis
    • Bothwell
      • I.--Anna of Bergen
      • II.--Bothwell Castle
      • III.--Mary Queen of Scots
      • IV.--The Kirk of Field
      • V.--Nemesis
    • I.--Anna of Bergen
    • II.--Bothwell Castle
    • III.--Mary Queen of Scots
    • IV.--The Kirk of Field
    • V.--Nemesis
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