Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
Hegel: The Phenomenology of Mind

The Harvard Classics

Charles_William_Eliot_by_William_PageThe Harvard Classics is a 51 volume collection of classic texts published in 1909. It is also known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf after the original editor and compiler, Harvard President Charles W. Eliot. A supplement, the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, was published in 1917.

Details of the individual volumes are below, with links to the relevant pages at this site for works and authors included in the collection. Electronic copies of each volume are available from the Internet Archive links in parentheses.

The Harvard Classics List

Volume 1: Franklin, Woolman, Penn. (Internet Archive). His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin. The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman. Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn.

Volume 2: Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius. (Internet Archive). The Apology, Crito and Phaedo, by Plato. The Golden Sayings, by Epictetus. The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius.

Volume 3: Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne. (Internet Archive). Essays, Civil and Moral and New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon. Areopagitica and Tractate of Education, by John Milton. Religio Medici, by Thomas Browne.

Volume 4: Complete Poems in English, Milton. (Internet Archive). Including Comus, Lycidas, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, by John Milton.

Volume 5: Essays and English Traits, Emerson. (Internet Archive). Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Volume 6: Poems and Songs, Burns. (Internet Archive). Poems and songs by Robert Burns.

Volume 7: Confessions of St Augustine, Imitation of Christ. (Internet Archive).

Volume 8: Nine Greek Dramas. (Internet Archive).

Volume 9: Letters and Treatises of Cicero and Pliny. (Internet Archive).

Volume 10: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith. (Internet Archive).

Volume 11: Origin of Species, Darwin. (Internet Archive).

Volume 12: Plutarch's Lives. (Internet Archive).

Volume 13: Aeneid, Virgil. (Internet Archive).

Volume 14: Don Quixote, Part 1, Cervantes. (Internet Archive).

Volume 15: Pilgrim's Progress, Donne & Herbert, Bunyan, Walton. (Internet Archive).

Volume 16: The Thousand and One Nights. (Internet Archive).

Volume 17: Folklore and Fable, Aesop, Grimm, Anderson. (Internet Archive).

Volume 18: Modern English Drama. (Internet Archive).

Volume 19: Faust, Egmont, etc. Doctor Faustus, Goethe, Marlowe. (Internet Archive).

Volume 20: The Divine Comedy, Dante. (Internet Archive).

Volume 21: I Promessi Sposi, Manzoni. (Internet Archive).

Volume 22: The Odyssey, Homer. (Internet Archive).

Volume 23: Two Years before the Mast, Dana. (Internet Archive).

Volume 24: On the Sublime, French Revolution, etc. Burke. (Internet Archive).

Volume 25: Autobiography, etc. Essays and Addresses, J.S. Mill, T. Carlyle. (Internet Archive).

Volume 26: Continental Drama. (Internet Archive).

Volume 27: English Essays - Sidney to Macaulay. (Internet Archive).

Volume 28: Essays  - English and American. (Internet Archive).

Volume 29: Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin. (Internet Archive).

Volume 30: Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb, etc. (Internet Archive).

Volume 31: Autobiography, Benvenuto Cellini. (Internet Archive).

Volume 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays. (Internet Archive).

Volume 33: Voyages and Travels. (Internet Archive).

Volume 34: French and English Philosophers, Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes. (Internet Archive).

Volume 35: Chronicle and Romance, Froissart, Malory, Holinshed. (Internet Archive).

Volume 36: Machiavelli, More, Luther. (Internet Archive).

Volume 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume. (Internet Archive).

Volume 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur. (Internet Archive).

Volume: 39: Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books. (Internet Archive).

Volume 40: English Poetry 1 - Chaucer to Gray. (Internet Archive).

Volume 41: English Poetry 2 - Collins to Fitzgerald. (Internet Archive).

Volume 42: English Poetry 3 - Tennyson to Whitman. (Internet Archive).

Volume 43: American Historical Documents. (Internet Archive).

Volume 44: Sacred Writings, volume I. (Internet Archive).

Volume 45: Sacred Writings, Volume II. (Internet Archive).

Volume 46: Elizabethan Drama 1, Marlowe and Shakespeare. (Internet Archive).

Volume 47: Elizabethan Drama 2. (Internet Archive).

Volume 48: Thoughts and Minor Works, Pascal. (Internet Archive).

Volume 49: Epic and Saga. (Internet Archive).

Volume 50: Introduction, Reader's Guide, Indexes. (Internet Archive).

Volume 51: Lectures. (Internet Archive).

Further information

Gutenberg: Harvard Classics

Wikipedia: Harvard Classics


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