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Harvard Classics: All 71 Volumes - cover

Harvard Classics: All 71 Volumes

Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, William Shakespeare, Juan Valera, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Henry David Thoreau, Washington Irving, Nicolo Machiavelli, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Adam Smith, Hans Christian Andersen, Michel de Montaigne, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Guy de Maupassant, David Hume, Thomas DeQuincey, Saint Augustin, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Aesop Aesop, Sir Thomas Malory, Martin Luther, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Bunyan, Christopher Marlowe, Richard Henry Dana, William Makepeace Thackeray, Laurence Sterne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plutarch Plutarch, Oliver Goldsmith, Dante Alighieri, Pliny the Younger, Robert Burns, Benvenuto Cellini, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin, Edward Everett Hale, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Berkeley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Dryden, Robert Browning, Joseph Addison, Bret Harte, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Edmund Burke, Alphonse Daudet, Alfred de Musset, Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Sand, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Pierre Corneille, Wilhelm Grimm, Henry Fielding, Richard Steele, William Penn, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, John Locke, Philip Massinger, Sydney Smith, Aeschylus Aeschylus, Charles Lamb, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, James Russell Lowell, Walter Scott, Theodor Storm, Simon Newcomb, Alessandro Manzoni, Ivan Turgenev, Thomas More, Theodor Fontane, Leigh Hunt, Abraham Cowley, Izaak Walton, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Hobbes, Virgil Virgil, Plato, Jean Racine, Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Gottfried Keller, Ernest Renan, Thomas à Kempis, Friedrich von Schiller, Tacitus Tacitus, Honoré Balzac, John Webster, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Brown, Michael Faraday, Giuseppe Mazzini, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, George Gordon Byron, William Harvey, Thomas Dekker, Hippocrates Hippocrates, Charles Darwin, Ben Jonson, Joseph Lister, Francis Drake, Walter Bigges, Walter Raleigh, Charles W. Eliot, William Henry Harrison, Francis Pretty, Edward Haies, Jean Froissart, Miguel de Cervantes, Philip Sidney, John Woolman, Ambroise Paré, Louis Pasteur, Alexander L. Kielland, Leo Tolstoy, Marcus Tullius Cicero, William Roper, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Homer Homer, John Milton, David Garrick, Philip Nichols, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Archibald Geikie, William A. Neilson, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Voltaire, Epictetus, Molière Molière

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Summary

The Harvard Classics, edited with care by Dr. Eliot, represents an extraordinary and ambitious endeavor to assemble a comprehensive, instructional anthology of the cornerstone works of literature, science, and philosophy. Spanning 71 volumes, this meticulously edited collection encompasses an array of influential authors, from Franklin to Goethe, and monumental texts, such as 'The Origin of Species,' 'The Divine Comedy,' and 'The Wealth of Nations.' It reflects an eclectic aesthetic, blending the classical with the modern, and poetic with scientific, all chosen under the premise of an ideal liberal education. This scholarly compilation is presented in various literary styles, enveloping readers in the richness of human thought and accomplishment within its historical and literary context.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose works feature in Volumes 19 and 14 & 15, is emblematic of the collection's breadth. Goethe's canonical status as a literary genius, coupled with his far-reaching interests that spanned from natural science to politics, underscores the intellectual rigor and curiosity that the collection aims to inspire. His inclusion is both a tribute to his profound impact on literature and an encouragement to readers to engage deeply with the myriad ideas presented throughout the volumes.

This seminal collection is recommended for readers avid for enlightenment, for those who wish to stand on the shoulders of giants. It serves not only as a repository of knowledge but also as an unparalleled guide through the intellectual heritage of the Western world. Libraries and individual scholars alike will find 'The Harvard Classics' an invaluable resource, bridging the past and present, and fostering a continual dialogue with the greatest minds that have ever written. Goethe's contributions within it add further resonance to this bastion of wisdom, which beckons to all who seek to expand the horizons of their understanding.
Available since: 10/11/2022.
Print length: 30498 pages.

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