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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Gaboriau to Holy Grail
 
Émile Gaboriau.  
1832–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Impostor and the Banker’s Wife: The Robbery
M. Lecoq’s System
Benito Pérez Galdós.  
1843–1920.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Henry Bishop
The First Night of a Famous Play, in the Year 1807
Doña Perfecta’s Daughter
Above-Stairs in a Royal Palace
John Galsworthy.  
1867–1933.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry Walcott Boynton
Bianca’s “Day
The Vagabonds
A Letter to the American People
Francis Galton.  
1822–1911.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Comparative Worth of Different Races
Arne Garborg.  
1851–1924.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Conflict of the Creeds
Hamlin Garland.  
1860–1940.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Summer Mood
A Storm on Lake Michigan
Elizabeth Gaskell.  
1810–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Our Society
Visiting
Théophile Gautier.  
1811–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Louis Sanderson
The Entry of Pharaoh into Thebes
From ‘The Marsh
From ‘The Dragon-Fly
The Doves
The Pot of Flowers
Prayer
The Poet and the Crowd
The First Smile of Spring
The Veterans
John Gay.  
1685–1732.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Hare and Many Friends
The Sick Man and the Angel
The Juggler
Sweet William’s Farewell to Black-Eyed Susan
From ‘What D’ye Call It?’
Emanuel Geibel.  
1815–1884.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
See’st Thou the Sea?
As it will Happen
Gondoliera
The Woodland
Onward
At Last the Daylight Fadeth
Aulus Gellius.  
Second Century A.D.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Attic Nights
David Lloyd George.  
1863–1945.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Parker Thomas Moon
An Appeal to the Nation
To American Comrades in Arms
Before the War
Henry George.  
1839–1897.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Murray Haig
The Problem
The Remedy
Gesta Romanorum.  Critical Introduction
Theodosius the Emperoure
Ancelmus the Emperour
How an Anchoress was Tempted by the Devil
Edward Gibbon.  
1737–1794.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Zenobia
Foundation of Constantinople
Character of Constantine
Death of Julian
The Fall of Rome
Silk
Mahomet’s Death and Character
The Alexandrian Library
The Final Ruin of Rome
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.  
1878–1962.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harry Morgan Ayres
Fires
Marriage
Home
William Schwenck Gilbert.  
1836–1911.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Captain Reece
The Yarn of the Nancy Bell
The Bishop of Rum-ti-Foo
Gentle Alice Brown
The Captain and the Mermaids
Richard Watson Gilder.  
1844–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Two Songs from ‘The New Day
Rose-dark the Solemn Sunset
Non Sine Dolore
How Paderewski Plays
The Sonnet
America
On the Life-Mask of Abraham Lincoln
Call Me Not Dead
After-Song
George Gissing.  
1857–1903.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Allan Nevins
The Profession of Authorship
Giuseppe Giusti.  
1809–1850.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Lullaby
The Steam Guillotine
William Ewart Gladstone.  
1809–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Macaulay
Edwin Lawrence Godkin.  
1831–1902.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Duty of Criticism in a Democracy
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  
1749–1832.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Dowden
Chorus of the Archangels
Scenes from ‘Faust
Mignon’s Love and Longing
Wilhelm Meister’s Introduction to Shakespeare
Wilhelm Meister’s Analysis of Hamlet
The Indenture
The Harper’s Songs
Mignon’s Song
Philina’s Song
Prometheus
Wanderer’s Night Songs
The Elfin-King
From ‘The Wanderer’s Storm Song
The Godlike
Solitude
Ergo Bibamus!
Alexis and Dora
Maxims and Reflections
Nature
Nikolai Gogol.  
1809–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Isabel Florence Hapgood
From ‘The Inspector
Old-Fashioned Gentry
Carlo Goldoni.  
1707–1793.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
First Love and Parting
The Origin of “Masks” in the Italian Comedy
Purists and Pedantry
A Poet’s Old Age
The Café
Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt.  
1819–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Assar and Mirjam
Oliver Goldsmith.  
1730?–1774.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Mills Gayley
The Vicar’s Family Become Ambitious
New Misfortunes: But Offenses are Easily Pardoned Where There is Love at Bottom
Pictures from ‘The Deserted Village
Contrasted National Types
Ivan Goncharov.  
1812–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole
From ‘Oblomov
Edmond de Goncourt.  
1822–1896.  
Jules de Goncourt.  
1830–1870.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Two Famous Men
The Suicide
The Awakening
Maksim Gorky.  
1868–1936.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Johnston
Coney Island
The Dregs of Humanity
Edmund Gosse.  
1849–1928.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
February in Rome
Desiderium
Lying in the Grass
Rudolf von Gottschall.  
1823–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Heinrich Heine
John Gower.  
1325?–1408.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Petronella
Ulysses Simpson Grant.  
1822–1885.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Hamlin Garland
Early Life
Grant’s Courtship
A Texan Experience
The Surrender of General Lee
Henry Grattan.  
1746–1820.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
On the Character of Chatham
Of the Injustice of Disqualification of Catholics
On the Downfall of Bonaparte
Thomas Gray.  
1716–1771.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop
Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard
Ode on the Spring
On a Distant Prospect of Eton College
The Bard
The Greek Anthology.  Critical Introduction by Talcott Williams
On the Athenian Dead at Platæa: Simonides
On the Lacedæmonian Dead at Platæa: Simonides
On a Sleeping Satyr: Plato
A Poet’s Epitaph: Simmias of Thebes
Worship in Spring: Theætetus
Spring on the Coast: Leonidas of Tarentum
A Young Hero’s Epitaph: Dioscorides
Love: Posidippus
Sorrow’s Barren Grave: Heracleitus
To a Coy Maiden: Asclepiades
The Emptied Quiver: Mnesalcus
The Tale of Troy: Alpheus
Heaven Hath its Stars: Marcus Argentarius
Pan of the Sea-cliff: Archias
Anacreon’s Grave: Antipater of Sidon
Rest at Noon: Meleager of Gadara
In the Spring a Young Man’s Fancy”: Meleager of Gadara
Meleager’s Own Epitaph: Meleager of Gadara
Epilogue: Philodemus
Doctor and Divinity: Nicarchus
Love’s Immortality: Strato
As the Flowers of the Field: Strato
Summer Sailing: Antiphilus
The Great Mysteries: Crinagoras
To Priapus of the Shore: Mæcius
The Common Lot: Ammianus
To-morrow, and To-morrow”: Macedonius
The Palace Garden: Arabius
The Young Wife: Julianus Ægyptius
A Nameless Grave: Paulus Silentiarius
Resignation: Joannes Barbucallus
The House of the Righteous: Macedonius
Love’s Ferriage: Agathias
On a Fowler: Isidorus
Youth and Riches: Anonymous
The Singing Reed: Anonymous
First Love again Remembered: Anonymous
Slave and Philosopher: Anonymous
Good-by to Childhood: Anonymous
Wishing: Anonymous
Hope and Experience: Anonymous
The Service of God: Anonymous
The Pure in Heart: Anonymous
The Water of Purity: Anonymous
Rose and Thorn: Anonymous
A Life’s Wandering: Anonymous
Horace Greeley.  
1811–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Clarence Clough Buel
The United States just after the Revolution
Political Compromises and Political ‘Log-Rolling
John Richard Green.  
1837–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Battle of Hastings
The Rising of the Baronage against King John
England’s Growth in Commerce and Comfort under Elizabeth
William Pitt
Attempt on the Five Members: Preparations for War
Thomas Hill Green.  
1836–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Scope of the Novelist
Robert Greene.  
1558–1592.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Deceiving World
The Shepherd’s Wife’s Song
Down the Valley
Philomela’s Ode
Sweet are the Thoughts
Sephestia’s Song to her Child
Gerald Griffin.  
1803–1840.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How Myles Murphy is Heard on Behalf of his Ponies
How Mr. Daly the Middleman Rose up from Breakfast
Old Times! Old Times!
A Place in Thy Memory, Dearest
Franz Grillparzer.  
1791–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sappho and Phaon
The Death of Sappho
Herman Grimm.  
1828–1901.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Florence
Jacob Grimm.  
1785–1863.  
Wilhelm Grimm.  
1786–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Benjamin W. Wells
A Word to the Reader
Little Briar-Rose
The Three Spinners
The Author to the Reader
George Grote.  
1794–1871.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Death, Character, and Work of Alexander the Great
The Rise of Cleon
Eugénie de Guérin.  
1805–1848.  
Maurice de Guérin.  
1810–1839.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From the ‘Journal’ of Eugénie de Guérin
From the ‘Journal’ of Maurice de Guérin
The Thoughts of Macareus
François Guizot.  
1787–1874.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Gross
Civilization
The Example of Shakespeare
Ernst Haeckel.  
1834–1919.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Walter B. Pitkin
At Peradenia
Color and Form in the Ceylon Coral Banks
The Last Link
Hafez.  
c. 1325–c. 1389.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by A. V. Williams Jackson
Selected Ghazals or Odes
Three Ghazals or Odes (Clarke trans.)
Three Ghazals or Odes (McCarthy trans.)
Richard Hakluyt.  
c. 1553–1616.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Expectations of America
Edward Everett Hale.  
1822–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Philip Nolan
Judah Halevi.  
c. 1075–1141.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Gottheil
Ode to Zion
Separation
The Earth in Spring
Longing for Jerusalem
Ludovic Halévy.  
1834–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Most Beautiful Woman in Paris
Thomas Chandler Haliburton.  
1796–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Mr. Samuel Slick
Henry Hallam.  
1777–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
English Domestic Comfort in the Fifteenth Century
The Middle Ages as a Period of Intellectual Darkness
Fitz-Greene Halleck.  
1790–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Marco Bozzaris
Robert Burns
On the Death of Joseph Rodman Drake
Philip Gilbert Hamerton.  
1834–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Peach-Bloom
The Fascination of the Remote
Trees in Art
The Noble Bohemianism
Alexander Hamilton.  
1757–1804.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Daniel Coit Gilman
From ‘The Federalist
Anthony Hamilton.  
1645?–1719.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Nothing Venture, Nothing Have
Arthur Sherburne Hardy.  
1847–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Father Le Blanc Makes a Call; and Preaches a Sermon
Thomas Hardy.  
1840–1928.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Anna McClure Sholl
Critical Introduction on Hardy’s Poetry by Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter
The Mellstock “Waits
Sociability in the Malt-House
The Grave-Diggers
Egdon Heath
Queen of Night
Joel Chandler Harris.  
1848–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Why Brother Wolf Didn’t Eat the Little Rabbits
Brother Mud-Turtle’s Trickery
Uncle Remus at the Telephone
Frederic Harrison.  
1831–1923.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Use and Selection of Books
Bret Harte.  
1836–1902.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Henry Hudson
Jim
Dow’s Flat
In the Tunnel
The Society upon the Stanislaus
Thompson of Angel’s
Plain Language from Truthful James
On a Cone of the Big Trees
Dickens in Camp
An Heiress of Red Dog
Wilhelm Hauff.  
1802–1827.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Story of the Caliph Stork
Gerhart Hauptmann.  
1862–1946.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn
The Weavers’ Revolt
The Death and Awakening of Hannele
The Artist and the Priest
The Princely Leper
Father and Son
Julian Hawthorne.  
1846–1934.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The East Wing: Archibald is a Changeling
Nathaniel Hawthorne.  
1804–1864.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry James
Salem and the Hawthornes
The Minister’s Vigil
The Child at the Brook-Side
The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
Hepzibah Pyncheon
The Old Manse
The Faun’s Transformation
John Hay.  
1838–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hay and Nicolay.  Lincoln’s Death and Fame
John Hay.  When Phyllis Laughs
Night in Venice
A Woman’s Love
Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Belle
Paul Hamilton Hayne.  
1830–1886.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ode to Sleep
Aspects of the Pines
Poverty
The Hyacinth
William Hazlitt.  
1778–1830.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of Persons One would Wish to have Seen
Lafcadio Hearn.  
1850–1904.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Storm
My First Day in the Orient
Impressions and Memories
The Temple of Kwannon
The Shintō Faith
Reginald Heber.  
1783–1826.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Missionary Hymn
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Trinity Sunday
Epiphany
Before the Sacrament
To His Wife—Written in Upper India
At a Funeral
The Moonlight March
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.  
1770–1831.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Torrey Harris
Transition to the Greek World
The Problem
The Greek World
The Meaning of Christianity
The Doctrine of the Trinity
The Nature of Evil
The Fall
The Atonement
Heinrich Heine.  
1797–1856.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Burton
Atlas
The Lorelei
Pine and Palm
Love Songs
My Heart with Hidden Tears is Swelling
Will She Come?
Katharina
Gold
Glimpses
The Fisher’s Hut
In the Fisher’s Cabin
The Grammar of the Stars
Sonnets to his Mother
The Jewels
Voices from the Tomb
Maxims and Descriptions
Marie
Göttingen
The Supper on the Brocken
Life and Old Age
Düsseldorf
The Philistine of Berlin
Heine’s Visit to Goethe
Heliodorus of Emesa.  
Third Century.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Lovers
Theagenes and the Bull
Felicia Dorothea Hemans.  
1793–1835.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Homes of England
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England
The Hour of Death
The Lost Pleiad
The Treasures of the Deep
William Ernest Henley.  
1849–1903.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ballade of Midsummer Days and Nights
Longfellow and the Water-World
Out of the Night that Covers Me
Oh, Time and Change
O. Henry.  
1862–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Stephen Leacock
The Cop and the Anthem
Patrick Henry.  
1736–1799.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Alternative
On the Return of the Refugees
Heraclitus.  
c. 535–c. 475 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Fragments
George Herbert.  
1593–1633.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Collar
Love
The Elixir
The Pilgrimage
The Pulley
Virtue
Johann Gottfried Herder.  
1744–1803.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Kuno Francke
Principles of Human Development
Apotheosis of Humanity
Herodotus.  
c. 484–425 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Benjamin Ide Wheeler
The King and the Philosopher
A Tyrant’s Fortune
Curious Scythian Customs
King Rhampsinitus and the Robber
Heroism of Athens during the Persian Invasion
Lopping the Tall Ears
Close of the History
Robert Herrick.  
1591–1674.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Thanksgiving
To Keep a True Lent
To Find God
To Daffodils
To Daisies, not to Shut so Soon
To Carnations
To Primroses Filled with Morning Dew
To Meadows
To Violets
The Night Piece—To Julia
To Mrs. Eliz. Wheeler
Delight in Disorder
Henrik Hertz.  
1798–1870.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Blind Princess
The Awakening to Sight
Hesiod.  
fl. Eighth Century B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Pandora
Tartarus and the Styx
Maxims
Paul Heyse.  
1830–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Balder’s Philosophy
Countess Toinette Sets Out for “The Promised Land
Thomas Heywood.  
c. 1570–1641.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Song: ‘Come, list and hark
Apuleius’s Song
Harvest Song
Song: ‘Ye Little birds that sit and sing
Frankford’s Soliloquy
Hierarchy of Angels
Shepherds’ Song
Thomas Wentworth Higginson.  
1823–1911.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
My Outdoor Study
The Scenes and the Actors
Since Cleopatra Died
Richard Hildreth.  
1807–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Customs of the Colonists
The Capture of André
James Madison
Thomas Hobbes.  
1588–1679.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of Love
Certain Qualities in Men
Of Almighty God
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.  
1776–1822.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Golden Pot
Nutcracker and the King of Mice
Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  
1874–1929.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Bayard Quincy Morgan
The Meeting
The Farewell
Dawn of Spring
Ballad of the Outer Life
James Hogg.  
1770–1835.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
When Maggy Gangs Away
The Skylark
Donald M’Donald
When the Kye Comes Hame
Ludvig Holberg.  
1684–1754.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
From ‘Ulysses von Ithacia
From ‘The Political Pewterer
From ‘Erasmus Montanus
A Defense of the Devil
The Society of Women
Raphael Holinshed.  
c. 1515–1573.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Macbeth’s Witches
The Murder of the Young Princes
Josiah Gilbert Holland.  
1819–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Cradle Song
The Song of the Cider
Wanted
Daniel Gray
Oliver Wendell Holmes.  
1809–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Annie Adams Fields
Old Ironsides
The Last Leaf
On Lending a Punch-Bowl
The Chambered Nautilus
The Deacon’s Masterpiece
A Sun-Day Hymn
The Voiceless
Bill and Joe
Dorothy Q.
The Three Professions
Elsie at the Sprowle “Party
On Rattlesnake Ledge
My Last Walk with the Schoolmistress
The Lark on Salisbury Plain
Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty.  
1748–1776.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Country Life
Spring Song
Harvest Song
Winter Song
Death of the Nightingale
The Old Farmer’s Advice to his Son
Call to Joy
The Dream-Image
Homage
To a Violet
Elegy at the Grave of my Father
The Legend of the Holy Grail.  Critical Introduction by George McLean Harper
The Boy Perceval
The Mystic Damsel Announces the Visit of the Grail to Arthur’s Hall: And the Vow is Made
Sir Launcelot Fails of the Quest
The Grail is Achieved by Sir Galahad
King Arthur Addresses the Grail-Seekers
Sir Percivale’s Tale to Ambrosius
Sir Launcelot’s Tale
Sir Galahad Achieves the Grail-Quest
The Knight Lohengrin’s Narrative of the Grail

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