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Harvard Classics & Harvard Classics Fiction Bookshelf 71 vol. - Instant Download

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The Harvard Classics - 51 Vol. and Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - 20 Vol.

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We are pleased to present this release all 51 volumes of The Harvard Classics and all 20 volumes of The Harvard Classics Self of Fiction on DVD-ROM in pdf, epub, mobi and daisy formats. This is a tremendous value. The hardbound print editions of these timeless works - first printed over a hundred years ago - can be had for anywhere from several hundreds to several thousands of dollars. This disk gives you access to all 71 volumes of these works for far less and the multiple formats allow you to use your favorite e-reader. And look at the shelf space you save!

The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books." Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century. In 1910, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, put together an extraordinary library of "all the books needed for a real education."

Dr.Charles W.Eliot, the former Harvard president who edited the series, maintained that if one read just 15 minutes a day from the 51 volumes he assembled, it would constitute "a good substitute for a liberal education to anyone who would read them with devotion.

Dr. Eliot states in The Editor's Introduction to the Harvard Classics:

"My purpose in selecting- The Harvard Classics was to provide the literary materials from which a careful and persistent reader might gain a fair view of the progress of man observing , recording, inventing, and imagining from the earliest historical times to the close of the nineteenth century. Within the limits of fifty volumes, containing about 22,000 pages, I was to provide the means of obtaining such a knowledge of ancient and modern literature as seems essential to the twentieth century idea of a cultivated man. The best acquisition of a cultivated man is a liberal frame of mind or way of thinking; but there must be added to that possession acquaintance with the prodigious store of recorded discoveries, experiences, and reflections which humanity in its intermittent and irregular progress from barbarism to civilization has acquired and laid up. From that store I proposed to make such a selection as any intellectually ambitious American family might use to advantage, even if their early opportunities of education had been scanty."

The purpose of The Harvard Classics is, therefore, one very different from that of the many collections in which the editor's aim has been to select the hundred or the fifty best books in the world; it is nothing less than the purpose to present so ample and characteristic a record of the stream of the world's thought that the observant reader's mind shall be enriched, refined, and fertilized by it.

Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English. Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies." The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's Magazine and elsewhere, with great success.

This unique digital edition of Dr. Eliot's 5 foot shelf of The Harvard Classics as well as the Harvard Classics Fiction Shelf is in pdf, epub, mobi and daisy formatsUse the links below to peruse the contents. 

 

Disc 1 - Harvard Classics Disc 2 - Shelf of Fiction

 

 Harvard Classics

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN

        His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin
        Journal , by John Woolman
        Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn

Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS
        The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito, by Plato
        The Golden Sayings, by Epictetus
        The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON'S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE
        Essays, Civil and Moral, and New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon
        Areopagitica and Tractate of Education, by John Milton
        Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON
        Complete poems written in English, by John Milton

Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON
        Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS
        Poems and songs, by Robert Burns

Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATIONS OF CHRIST
        The Confessions, by Saint Augustine
        The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis

Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS
        Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies, and Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus
        Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles
        Hippolytus and The Bacchae, by Euripides
        The Frogs, by Aristophanes

Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY
        On Friendship, On Old Age, and letters, by Cicero
        Letters, by Pliny the Younger

Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH
        The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN
        The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

Vol. 12. PLUTARCH'S LIVES
        Lives, by Plutarch

Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL
        Aeneid, by Virgil

Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, Part 1 only, CERVANTES
        Don Quixote, part 1, by Cervantes

Vol. 15. PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON
        The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan
        The Lives of Donne and Herbert, by Izaak Walton

Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
        Stories from the Thousand and One Nights

Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON
        Fables, by Aesop
        Children's and Household Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
        Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen

Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA
        All for Love, by John Dryden
        The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
        She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith
        The Cenci, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
        A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, by Robert Browning
        Manfred, by Lord Byron

Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE
        Faust, part 1, Egmont, and Hermann and Dorothea, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
        Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE
        The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri

Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI
        I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni

Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER
        The Odyssey, by Homer

Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA
        Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE
        On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A Letter to a  Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke

 Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE
        Autobiography and On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
        Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, and Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA
        Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
        Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
        Phèdre, by Jean Racine
        Tartuffe, by Molière
        Minna von Barnhelm, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
        William Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY

Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN

Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN
        The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin

Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC
        The Forces of Matter and The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday
        On the Conservation of Force and Ice and Glaciers, by Hermann von Helmholtz
        The Wave Theory of Light and The Tides, by Lord Kelvin
        The Extent of the Universe, by Simon Newcomb
        Geographical Evolution, by Sir Archibald Geikie

Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI
        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS
        Essays, by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
        Montaigne and What is a Classic?, by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
        The Poetry of the Celtic Races, by Ernest Renan
        The Education of the Human Race, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
        Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, by Friedrich von Schiller
        Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, by Immanuel Kant
        Byron and Goethe, by Giuseppe Mazzini

Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS
        An account of Egypt from The Histories, by Herodotus
        Germany, by Tacitus
        Sir Francis Drake Revived, by Philip Nichols
        Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World, by Francis Pretty
        Drake's Great Armada, by Captain Walter Bigges
        Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland, by Edward Haies
        The Discovery of Guiana, by Sir Walter Raleigh

Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES
        Discourse on Method, by René Descartes
        Letters on the English, by Voltaire
        On the Inequality among Mankind and Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau
        Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD
        Chronicles, by Jean Froissart
        The Holy Grail, by Sir Thomas Malory
        A Description of Elizabethan England, by William Harrison

Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER
        The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli
        The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper
        Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
        The Ninety-Five Theses, Address to the Christian Nobility, and Concerning Christian Liberty, by Martin Luther

Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME
        Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke
        Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists, by George Berkeley
        An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume

Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR
        The Oath of Hippocrates
        Journeys in Diverse Places, by Ambroise Paré
        On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey
        The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner
        The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
        On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister
        Scientific papers, by Louis Pasteur
        Scientific papers, by Charles Lyell

Vol. 39. FAMOUS PREFACES

Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1: CHAUCER TO GRAY

Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD

Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN

Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1
        Confucian: The sayings of Confucius
        Hebrew: Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes
        Christian I: Luke and Acts

Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2
        Christian II: Corinthians I and II and hymns
        Buddhist: Writings
        Hindu: The Bhagavad-Gita
        Mohammedan: Chapters from the Koran

Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1
        Edward the Second, by Christopher Marlowe
        Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2
        The Shoemaker's Holiday, by Thomas Dekker
        The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson
        Philaster, by Beaumont and Fletcher
        The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster
        A New Way to Pay Old Debts, by Philip Massinger

Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL
        Thoughts, letters, and minor works, by Blaise Pascal

Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA
        Beowulf
        The Song of Roland
        The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel
        The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs

Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION, READER'S GUIDE, INDEXES

Vol. 51. LECTURES
        The last volume contains sixty lectures introducing and summarizing the covered fields: history, poetry, natural science, philosophy, biography, prose fiction, criticism and the essay, education, political science, drama, travelogues, and religion.

 

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction


The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction was selected by Charles W. Eliot, LLD (1834-1926), with notes and introductions by William Allan Neilson. It also features an index to Criticisms and Interpretations.

    Vol. 1. HENRY FIELDING 1
        The History of Tom Jones, part 1, by Henry Fielding
   
    Vol. 2. HENRY FIELDING 2

        The History of Tom Jones, part 2, by Henry Fielding
    Vol. 3. LAURENCE STERN, JANE AUSTEN

        A Sentimental Journey, by Laurence Sterne
        Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

    Vol. 4. SIR WALTER SCOTT

        Guy Mannering, by Sir Walter Scott
    Vol. 5. WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 1

        Vanity Fair, part 1, by William Makepeace Thackeray
    Vol. 6. WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 2

        Vanity Fair, part 2, by William Makepeace Thackeray
    Vol. 7. CHARLES DICKENS 1

        David Copperfield, part 1, by Charles Dickens
    Vol. 8. CHARLES DICKENS 2

        David Copperfield, part 2, by Charles Dickens
    Vol. 9. GEORGE ELIOT

        The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
    Vol. 10. HAWTHORNE, IRVING, POE, BRET HARTE, MARK TWAIN, HALE

        The Scarlet Letter and "Rappaccini's Daughter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne
        "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", by Washington Irving
        "Eleonora", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and "The Purloined Letter", by Edgar Allan Poe
        "The Luck of Roaring Camp", "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", and "The Idyl of Red Gulch", by Francis Bret Harte
        "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog", by Samuel L. Clemens
        "The Man Without a Country", by Edward Everett Hale

    Vol. 11. HENRY JAMES, JR.

        The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
    Vol. 12. VICTOR HUGO

        Notre Dame de Paris, by Victor Marie Hugo
    Vol. 13. BALZAC, SAND, DE MUSSET, DAUDET, DE MAUPASSANT

        Old Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac
        The Devil's Pool, by George Sand
        The Story of a White Blackbird, by Alfred de Musset
        "The Siege of Berlin", "The Last Class—The Story of a Little Alsatian", "The Child Spy", "The Game of Billiards", and "The Bad Zouave", by Alphonse Daudet
        "Walter Schnaffs’ Adventure" and "Two Friends", by Guy de Maupassant

    Vol. 14. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

        Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Vol. 15. GOETHE, KELLER, STORM, FONTANE

        The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
        The Banner of the Upright Seven, by Gottfried Keller
        The Rider on the White Horse, by Theodor Storm
        Trials and Tribulations, by Theodor Fontane

    Vol. 16. LEO NIKOLAEVITCH TOLSTOY 1

        Anna Karenina, part 1, by Leo Tolstoy
    Vol. 17. LEO NIKOLAEVITCH TOLSTOY 2

        Anna Karenina, part 2, and Ivan the Fool, by Leo Tolstoy
    Vol. 18. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

        Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Vol. 19. IVAN TURGENEV

        A House of Gentlefolk and Fathers and Children, by Ivan Turgenev
    Vol. 20. VALERA, BJØRNSON, KIELLAND

        Pepita Jimenez, by Juan Valera
        A Happy Boy, by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
        Skipper Worse, by Alexander L. Kielland

 

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