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Limited Editions Club

Works: 1,060 works in 1,616 publications in 2 languages and 72,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Limited Editions Club
The prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Rossencyll falls in love with Princess Flavia on his perilous mission to release the king of Zenda from his captors
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche by Walter Pater( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. The Cloister and the Hearth often describes the events, people and their practices in minute detail. Its main theme is the struggle between man's obligations to family and to Church. The author of The Cloister and the Hearth, at the end of ths story, reveals that Margaret's and Gerard's son, also named Gerard, became the great Catholic scholar and Humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam, a major historical figure. Indeed, little is actually known about Erasmus' actual parentage (apparently illegitimate), though his parents were in reality named Margaret and Roger Gerard
The Republic by Plato( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Without doubt the greatest and most provocative work of political philosophy ever produced in the West, The Republic is here presented in the stately and melodious Jowett translation-a perfect mirror of the beauty of Plato's style. Beginning as an inquiry into justice as it operates in individuals, The Republic soon becomes an inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state. Are the masses really qualified to choose virtuous leaders? Should the rulers of a state receive a special education to prepare them to exercise power virtuously? What should such an education consist of? Should artists who do not use their gifts in a morally responsible way still be allowed a place in society? The Republic's answers to these and related questions make up a utopian (or, perhaps, dystopian) program that challenges many of the modern world's most dearly held assumptions-and leads us to reexamine and better understand those assumptions. --
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography that records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century. It is also a sharp critique of 19th-century educational theory and practice and provides a glimpse into the intellectual and political life of the late 19th century
Les fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

5 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and French and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Fleurs du mal (English: The Flowers of Evil), first published in 1857, was influential in the development of the symbolist and modernist movements. The 157 poems in this edition deal with themes relating to decadence and eroticism and the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century
The dolphin : a journal of the making of the books( )

in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare : a review and a preview by Limited Editions Club( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1940 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 1942 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled 'Song of Myself' which Malcolm Cowley called 'one of the great poems of modern times'), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final 'Deathbed Edition' published in 1892
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 1955 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Paris, Quasimodo, hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral struggles to save the gypsy dancer Esmeralda
The seven voyages of Sindbad the sailor( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literally rendered from the Arabic into French by J.C. Mardrus, and then translated into modern English by E. Powys Mathers with an introduction by C.S. Forester and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1950 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary becomes bored with her life and embarks on an affair
Cyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five acts by Edmond Rostand( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1954 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1897 play is based on the life of Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), a French dramatist and swordsman. Here he helps his less articulate friend woo the beautiful Roxanne, and himself falls in love with her
Quarto-millenary : the first 250 publications and the first 25 years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club : a critique, a conspectus, a bibliography, indexes by Limited Editions Club( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1942 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huck tells of his adventures traveling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

9 editions published between 1891 and 1981 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem recounting the trials of Odysseus as he travels for 10 years to return home after the ten year war whose events were told in the Iliad
The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1949 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1951 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come
Journals and other documents on the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Christopher Columbus( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of letters, maps, and other documents associated with Christopher Columbus's life and career in exploration. - Amazon
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