The Harvard Classics

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Regarded by many as the most comprehensive anthology of all time, ‘The Harvard Classics’ was first published in 1909 under the supervision of the Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. An esteemed academic, Eliot had argued that the elements of a liberal education could be gained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. The publisher P. F. Collier challenged Eliot to make good on this statement and ‘Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf’ was the result. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete anthology, with Eliot’s original introductions, numerous illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to life and works of the authors featured in the anthology
* All 51 volumes of ‘The Harvard Classics’
* Eliot’s original concise introductions
* The complete 20 volume edition of ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’
* Eliot’s general introduction to the anthology (Volume 50)
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Major works include the original illustrations that accompanied the text
* Easily locate the chapters and sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Precise arrangement of texts into the original anthology order
* A veritable digital library comprised in a single eBook!

CONTENTS:

The Harvard Classics
Introduction to ‘The Harvard Classics’

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN
‘His Autobiography’ by Benjamin Franklin
‘The Journal of John Woolman’ by John Woolman
‘Fruits of Solitude’ by William Penn

Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS
Three Works 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, IMITATION OF CHRIST
‘The Confessions’ by Saint Augustine
‘The Imitation of Christ’ by Thomas á Kempis

Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS
Four Plays 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
Three Works 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, 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’ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
‘Egmont’ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
‘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, MANZONI
‘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’ by Edmund Burke
‘On the Sublime and Beautiful’ by Edmund Burke
‘Reflections on the French Revolution’ by Edmund Burke
‘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
Three Works 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
English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay

Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
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’ by Michael Faraday
‘The Chemical History of a Candle’ by Michael Faraday
‘On the Conservation of Force’ by Hermann von Helmholtz
‘Ice and Glaciers’ by Hermann von Helmholtz
Two Works 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
Literary and Philosophical Essays

Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS
Voyages and Travels

Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES
‘Discourse on Method’ by René Descartes
‘Letters on the English’ by Voltaire
Two Works by Jean Jacques Rousseau
‘Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan’ by Thomas Hobbes

Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD
Chronicles and Romances

Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER
‘The Prince’ by Niccolò Machiavelli
‘The Life of Sir Thomas More’ by William Roper
‘Utopia’ by Sir Thomas More
Three Works by Martin Luther

Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME
‘Some Thoughts Concerning Education’ by John Locke
‘Three Dialogues’ by George Berkeley
‘An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding’ by David Hume

Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR
Scientific Papers

Vol. 39. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES
Famous Prefaces and Prologues

Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1: CHAUCER TO GRAY
English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray

Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD
English Poetry II: Collins to Fitzgerald

Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN
English Poetry III: Tennyson to Whitman

Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
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
The Bhagavad-Gita
Chapters from the ‘Koran’

Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1
‘Edward the Second’ by Christopher Marlowe
‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare
‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare
‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare
‘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 AND READER’S GUIDE
Introduction and Reader’s Guide

Vol. 51. LECTURES
Lectures on the Harvard Classics

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
General Introduction to the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction by Charles W. Eliot

Vol. 1&2. HENRY FIELDING
‘The History of Tom Jones’ 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&6. WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
‘Vanity Fair’ by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vol. 7&8. CHARLES DICKENS
‘David Copperfield’ 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
Three Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
Three Short Stories by Bret Harte
‘Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog’ by Mark Twain
‘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 Balzac
‘The Devil’s Pool’ by George Sand
‘The Story of a White Blackbird’ by Alfred de Musset
Five Short Stories by Alphonse Daudet
Two Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant

Vol. 14. JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE
‘Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship’ by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Vol. 15. GOETHE, KELLER, STORM, FONTANE
‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ by Johann Wolfgang 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&17. LEO NIKOLAEVITCH TOLSTOY
‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy
‘Ivan the Fool’ by Leo Tolstoy

Vol. 18. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
‘Crime and Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Vol. 19. IVAN TURGENEV
‘A House of Gentlefolk’ by Ivan Turgenev
‘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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