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Harvard Classics "Dr Eliot's Five Foot Shelf"

Harvard Classics "Dr Eliot's Five Foot Shelf"
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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.

Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result.

Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes.[1] Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies."[2] The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's Magazine and elsewhere, with great success.

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 a 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抯 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 扴cutcheon, 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 Calderon de la Barca
Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
Ph?dra, by Jean Racine
Tartuffe, by Moliere
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 Rene 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 Pare
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?904

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抯 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 Da Derga抯 Hostel & The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs

LI.
Lectures on the Harvard Classics

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