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Limited Editions Club

Works: 1,051 works in 1,600 publications in 2 languages and 72,299 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama 
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 363 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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 353 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

New translation of Plato's Republic
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 283 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." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition
Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 1955 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popularly known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this is the haunting story of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by his own damnation
The seven voyages of Sindbad the sailor( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 264 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

"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert's inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller's Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert's letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket
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

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 258 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
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 245 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 )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in English and held by 235 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 233 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 by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

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

Anna Karenina is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother's unbridled womanizing -- something that prefigures her own later situation, though she would experience less tolerance by others. A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry her if she will agree to leave her husband Karenin, a senior government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, the moral laws of the Russian Orthodox Church, her own insecurities, and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control. A parallel story within the novel is that of Konstantin Levin, a wealthy country landowner who wants to marry Princess Kitty, sister to Dolly and sister-in-law to Anna's brother Oblonsky. Konstantin has to propose twice before Kitty accepts. The novel details Konstantin's difficulties managing his estate, his eventual marriage, and his personal issues, until the birth of his first child. The novel explores a diverse range of topics throughout its approximately thousand pages. Some of these topics include an evaluation of the feudal system that existed in Russia at the time -- politics, not only in the Russian government but also at the level of the individual characters and families, religion, morality, gender and social class. - Wikipedia
Journals and other documents on the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 228 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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