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Harvard Classics Complete Set w/ Lectures and Guide [52 Volumes]

by Charles William Eliot (Editor)

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The books that started it all for me - I started a vigorous campaign of self-education when I was in freshman year of high-school by reading all of these. It took well over a year, but I managed to get through them all, and I learned so much because of them. I regularly return to my favorites. Has some obvious gaps, but then, doesn't anyone's reading?

The high rating here is partly due to my sentimental attachment to them and as the start of my long journey into reading. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 29, 2013 |
First inspired by Emerson's observation about the sheer volume of
volumes available to read ("There are 850,000 volumes in the Imperial
Library at Paris. If a man were to read industriously from dawn to
dark for sixty years, he would die in the first alcove. Would that some charitable soul, after losing a great deal of time among the false
books and alighting upon a few true ones, which made him happy and
wise, would name those which have been bridges or ships to carry him
safely over dark morasses and barren oceans, into the heart of sacred
cities, into palaces and temples"), the purpose of Harvard was to
SELECT the works fitted for a liberal education. [Reading Guide 11, 7].

We note that this collection gives the lie to the claim by
religious fanatics that "the West" is ignorant of Mohammad or the
Koran. Both are cited in detail by numerous influential thinkers in
this library. The lively interest the West has shown toward Islam is
not reciprocated. Islam's scholars were often hounded to their deaths
by mobs incited by the "puritan" competitors of scholarship and truth.
Ibn-Sina, Hankal, Ibrahim.
Compare, the fortunes of "nonconformists" in 1600-1700 England,
such as the Pilgrims and Penn. Compare, Shakespeare's works almost
disappeared shortly after his death. The plays were hunted out and burned by religiously-incited
round-head mobs, and only really recovered by Johnson (2d).
And those persecuting Puritans include Milton himself, in turn, persecuted. ( )
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Harvard Classics Complete Set w/ Lectures [51 Volumes] by Charles William Eliot

Harvard Classics Compete Set [50 Volumes] by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of solitude by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (indirect)

The Journal of John Woolman by John Woolman (indirect)

The Fruits of Solitude by William Penn (indirect)

The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato; The Golden Sayings of Epictetus; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus (indirect)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (indirect)

Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus (indirect)

The Apology / Crito / Phaedo by Plato (indirect)

The Apology by Plato (indirect)

Crito by Plato (indirect)

Phaedo [Translation] by Plato (indirect)

Essays, Civil and Moral, and The New Atlantis; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education; Religio Medici by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Areopagitica by John Milton (indirect)

Tractate of Education by John Milton (indirect)

Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne (indirect)

New Atlantis by Francis Bacon (indirect)

The Essays by Francis Bacon (indirect)

The Complete Poetry of John Milton by John Milton (indirect)

Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes by John Milton (indirect)

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained by John Milton (indirect)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (indirect)

Paradise Regained by John Milton (indirect)

Samson Agonistes by John Milton (indirect)

L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas by John Milton (indirect)

Il Penseroso and L'Allegro, with Paintings by William Blake by John Milton (indirect)

The sonnets of John Milton by John Milton (indirect)

Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson (indirect)

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (indirect)

The Confessions of St. Augustine; The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Confessions by Augustine (indirect)

The Confessions. Books 1-10 by Augustine (indirect)

Prayers from The Confessions by Augustine (indirect)

The Confessions [Latin] by Saint Augustine (indirect)

Saint Augustine's Childhood: CONFESSIONES BOOK ONE (Testimony, Bk 1) by Augustine of Hippo (indirect)

The Confessions. Books 9-13 by Augustine (indirect)

Saint Augustine's Memory (Augustine, Confessiones. Bk. 2.) by Augustine (indirect)

Confessions, Vol. 1: Books 1-8 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 26) (v. 1) by Bishop of Hippo Augustine Saint (indirect)

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis (indirect)

Counsels on the Spiritual Life (Classic, 60s) by Thomas à Kempis (indirect)

Nine Greek dramas by Æschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Agamemnon by Aeschylus (indirect)

Eumenides by Aeschylus (indirect)

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (indirect)

Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles (indirect)

Antigone by Sophocles (indirect)

Hippolytus by Euripides (indirect)

Bacchae [Greek text] by Euripides (indirect)

The Frogs [in translation] by Aristophanes (indirect)

Choephori by Aeschylus (indirect)

Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero with His Treatises on Friendship and Old Age and Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (indirect)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Books I-II by Adam Smith (indirect)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Books III-V by Adam Smith (indirect)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Books I-III by Adam Smith (indirect)

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (indirect)

Hosts of Living Forms (Penguin Great Ideas) by Charles Darwin (indirect)

On the Origin of Species, volume 1 of 2 by Charles Darwin (indirect)

On the Origin of Species, volume 2 of 2 by Charles Darwin (indirect)

Plutarch's Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demostheses and Cicero,Cæsar and Antony by Plutarch (indirect)

The Aeneid by Virgil (indirect)

Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, Book 2 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 4 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 1 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 6 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 8 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 9 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid I-IV by Virgile (indirect)

Aeneid, book 11 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 10 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 12 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 5 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 3 by Virgil (indirect)

Aeneid, book 7 by Virgil (indirect)

Don Quixote [Part 1 of 2] by Miguel de Cervantes (indirect)

Don Quixote [Part 1 of 4] by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (indirect)

Don Quixote [Part 2 of 4] by Miguel de Cervantes (indirect)

Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights' Entertainment) by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Folk-Lore and Fable: Æsop; Grimm; Andersen by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (indirect)

Modern English Drama: Dryden; Sheridan; Goldsmith; Shelley; Browning; Byron by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

A Blot in the 'Scutcheon by Robert Browning (indirect)

All for love, or, The world well lost by John Dryden (indirect)

Manfred by George Gordon Byron (indirect)

The Cenci: A Tragedy in Five Acts by Percy Bysshe Shelley (indirect)

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (indirect)

The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (indirect)

Faust, Part I; Egmont; Hermann and Dorothea; Doctor Faustus by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (indirect)

Faust, Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (indirect)

Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (indirect)

Hermann und Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (indirect)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

The Descent into Hell (Penguin Epics) by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

Purgatory by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

The ante-purgatorio of Dante Alighieri : The first nine cantos of the Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

Paradiso by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni (indirect)

I Promessi sposi [1827 ed.] by Alessandro Manzoni (indirect)

The Betrothed; A New Translation Volume 2 by Alessandro Manzoni (indirect)

The Odyssey by Homer (indirect)

The Odyssey II: Books 13-24 by Homer (indirect)

The Odyssey I: Books 1-12 by Homer (indirect)

De dolinge van Ulysse : Homerus' Odysseia I-XVIII in Nederlandse verzen van Dierick Volckertsz. Coornhert by Homer (indirect)

Odissea:volum primer: cants I-VIII by Homer (indirect)

Odissea: volum segon: cants IX-XVI by Homer (indirect)

Odissea: volum tercer: cants XVII-XXIV by Homer (indirect)

Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-Four Years After by Richard Henry Jr. Dana (indirect)

On taste; On the sublime and beautiful; Reflections on the French revolution; A letter to a noble lord by Edmund Burke (indirect)

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke (indirect)

Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke (indirect)

Autobiography; Essay on liberty; Characteristics; Inaugural Address; Essay on Scott by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Autobiography of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill (indirect)

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (indirect)

Characteristics by Thomas Carlyle (indirect)

Inaugural Address at Edinburgh by Thomas Carlyle (indirect)

Sir Walter Scott by Thomas Carlyle (indirect)

Continental Drama: Calderon; Corneille; Racine; Moliere; Lessing; Schiller by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (indirect)

Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille (indirect)

Phedre by Jean Racine (indirect)

Tartuffe by Molière (indirect)

Minna von Barnhelm by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (indirect)

Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller (indirect)

English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Essays: English and American by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (indirect)

The Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin (indirect)

It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin (indirect)

The Voyage of the Beagle Part 1 by Charles Darwin (indirect)

The Voyage of the Beagle Part 2 by Charles Darwin (indirect)

Scientific Papers: Physics; Chemistry; Astronomy; Geology by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Forces of Matter (Great Minds) by Michael Faraday (indirect)

The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday (indirect)

Über die Erhaltung der Kraft by Hermann von Helmholtz (indirect)

Ice and Glaciers by Hermann von Helmholtz (indirect)

The Wave Theory of Light by Lord Kelvin (indirect)

The Tides by Lord Kelvin (indirect)

The Extent of the Universe by Simon Newcomb (indirect)

Geographical Evolution by Sir Archibald Geikie (indirect)

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (indirect)

Benvenuto Cellinis liv. D. 1 by Benvenuto Cellini (indirect)

Benvenuto Cellinis liv. D. 2 by Benvenuto Cellini (indirect)

Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German, and Italian by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Voyages and travels: Ancient and Modern by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Discovery of Guiana by Walter Ralegh (indirect)

Chronicle and Romance: Froissart; Malory; Holinshed by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Froissart's Chronicles by Jean Froissart (indirect)

The Description of England: The Classic Contemporary Account of Tudor Social Life by William Harrison (indirect)

The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses: Address to the German Nobility Concerning Christian Liberty by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (indirect)

Utopia by Thomas More (indirect)

Martin Luther's 95 Theses by Martin Luther (indirect)

English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Locke; Berkeley; Hume by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke (indirect)

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume (indirect)

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley (indirect)

Scientific Papers: Physiology; Medicine; Surgery; Geology by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

English Poetry, Volume III: From Tennyson to Whitman by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

American Historical Documents, 1000-1904 by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Sacred Writings, Volume I: Confucian; Hebrew; Christian by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe (indirect)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (indirect)

King Lear by William Shakespeare (indirect)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare (indirect)

The Tempest by William Shakespeare (indirect)

Elizabethan Drama, Volume II: Dekker; Jonson; Beaumont and Fletcher; Webster; Massinger by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Shoemaker's Holiday by Thomas Dekker (indirect)

The Alchemist by Ben Jonson (indirect)

Philaster by Francis Beaumont (indirect)

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster (indirect)

A New Way to Pay Old Debts by Philip Massinger (indirect)

Thoughts; Letters; Minor Works by Blaise Pascal (indirect)

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 Eliot (indirect)

Beowulf by Beowulf Poet (indirect)

The Song of Roland by Anonymous (indirect)

The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel by Anonymous (indirect)

The Saga of the Volsungs by Anonymous (indirect)

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 Eliot (indirect)

The Pilgrim's Progress; The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (indirect)

The Pilgrim's Progress (unabridged and amplified) on cassette tape: Part One by John Bunyan (indirect)

Pilgrim's Progress, Part 2: Christiana by John Bunyan (indirect)

The life of Dr. Donne by Izaak Walton (indirect)

The life of Mr. George Herbert by Izaak Walton (indirect)

French and English Philosophers: Descartes; Rousseau; Voltaire; Hobbes by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Discourse on Method by René Descartes (indirect)

Letters on England by Voltaire (indirect)

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (indirect)

Discourse on the Arts and Sciences by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (indirect)

Creed of a Priest of Savoy (Milestones of Thought Series) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (indirect)

Of Man by Thomas Hobbes (indirect)

Lectures on the Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (indirect)

Fifteen Minutes a Day: Reading Guide by Charles William Eliot

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