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This set of books was the first thing I bought for myself with my first paycheck when I got out of college. I don't know who posted this picture of the cover, but it looks the same as mine. I've looked in antique stores ever since and have never seen a complete set of the same issue. I've read pieces from various volumes, but have yet to make my way through the whole thing! ( )
  Biyee114 | Feb 12, 2012 |
This set of Classics was to have made a liberal education available to anyone who cared to follow the reading course set forward by Dr. Eliot. The world has changed since Eliot's first publication, but the classics of European literature endure. ( )
  gryphondear | Dec 26, 2008 |
The famous "five foot shelf of books." About 40 volumes of classics. I have the blue version. ( )
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The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of solitude by Charles William Eliot

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

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus (indirect)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (indirect)

The Apology / Crito / Phaedo by Plato (indirect)

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

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

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 Lost I by John Milton - Del Prado Miniature (The Miniature Classics Library) by John Milton (indirect)

Paradise Lost II by John Milton - Del Prado Miniature (The Miniature Classics Library) 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)

The poetical works of John Milton. Volume I: The Minor Poems by John Milton (indirect)

Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems and Songs by Robert Burns

The Confessions of St. Augustine / The Imitation of Christ by Charles William Eliot

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 by Augustine (indirect)

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

Saint Augustine's Memory by Augustine (indirect)

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

Saint Augustine's Sin by Augustine (indirect)

Saint Augustine's Conversion by Augustine (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

Agamemnon by Aeschylus (indirect)

Eumenides by Aeschylus (indirect)

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (indirect)

Oedipus Rex 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

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

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

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

The Aeneid by Vergilius

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

Aeneid, Book 2 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 4 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 1 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 6 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 8 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 9 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid I-IV by Virgile (indirect)

Aeneid, book 11 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 10 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 12 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 5 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 3 by Vergilius (indirect)

Aeneid, book 7 by Vergilius (indirect)

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

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

The Harvard Classics: Folk-Lore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen by Charles William Eliot

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

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

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

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

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (indirect)

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

Purgatorio 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

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

Die Verlobten, Band II by Alessandro Manzoni (indirect)

The Odyssey by Homer

Odyssey 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)

Circe and the Cyclops by Homer (indirect)

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

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

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

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

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

Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille (indirect)

Phaedra by Jean Racine (indirect)

Tartuffe by Molière (indirect)

Minna von Barnhelm by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (indirect)

William Tell by Friedrich Schiller (indirect)

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

Essays: English and American by Charles William Eliot

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

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

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 (The Complete Harvard Classics, Vol. 30) (KINDLE) by Lord Kelvin (indirect)

The Tides by William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (indirect)

The Extent of the Universe by Simon Newcomb (indirect)

Geographical Evolution (The Complete Harvard Classics, Vol. 30) (KINDLE) by Sir Archibald Geikie (indirect)

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini

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

Voyages and travels: Ancient and Modern by Charles William Eliot

The Discovery of Guiana by Walter Raleigh (indirect)

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

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

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

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

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Charles William Eliot

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

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

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

American Historical Documents, 1000-1904 by Charles William Eliot

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

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

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

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 by Blaise Pascal

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

Beowulf by Beowulf Poet (indirect)

The Song of Roland by Turoldus (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

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

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

Discourse on Method by René Descartes (indirect)

Letters on England by Voltaire (indirect)

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

Profession de foi du vicaire savoyard by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (indirect)

Of Man by Thomas Hobbes (indirect)

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Excerpt from The Harvard Classics: The Editor's Introduction; Reader's Guide; Index to the First Lines of Poems, Songs and Choruses, Hymns and Psalms; General Index, Chronological IndexAchilles, Socrates 011, ii, 15; and Patroclus, iii, 332; xxxii, 79; xlvi, 25; Milton on wrath of, iv, 264; heel Of, v, 96; Dryden on.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.… (more)

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