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Works by Charles William Eliot

Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare (1909) — Editor — 826 copies
American Historical Documents (1910) — Editor — 754 copies
Folk-Lore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (1909) — Editor — 749 copies
Essays: English and American (1910) — Editor — 600 copies
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray (1910) — Editor — 524 copies
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Editor — 515 copies
Essays and English Traits (1909) — Editor — 508 copies
The Harvard Classics with Lectures [51 volumes] (1909) — Editor — 271 copies
Epic and Saga (1909) — Editor — 266 copies
The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses (1909) — Editor — 263 copies
Sacred Writings, Volume II (1901) — Editor — 244 copies
Sacred Writings, Volume I (1900) — Editor — 239 copies
Chronicle and Romance: Froissart; Malory; Holinshed (1909) — Editor — 224 copies
Voyages and Travels (1909) — Editor — 212 copies
The Harvard Classics [50 Volume Set] (1909) — Editor — 70 copies
Elizabethan Drama in Two Volumes [set] (1910) — Editor — 44 copies
French Fiction (1909) 43 copies
German Fiction (1917) 38 copies
American Fiction (1917) 35 copies
Pepita Jiménez; A Happy Boy; Skipper Worse (1917) — Editor — 32 copies
Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect (1902) — Author — 14 copies
Four American leaders (2011) 6 copies
Harvard memories (1923) 6 copies
The Happy Life (1905) 4 copies
Great Riches 3 copies
The New education — Author — 2 copies
University administration (2007) 2 copies

Associated Works

The Odyssey (0750) — Editor, some editions — 52,519 copies
The Aeneid (0029) — Editor, some editions — 22,698 copies
The Divine Comedy (1308) — Editor, some editions — 21,543 copies
On the Origin of Species (1859) — Editor, some editions — 14,218 copies
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1910) — Editor, some editions — 14,006 copies
The Mill on the Floss (1860) — Editor, some editions — 8,635 copies
The Wealth of Nations (1776) — Editor, some editions — 6,049 copies
The Betrothed (1827) — Editor, some editions — 3,092 copies
The Voyage of the Beagle (1839) — Editor, some editions — 3,041 copies
Don Quixote [Part 1 of 2] (1615) — Editor; Editor, some editions — 2,652 copies
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (1728) — Editor, some editions — 2,513 copies
The Complete Poetry of John Milton (1779) — Editor, some editions — 2,461 copies
Poems and Songs (1906) — Editor, some editions — 899 copies
Two Years Before the Mast / Twenty-Four Years After (1840) — Editor, some editions — 891 copies
Guy Mannering (1815) — Editor, some editions — 546 copies
The New Junior Classics: The Young Folks' Shelf of Books Set (1938) — Introduction, some editions — 320 copies
David Copperfield, Volume 1 (1850) — Editor, some editions; Editor, some editions — 297 copies
David Copperfield, Volume 2 (1850) — Editor — 277 copies
Thoughts ; Letters ; Minor works (1910) — Editor — 276 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 03: Myths and Legends (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 235 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 01: Fairy Tales and Fables (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 231 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 04: Hero Tales (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 215 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 211 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 07: The Animal Book (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 201 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 02: Stories of Wonder and Magic (1912) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 200 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 06: Stories About Boys and Girls (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 188 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 10: Poetry Reading Guide Indexes (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 182 copies
The New Junior Classics Volume 09: Sport and Adventure (1938) — Introduction to 1st edition, some editions — 172 copies
Tom Jones (1/2) (1749) — Editor, some editions — 147 copies
An Account of Egypt (0430) — Editor, some editions — 90 copies
A House of Gentlefolk; Fathers and Children (1917) — Editor — 63 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 01: Fairy and Wonder Tales (1912) — Introduction — 58 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1912) — Introduction — 49 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 03: Tales from Greece and Rome (1912) — Introduction — 48 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 06: Old-Fashioned Tales (1912) — Introduction — 47 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 02: Folk Tales and Myths (1912) — Introduction — 45 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 08: Animal and Nature Stories (1912) — Introduction — 41 copies
The Junior Classics Sets (1912) — Introduction — 30 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 09: Stories of Today (1912) — Introduction — 29 copies
Anna Karenina, Part 2; Ivan the Fool (1917) — Editor, some editions — 27 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 10: Poems Old and New (1912) — Introduction — 26 copies
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contributor — 10 copies
Unitarianism (2004) — Contributor, some editions — 10 copies
Anton Chekhov, Plays — Editor, some editions — 1 copy


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Northeast Harbor, Maine, USA
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A useful introduction to all the listed works of medieval literature. later, on, i reread all of them in better edited versions.
DinadansFriend | Mar 9, 2023 |
This is volume 18 of the Harvard Classics series, 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
sgpnz | Jan 29, 2023 |
As usual, the edition listed is a more recent one than the one that I just added the bk cover image to but they're both reissues of the same bk. The cover I added is from the Harvard Classics edition published by P. F. Collier & Son Corporation. This was probably the 1st philosophy bk I ever read. I remember reading it while I was a research volunteer for the University of Maryland hospital in downtown Baltimore. I might've been 21. My memories of it are more vividly associated w/ that circumstance than they are w/ its contents. I was the freak in the study who was composing a piece called "d composition" & reading classic philosophy. One of my roomies seemed to be fascinated by me. Somehow, from observing this intellectual behavior of mine, he concluded that I was some sort of hard-core orgy participant or something? He was a gigolo. After I was out of the hospital, he & I stayed in touch. I invited him to a party, he arrived w/ a friend in tow w/ a camera - both practically w/ their tongues lolling out. Their disappoinment at finding this a fairly tame painter's party was all too clear. Where's the orgy?

But back to the bk: Marcus Aurelius was the one who made the most impression on me. An emperor who was abstinent & tried to be fair? Or was the editor of the series trying to perpetuate ruling class myths that an elite university like Harvard was all too happy to use as a PR smokescreen for its own agenda? Hard to say in retrospect, but I doubt that I'll read Aurelius again to reform an opinion. I give it 4 stars anyway just b/c the whole experience of reading such a thing was important to me at that time in my life.
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