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The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland


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The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

30 review for The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes: The Five Foot Shelf & The Shelf of Fiction: The Famous Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jo Walton

    I'm going to be reading this for a long long time, so I'll update as I go. 1) Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Reread. I wish he'd finished it, it's great, and was as delightful to read again as it was the first time. I get the feeling that if he'd finished it I would understand and feel more sympathetic towards the US Revolution. Lovely, even in unfinished form. 2) Journal of John Woolman. Well, I'd never have picked this up, so this compilation justifies itself already. A Quaker who decided I'm going to be reading this for a long long time, so I'll update as I go. 1) Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Reread. I wish he'd finished it, it's great, and was as delightful to read again as it was the first time. I get the feeling that if he'd finished it I would understand and feel more sympathetic towards the US Revolution. Lovely, even in unfinished form. 2) Journal of John Woolman. Well, I'd never have picked this up, so this compilation justifies itself already. A Quaker who decided that slavery was wrong and went around telling people so, very earnest and sincere and full of moral courage and slightly odd opinions-- he was also against dye in clothes -- and convinced Quakers to quit practicing and endorsing and profiting by slavery, because it was wrong. Who says people can't make a difference? Not exactly a fun read, but I'm glad I have read it. N.B. I'm going to be reading this essentially forever. That's OK, but I'm still no more than 1% of the way through. 3) William Penn The Fruits of Solitude. Well, that was a yawnfest of proverbs. Glad to be done with that. 4) Plato, Apology. I have read it a million times and this is not an exciting translation. Skipping. 5) Plato, Crito. I practically know it by heart. Skipping. 6) Plato, Phaedo. I absolutely agee with the inclusion of these, though actually I might have put the Phaedrus and the Symposium instead of the Crito and the Phaedo if anyone had asked me. But still skipping. 7) Epictetus, The Golden Sayings. 8) The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

  2. 4 out of 5

    Classic reverie

    I saw this at Delphi publishing site about the Harvard Classic offering and has to have it, though I am not quite sure how many books I will read before I die but as I read at my convince and definitely not in order. I just have to mention after watching a "Waltons" tv episode earlier this year where John Boy wants to buy the whole Harvard Classic Collection of books with his mother's help. I had recently seen that this edition would be coming out before seeing the show but the show cliched it f I saw this at Delphi publishing site about the Harvard Classic offering and has to have it, though I am not quite sure how many books I will read before I die but as I read at my convince and definitely not in order. I just have to mention after watching a "Waltons" tv episode earlier this year where John Boy wants to buy the whole Harvard Classic Collection of books with his mother's help. I had recently seen that this edition would be coming out before seeing the show but the show cliched it for me. The Walton paid dearly for them but today electronically, it is very inexpensive. My reviews are listed under the title of the book but I will read from here and highlight/ take notes. Great navigation in this Kindle version!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Doug

    Sweet Baby Jesus... I actually finished this behemoth!!! It will take me a year to decompress after this. This endeavor was more grueling than when I tried to swim across Lake Erie from Cleveland to Canada when I was 17. That damn near killed me, but it was over sooner! In the meantime, now probably could figure out how to end hunger and have world peace. Yeah, if only.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joan Prout

    I owned the hard-cover collection and carted them around the US for 40+ years. The ebook version is so much more manageable.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chainsaw

    As this is a collection of 71 different works (which will take me a VERY long time to read), I've decided to update this review as I work my way through the collection. 1. "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" - Recommended! Quite an interesting read. 2. "The Journal" by John Woolman - In progress. As this is a collection of 71 different works (which will take me a VERY long time to read), I've decided to update this review as I work my way through the collection. 1. "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" - Recommended! Quite an interesting read. 2. "The Journal" by John Woolman - In progress.

  6. 4 out of 5

    TimetoFangirl

    So I rated this five stars (^^ see?) not in respect to the content since I haven't read the entire thing - it's like 38,000 pages - but just the value. You can get a huge amount of some of literature's greatest works for $1.99? Insane. So I rated this five stars (^^ see?) not in respect to the content since I haven't read the entire thing - it's like 38,000 pages - but just the value. You can get a huge amount of some of literature's greatest works for $1.99? Insane.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zoltan

    Good reproduction I added this to my Kindle library, not certain of the reproduction quality. I was looking for something else so I don’t plan to start reading till I’m done reading what I was looking for. I did check the quality of the reproduction and am pleased to report, so far so good.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Darta

    Completed: Volume 1: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (also called "His Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin") - 5/5 The Journal of John Woolman - 4/5 Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims by William Penn - 4/5 Volume 2: The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito by Plato - 4/5 The Golden Sayings by Epictetus - 4/5 The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - 4/5 Completed: Volume 1: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (also called "His Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin") - 5/5 The Journal of John Woolman - 4/5 Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims by William Penn - 4/5 Volume 2: The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito by Plato - 4/5 The Golden Sayings by Epictetus - 4/5 The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - 4/5

  9. 5 out of 5

    john calkin

    Didn't read. Didn't read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tony Teri

    Good compilation of must read texts.

  11. 5 out of 5

    AJ Flamingo

    Rating for Franklin’s Autobiography Benjamin Franklin was a wise man. His story of self-improvement and his ideas which he put into action are as relevant today as they were two centuries plus ago.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    This is not something you read through; it is to be browsed over time. I have a hardbound set for nearly 50 years so I've read most of it. Got the Kindle set just to have for browsing too whenever I am out and about. This is not something you read through; it is to be browsed over time. I have a hardbound set for nearly 50 years so I've read most of it. Got the Kindle set just to have for browsing too whenever I am out and about.

  13. 4 out of 5

    George Huddleston

    No

  14. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Loween

    The title... That's pretty much my review The title... That's pretty much my review

  15. 4 out of 5

    James P

    No table of contents I can't find any table of contents, so it is almost impossible to find anything in this book. If there's one it needs to be at the beginning. No table of contents I can't find any table of contents, so it is almost impossible to find anything in this book. If there's one it needs to be at the beginning.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine Rankin

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rohan Kamath

  18. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Provencher

  19. 5 out of 5

    eric

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lee

  21. 5 out of 5

    Neil Marshall

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Wade

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carlene

  25. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

  26. 4 out of 5

    David

  27. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kun-Hsing Liu

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mary Dennin

  30. 5 out of 5

    Walter Nelson

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