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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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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. ( )
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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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