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The Harvard Classics 50 Volume Set (1909)

by Charles William Eliot (Editor)

Other authors: William A. Neilson (Introduction)

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  TheNelsonLibrary | Jul 27, 2020 |
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. ( )
  ostrom | Nov 27, 2007 |
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Neilson, William A.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Eumenides by Aeschylus (indirect)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (indirect)
Hippolytus by Euripides (indirect)
The Frogs by Aristophanes (indirect)
Choephori by Aeschylus (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)
Phaedra by Jean Racine (indirect)
Tartuffe by Molière (indirect)
Utopia by Thomas More (indirect)
Beowulf by Beowulf Poet (indirect)
Of Man by Thomas Hobbes (indirect)
Apology by Plato (indirect)
Crito by Plato (indirect)
Phaedo by Plato (indirect)
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Originally known and advertised in Collier's Magazine as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf". A separate 20-volume selection by Eliot, the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, was published in 1917. [Wikipedia]
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