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From the introduction to the "Harvard Classics: The Five-Foot Shelf of Books," 1909 edition:

"This book was prepared and is sent to you with one purpose in view, to enable you to profit in full
measure from the writings of the immortals whom you have at your beck and call in the Harvard
Classics. The great company of the wisest, the wittiest, the most interesting minds of all ages and
every land will afford you entertainment in endless variety, inspiration and stimulation of mind.
They will carry you forward upon that road to the high goal toward which all of us are making our
way...." ¡£

Publisher: Collier & Sons (1909)


Language: English
ASIN: B0013RC8I6

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The Harvard Classics

I.
His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin
Journal, by John Woolman
Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn

II.
The Apology, Phado and Crito of Plato
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

III.
Essays, Civil and Moral & The New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon
Areopagitica & Tractate on Education, by John Milton
Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

IV.
Complete Poems Written in English, by John Milton

V.
Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

VI.
Poems and Songs, by Robert Burns

VII.
The Confessions of Saint Augustine
The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas ¨¤ Kempis

VIII.
Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, The Furies & Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus
Oedipus the King & Antigone of Sophocles
Hippolytus & The Bacch? of Euripides
The Frogs of Aristophanes

IX.
On Friendship, On Old Age & Letters, by Cicero
Letters, by Pliny the Younger
 
X.
Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

XI.
The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

XII.
Lives, by Plutarch

XIII.
Aneid, by Vergil

XIV.
Don Quixote, Part 1, by Cervantes

XV.
The Pilgrim¡¯s Progress, by John Bunyan
The Lives of Donne and Herbert, by Izaak Walton

XVI.
Stories from the Thousand and One Nights

XVII.
Fables, by AEsop
Household Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen

XVIII.
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

XIX.
Faust, Part I, Egmont & Hermann and Dorothea, by J.W. von Goethe
Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

XX.
The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
 
XXI.
I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni

XXII.
The Odyssey of Homer

XXIII.
Two Years before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

XXIV.
On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution & A Letter to a
Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke
XXV.
Autobiography & On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh & Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

XXVI.
Life Is a Dream, by Pedro Calder¨®n de la Barca
Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
Ph?dra, by Jean Racine
Tartuffe, by Moli¨¨re
Minna von Barnhelm, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Wilhelm Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

XXVII.
English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay

XXVIII.
Essays: English and American

XXIX.
The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin

XXX.
Scientific Papers

XXXI.
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

XXXII.
Literary and Philosophical Essays

XXXIII.
Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern

XXXIV.
Discourse on Method, by Ren¨¦ Descartes
Letters on the English, by Voltaire
On the Inequality among Mankind & Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques
Rousseau
Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

XXXV.
The Chronicles of Jean Froissart
The Holy Grail, by Sir Thomas Malory
A Description of Elizabethan England, by William Harrison

XXXVI.
The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper
Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
The Ninety-Five Thesis, Address to the Christian Nobility & Concerning Christian Liberty, by
Martin Luther

XXXVII.
Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists, by George
Berkeley
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume

XXXVIII.
The Oath of Hippocrates
Journeys in Diverse Places, by Ambroise Par¨¦
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey
The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister
Scientific Papers, by Louis Pasteur
Scientific Papers, by Charles Lyell

XXXIX.
Prefaces and Prologues

XL.
English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray

XLI.
English Poetry II: Collins to Fitzgerald

XLII.
English Poetry III: Tennyson to Whitman

XLIII.
American Historical Documents: 1000¨C1904

XLIV.
Confucian: The Sayings of Confucius
Hebrew: Job, Psalms & Ecclesiastes
Christian I: Luke & Acts

XLV.
Christian II: Corinthians I & II & Hymns
Buddhist: Writings
Hindu: The Bhagavad-Gita
Mohammedan: Chapters from the Koran

XLVI.
Edward the Second, by Christopher Marlowe
Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth & The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

XLVII.
The Shoemaker¡¯s Holiday, by Thomas Dekker
The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson
Philaster, by Beaumont and Fletcher
The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster
A New Way to Pay Old Debts, by Philip Massinger

XLVIII.
Thoughts, Letters & Minor Works, by Blaise Pascal

XLIX.
Epic & Saga: Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Destruction of D¨¢ Derga¡¯s Hostel & The Story
of the Volsungs and Niblungs
LI.
Lectures on the Harvard Classics