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  • THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS
  • JOINT EDITORS
  • ARTHUR MEE
    • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
  • J. A. HAMMERTON
    • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
  • VOL. I
  • FICTION
    • MCMX
  • Table of Contents
  • INTRODUCTION
  • EDMOND ABOUT
    • The King of the Mountains
      • I.--The Brigand and His Business
      • II.--The King of the Mountains Company, Limited
      • III.--A Way of Escape
    • I.--The Brigand and His Business
    • II.--The King of the Mountains Company, Limited
    • III.--A Way of Escape
  • HARRISON AINSWORTH
    • Tower of London
      • I.--Prisoners in the Tower
      • II.--The Twelfth Day Queen
      • III.--The Price of Pardon
      • IV.--The Torture Chamber and the Block
    • I.--Prisoners in the Tower
    • II.--The Twelfth Day Queen
    • III.--The Price of Pardon
    • IV.--The Torture Chamber and the Block
  • HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
    • The Improvisatore
    • I.--A Boyhood in Rome
      • II.--In the School of Life
      • III.--Love and Adventure in Rome
      • IV.--On the Road to Fame
      • V.--The Sorrowful Wayfarer
      • VI.--A Marriage in Venice
    • II.--In the School of Life
    • III.--Love and Adventure in Rome
    • IV.--On the Road to Fame
    • V.--The Sorrowful Wayfarer
    • VI.--A Marriage in Venice
  • APULEIUS
    • The Golden Ass
      • I.--Lucius Sets Out on His Wonderful Adventures
      • II.--The Feast of the God of Laughter
      • III.--Lucius Becomes an Ass
      • IV.--The Marvellous Story of Cupid and Psyche
      • V.--The Further Strange Adventures of the Ass
      • VI.--The Miracle of Isis and the Fate of Lucius
    • I.--Lucius Sets Out on His Wonderful Adventures
    • II.--The Feast of the God of Laughter
    • III.--Lucius Becomes an Ass
    • IV.--The Marvellous Story of Cupid and Psyche
    • V.--The Further Strange Adventures of the Ass
    • VI.--The Miracle of Isis and the Fate of Lucius
  • The Arabian Nights
    • Or, The Thousand and One Nights
      • I.--The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
      • II.--The Tale of the Three Apples
      • III.--Hassan, the Rope-Maker
      • IV.--Prince Ahmed and the Fairy
      • V.--The Hunchback
      • VI.--Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp
      • VII.--Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
      • VIII.--The Fisherman and the Genie
      • IX.--The Enchanted Horse
    • I.--The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
    • II.--The Tale of the Three Apples
    • III.--Hassan, the Rope-Maker
    • IV.--Prince Ahmed and the Fairy
    • V.--The Hunchback
    • VI.--Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp
    • VII.--Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
    • VIII.--The Fisherman and the Genie
    • IX.--The Enchanted Horse
  • AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE
    • Song-Story of the Twelfth Century
      • I.--Lovers Young and Fair
      • II.--Love's Song in a Dungeon
      • III.--Aucassin Goes in Quest of Nicolette
      • IV.--Love in the Forest
      • V.--Nicolette's Love Song
    • I.--Lovers Young and Fair
    • II.--Love's Song in a Dungeon
    • III.--Aucassin Goes in Quest of Nicolette
    • IV.--Love in the Forest
    • V.--Nicolette's Love Song
  • BERTHOLD AUERBACH
    • On the Height
      • I.--A Peasant Nurse in a Royal Palace
      • II.--The Love Affairs of a King
      • III.--Walpurga Returns Home
      • IV.--The Countess Irma's Atonement
      • V.--A Court Scandal
      • VI.--Forgiving and Forgiven
    • I.--A Peasant Nurse in a Royal Palace
    • II.--The Love Affairs of a King
    • III.--Walpurga Returns Home
    • IV.--The Countess Irma's Atonement
    • V.--A Court Scandal
    • VI.--Forgiving and Forgiven
  • JANE AUSTEN
    • Sense and Sensibility
      • I.--The Dashwoods of Norland Park
      • II.--Marianne Dashwood in Love
      • III.--Matrimonial Intrigues
      • IV--A Happy Ending to Love's Troubles
    • I.--The Dashwoods of Norland Park
    • II.--Marianne Dashwood in Love
    • III.--Matrimonial Intrigues
    • IV--A Happy Ending to Love's Troubles
    • Pride and Prejudice
      • I.--A Society Ball at Longbourn
      • II--The Bennet Girls and their Lovers
      • III.--Elizabeth Rejects the Rector
      • IV.--Darcy Loves and Loses
      • V.--An Elopement
      • VI.--Three Bennet Weddings
    • I.--A Society Ball at Longbourn
    • II--The Bennet Girls and their Lovers
    • III.--Elizabeth Rejects the Rector
    • IV.--Darcy Loves and Loses
    • V.--An Elopement
    • VI.--Three Bennet Weddings
    • Northanger Abbey
      • I.--A Heroine in the Making
      • II.--In the Gay City of Bath
      • III.--Catherine Morland Among Her Friends
      • IV.--Romance at Northanger Abbey
    • I.--A Heroine in the Making
    • II.--In the Gay City of Bath
    • III.--Catherine Morland Among Her Friends
    • IV.--Romance at Northanger Abbey
    • Mansfield Park
      • I.--Sir Thomas Bertram's Family Connections
      • II.--Cupid at Mansfield Park
      • III.--Fanny in Society
      • IV.--Wedding Bells at Mansfield
    • I.--Sir Thomas Bertram's Family Connections
    • II.--Cupid at Mansfield Park
    • III.--Fanny in Society
    • IV.--Wedding Bells at Mansfield
    • Emma
      • I.--The Social Amenities of Highbury
      • II.--Emma as a Matchmaker
      • III.--Emma's Schemes in a Tangle
      • IV.--Love Finds its Own Way
    • I.--The Social Amenities of Highbury
    • II.--Emma as a Matchmaker
    • III.--Emma's Schemes in a Tangle
    • IV.--Love Finds its Own Way
    • Persuasion
      • I.--The Vain Baronet of Kellynch Hall
      • II.--Anne Elliot and her Old Lover
      • III.--Love-making at Lyme Regis
      • IV.--Love Triumphant
    • I.--The Vain Baronet of Kellynch Hall
    • II.--Anne Elliot and her Old Lover
    • III.--Love-making at Lyme Regis
    • IV.--Love Triumphant
  • HONORÉ DE BALZAC
    • Eugénie Grandet
      • I.--The Rich Miser of Saumur
      • II.--Eugénie's Springtime of Love
      • III.--M. Grandet's Discovery
      • IV.--The Honour of the Grandets
    • I.--The Rich Miser of Saumur
    • II.--Eugénie's Springtime of Love
    • III.--M. Grandet's Discovery
    • IV.--The Honour of the Grandets
    • Old Goriot
      • I.--In a Paris Boarding-House
      • II.--The Beginnings of the Tragedy
      • III.--A Temptation and a Murder
      • IV.--Old Goriot's Death-Bed
    • I.--In a Paris Boarding-House
    • II.--The Beginnings of the Tragedy
    • III.--A Temptation and a Murder
    • IV.--Old Goriot's Death-Bed
    • The Magic Skin
      • I.--The Seal of Solomon
      • II--A Fight Against Fate
      • III.--The Agony of Death
    • I.--The Seal of Solomon
    • II--A Fight Against Fate
    • III.--The Agony of Death
    • The Quest of the Absolute
      • I.--Claes, the Alchemist
      • II.--The Riddle of Existence
      • III.--The Passing of Josephine
      • IV.--The Hour of Darkness
      • V.--Discovery of the Absolute
    • I.--Claes, the Alchemist
    • II.--The Riddle of Existence
    • III.--The Passing of Josephine
    • IV.--The Hour of Darkness
    • V.--Discovery of the Absolute
  • WILLIAM BECKFORD
    • History of the Caliph Vathek
      • I.--Vathek and the Magic Sabres
      • II.--The Caliph's Strange Adventures
      • III.--The Palace of Subterranean Fire
    • I.--Vathek and the Magic Sabres
    • II.--The Caliph's Strange Adventures
    • III.--The Palace of Subterranean Fire
  • APHRA BEHN
    • Oroonoko: the Royal Slave
      • I.--The Stolen Bride
      • II.--A White Man's Treachery
      • III.--The Taint of Slavery
    • I.--The Stolen Bride
    • II.--A White Man's Treachery
    • III.--The Taint of Slavery
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC
    • A Voyage to the Moon
      • I.--Arrival on the Moon
      • II.--The Garb of Shame
      • III.--Marvels of the Moon
    • I.--Arrival on the Moon
    • II.--The Garb of Shame
    • III.--Marvels of the Moon
  • BJÖRNSTJERNE BJÖRNSON
    • Arne
      • I.--The Little Song-Maker
      • II.--The Call of the Mountains
      • III.--Love's Awakening
      • IV.--After Many Years
    • I.--The Little Song-Maker
    • II.--The Call of the Mountains
    • III.--Love's Awakening
    • IV.--After Many Years
  • In God's Way
    • I.--A Strange Home-coming
      • II.--The Poison of Tongues
      • III.--The Fell Work of Slander
      • IV.--The Reconciliation
    • II.--The Poison of Tongues
    • III.--The Fell Work of Slander
    • IV.--The Reconciliation
  • WILLIAM BLACK
    • A Daughter of Heth
      • I.--In Strange Surroundings
      • II.--The Lovers of Coquette
      • III.--The Opening of the Gates
    • I.--In Strange Surroundings
    • II.--The Lovers of Coquette
    • III.--The Opening of the Gates
  • R. D. BLACKMORE
    • Lorna Doone
      • I.--An Adventure in Glen Doone
      • II.--John Ridd Goes A-Wooing
      • III.--Love Amid the Snows
      • IV.--A Night of Fire and Blood
      • V.--The Duel at Wizard's Slough
    • I.--An Adventure in Glen Doone
    • II.--John Ridd Goes A-Wooing
    • III.--Love Amid the Snows
    • IV.--A Night of Fire and Blood
    • V.--The Duel at Wizard's Slough
  • GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
    • The Decameron
    • Or Ten Days' Entertainment
      • The Seven Beautiful Maidens
      • Cymon and Iphigenia: A Tale of Love
      • Gisippus and Titus: A Tale of Friendship
      • The Three Rings: A Tale of Ingenuity
      • Griselda: A Tale of Wifely Patience
    • The Seven Beautiful Maidens
    • Cymon and Iphigenia: A Tale of Love
    • Gisippus and Titus: A Tale of Friendship
    • The Three Rings: A Tale of Ingenuity
    • Griselda: A Tale of Wifely Patience
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