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The Harvard Universal 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.

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    40336 pages - some light reading😉

  • 40336 pages

    That's a lot of pages

  • Anyone find a list of what’s in it? Link is all blah blah blah Harvard President…

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    The Harvard Classics
    VOL. I. His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin
    Journal, by John Woolman
    Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn
    II. The Apology, Phædo 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 à Kempis
    VIII. Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, The Furies & Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus
    Oedipus the King & Antigone of Sophocles
    Hippolytus & The Bacchæ 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. Æneid, 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 Æsop
    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 Calderón de la Barca
    Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
    Phædra, by Jean Racine
    Tartuffe, by Molière
    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 René 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 Paré
    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: 1000–1904
    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 Dá Derga’s Hostel & The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs

  • The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction

    VOLS. I & II. The History of Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
    III. A Sentimental Journey, by Laurence Sterne
    Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
    IV. Guy Mannering, by Sir Walter Scott
    V & VI. Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
    VII. & VIII. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
    IX. The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
    X. The Scarlet Letter & Rappaccini’s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
    Three Short Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe
    Three Short Stories, by Francis Bret Harte
    Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog, by Samuel L. Clemens
    The Man without a Country, by Edward Everett Hale
    XI. The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
    XII. Notre Dame de Paris, by Victor Marie Hugo
    XIII. Old Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac
    The Devil’s Pool, by George Sand
    The Story of a White Blackbird, by Alfred de Musset
    Five Short Stories, by Alphonse Daudet
    Two Short Stories, by Guy de Maupassant
    XIV. & XV. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship & The Sorrows of Werther, by J. W. von Goethe
    The Banner of the Upright Seven, by Gottfried Keller
    The Rider on the White Horse, by Theodor Storm
    Trials and Tribulations, by Theodor Fontane
    XVI. & XVII. Anna Karenin & Ivan the Fool, by Leo Tolstoy
    XVIII. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    XIX. A House of Gentlefolk & Fathers and Children, by Ivan Turgenev
    XX. Pepita Jimenez, by Juan Valera
    A Happy Boy, by Björnstjerne Björnson
    Skipper Worse, by Alexander L. Kielland

  • Harvard has a problem with graduates becoming Presidents that carry out war crimes.


    I feel very nerdy claiming all the free books off Amazon that I know I will never read

  • Awesome! Thanks OP. My backlog just jumped another light years of reading. This one at 55mb thick.

    • A light year is a unit of distance, not time.
      A mb is a unit of capacity, not distance.
      I recommend starting with Volume 38, Scientific Papers, by Louis Pasteur

      • Way to take things too literally. I recommend A Happy Boy, by Björnstjerne Björnson

        • The pursuit of truth requires the occasional wild swing of the legendary cluebat.

          I recommend XXXVII. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke

          • @g452: That's a bit rich coming from someone who appears to spend their free time consuming pop culture and video games

            • @blurn: Satire, humour and a flippant appreciation of the absurdity of things too. Please don't leave that out.

              I recommend XX. The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri

        • The irony is strong

  • Nice collection, thanks.

  • Typical time to read: 728 hours and 20 minutes.
    Ho. Lee. Shit.

  • Can recommend The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner. Changed the way I look at the world.