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The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Complete 20 Volumes - Exploring Literary Masterpieces Across 20 Volumes - cover

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Complete 20 Volumes - Exploring Literary Masterpieces Across 20 Volumes

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

Translator Thomas Carlyle, Ellen Marriage, William Archer, Constance Garnett, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Margaret Munsterberg, R. Dillon Boylan, Jane Minot Ricciardi, Ellery Sedgwick, Katharine Royce, Adolphus Norraikow, Henry John

Publisher: Good Press

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The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Complete 20 Volumes is a monumental collection that traverses the rich territories of nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature, bringing together an unparalleled range of literary styles, from the gothic to the realist, the romantic to the naturalist. This anthology encapsulates the evolution of modern storytelling, showcasing seminal works that have shaped the literary canon. Its diversity is its strength, featuring texts that explore themes of love, morality, society, and human psychology, among others. The inclusion of works from a spectrum of authors, including standout pieces from heavyweights such as Dostoevsky, Dickens, Hugo, and Austen, offers readers a comprehensive insight into the era's diverse literary landscape. The contributing authors and editors, hailing from various cultural backgrounds and literary traditions, collectively present a multifaceted view of the human condition across different societies and historical moments. This collective effort aligns with significant historical, cultural, and literary movements, from the Enlightenment's emphasis on reason to Romanticism's celebration of emotion and individuality, offering a panoramic view of the shifts in thought that have influenced literature and society. By bringing together these varied voices, the anthology provides a unique lens through which to explore the complexities of the human experience, as conveyed through the art of storytelling. The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Complete 20 Volumes is an essential collection for anyone interested in the development of fiction and its role in reflecting and shaping our understanding of the world. Offering an extraordinary opportunity to engage with the thoughts and experiences of some of literature's most influential figures, this anthology is a treasure trove for scholars, students, and general readers alike. It encourages a deep dive into a multitude of perspectives, enriching the reader's appreciation of literature's power to provoke thought, evoke emotion, and connect disparate human experiences across time and space.
Available since: 12/04/2023.
Print length: 9416 pages.

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