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HARVARD CLASSICS - All 20 Volumes in one Edition - A Literary Journey Through Time and Space - cover

HARVARD CLASSICS - All 20 Volumes in one Edition - A Literary Journey Through Time and Space

Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, Juan Valera, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Guy de Maupassant, William Makepeace Thackeray, Laurence Sterne, Edward Everett Hale, Alphonse Daudet, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, Henry Fielding, Walter Scott, Theodor Storm, Ivan Turgenev, Theodor Fontane, Björnstjerne Björnson, Gottfried Keller, Francis Bret Harte, Honore Balzac, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander L. Kielland, Leo Tolstoy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Publisher: Good Press

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The 'HARVARD CLASSICS - All 20 Volumes in one Edition' anthology presents an unrivaled aggregation of literary masterpieces, spanning a broad spectrum of themes, eras, and styles. Showcasing the works of luminaries such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, and Edgar Allan Poe, this collection traverses the landscapes of romanticism, realism, and the nascent stages of modernist literature. Its diversity is not just in authorship but in the multitude of literary forms represented, from the intricate narrative structures of Henry James to the poetic storytelling of Victor Hugo. This anthology stands as a testament to the enduring power of literature to reflect and shape the human condition, offering readers a panoramic view of the literary achievements of the 18th and 19th centuries. The contributors to this anthology are not merely authors but monumental figures who have significantly influenced the contours of global literature. The collection mirrors a confluence of cultural and historical currents, embodying movements such as the European Romanticism, American Transcendentalism, and Russian Realism. Each author's unique background, whether shaped by the socio-political upheavals of their time or personal tribulations, breathes life into their works, collectively offering a rich tapestry of human experience and philosophical inquiry. The collaboration of such disparate voices underlines the universality of themes such as identity, morality, and the struggle against societal constraints. 'HARVARD CLASSICS - All 20 Volumes in one Edition' is an essential compendium for readers seeking to immerse themselves in the depth and diversity of world literature. It is a gateway to the minds of those who have profoundly influenced the course of literary history, offering not just stories, but windows into the human soul across time and space. As an educational tool, it holds immense value, enabling readers to traverse the landscapes of history, culture, and philosophy through the lens of the world's most esteemed writers. Moreover, the dialogue it fosters between the different authors' works is an invitation to a journey of endless discovery and insight.
Available since: 12/04/2023.
Print length: 6416 pages.

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