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The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI

Great Britain and Ireland IV

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,215 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 904
Added to site: 2007.12.23
mnybks.net#: 19465
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JOHN HENRY NEWMAN--(Born in 1801, died in 1890.)
I The Beginnings of Tractarianism. (From the "Apologia pro Vita Sua")
II On His Submission to the Catholic Church. (From the "Apologia")
III Of Athens as a True University. (From Volume III of the "Historical Sketches")

EDWARD BULWER LYTTON--(Born in 1803, died in 1873.)
The Descent of Vesuvius on Pompeii. (From "The Last Days of Pompeii")

LORD BEACONSFIELD--(Born in 1804, died in 1881.)
Jerusalem by Moonlight. (From "Tancred")

CHARLES MERIVALE--(Born in 1808, died in 1893.)
The Personality of Augustus Cæsar. (From the "History of the Romans Under the Empire")

ALEXANDER W. KINGLAKE--(Born in 1809, died in 1891.)
I On Mocking at the Sphinx. (From "Eothen")
II The Beginnings of the Crimean War. (From "The Invasion of the Crimea")

CHARLES DARWIN--(Born in 1809, died in 1882.)
I On Variations in Mammals, Birds and Fishes. (From "The Origin of Species")
II The Genesis of a Great Book. (From the "Autobiography," printed in Volume I of the "Life and Letters")

JOHN BROWN--(Born in 1810, died in 1882.)
Rab and the Game Chicken. (From "Rab and His Friends")

WILLIAM M. THACKERAY--(Born in 1811, died in 1863.)
I The Imperturbable Marlborough. (From "The History of Henry Esmond")
II At the Ball Before the Battle of Waterloo. (From "Vanity Fair")
III The Death of Colonel Newcome. (From "The Newcomes")
IV London in the Time of the First George. (From the "Four Georges")

CHARLES DICKENS--(Born in 1812, died in 1870.)
I Sidney Carton's Death. (The conclusion of "A Tale of Two Cities")
II Bob Sawyer's Party. (From Chapter XXXI of "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club")
III Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness. (From Chapters LVII and LVIII of "The Old Curiosity Shop")
IV A Happy Return of the Day. (From Book III, Chapter IV, of "Our Mutual Friend")

CHARLOTTE BRONTE--(Born in 1816, died in 1855.)
I Of the Au

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