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The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of solitude by Charles William EliotVolume 1
The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato; The Golden Sayings of Epictetus; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Charles William EliotVolume 2
Essays, Civil and Moral, and The New Atlantis; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education; Religio Medici by Charles William EliotVolume 3
Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo EmersonVolume 5
The Confessions of St. Augustine; The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis by Charles William EliotVolume 7
Nine Greek dramas by Æschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes by Charles William EliotVolume 8
Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero with His Treatises on Friendship and Old Age and Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus by Charles William EliotVolume 9
Plutarch's Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demostheses and Cicero,Cæsar and Antony by PlutarchVolume 12
Virgil's Æneid by VirgilVolume 13
Virgil's Æneid by Virgilvolume 13
The Pilgrim's Progress, The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert (Harvard Classics, Volume 15) by Charles William EliotVolume 15
The Pilgrim's Progress; The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert by Charles William EliotVolume 15
Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights' Entertainment) by Charles William EliotVolume 16
Folk-lore and fable : Æsop, Grimm, Andersen, with introductions and notes by Aesopvolume 17
Folk-lore and fable : Æsop, Grimm, Andersen by Aesopvolume 17
Folk-Lore and Fable: Æsop; Grimm; Andersen by Charles William EliotVolume 17
Modern English Drama: Dryden; Sheridan; Goldsmith; Shelley; Browning; Byron by Charles William EliotVolume 18
Faust, Part I : Egmont, Hermann and Dorthea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethevolume 19
Faust, Part I; Egmont; Hermann and Dorothea; Doctor Faustus by Charles William EliotVolume 19
On taste; On the sublime and beautiful; Reflections on the French revolution; A letter to a noble lord by Edmund BurkeVolume 24
Autobiography; Essay on liberty; Characteristics; Inaugural Address; Essay on Scott by Charles William EliotVolume 25
Continental drama : Calderon, Corneille, Racine, Molière, Lessing, Schiller by Pedro Calderón de la Barcavolume 26
Continental Drama: Calderon; Corneille; Racine; Moliere; Lessing; Schiller by Charles William EliotVolume 26
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay by Charles William EliotVolume 27
Essays: English and American by Charles William EliotVolume 28
Scientific Papers: Physics; Chemistry; Astronomy; Geology by Charles William EliotVolume 30
Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German, and Italian by Charles William Eliotvolume 32
Voyages and travels : ancient and modern by Herodotusvolume 33
Voyages and travels: Ancient and Modern by Charles William EliotVolume 33
French and English Philosophers: Descartes; Rousseau; Voltaire; Hobbes by Charles William EliotVolume 34
Chronicle and Romance: Froissart; Malory; Holinshed by Charles William EliotVolume 35
The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses: Address to the German Nobility Concerning Christian Liberty by Charles William EliotVolume 36
English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Locke; Berkeley; Hume by Charles William EliotVolume 37
Scientific Papers: Physiology; Medicine; Surgery; Geology by Charles William EliotVolume 38
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Charles William EliotVolume 39
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray by Charles William EliotVolume 40
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald by Charles William EliotVolume 41
English Poetry, Volume III: From Tennyson to Whitman by Charles William EliotVolume 42
American Historical Documents, 1000-1904 by Charles William EliotVolume 43
Sacred Writings, Volume I: Confucian; Hebrew; Christian by Charles William EliotVolume 44
Sacred Writings, Volume II: Christian (Part II); Buddhist; Hindu; Mohammedan by Charles William EliotVolume 45
Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare by Charles William EliotVolume 47
Elizabethan Drama, Volume II: Dekker; Jonson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Webster; Massinger by Charles William EliotVolume 47
The Harvard Classics (Vol. 48) Blaise Pascal : Thoughts; Letters; Minor Works by Charles William EliotVolume 48
Thoughts; Letters; Minor Works by Blaise PascalVolume 48
Epic and Saga: Beowolf; The Song of Roland; The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel; The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Charles William EliotVolume 49
The Editor's Introduction; Reader's Guide; Index to the First Lines of Poems, Songs & Choruses, Hymnes & Psalms; General Index; Chronological Index by Charles William EliotVolume 50
Lectures on the Harvard Classics by Charles William EliotLectures
Fifteen Minutes a Day: Reading Guide by Charles William EliotReading Guide
Harvard Classics Complete Set w/ Lectures [51 Volumes] by Charles William EliotVolumes 1-51

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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