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Charles W Eliot, ed., Harvard Classics: The Five-Foot Shelf of Books [1910; 1917]

    246 entries: 135 monographical, 111 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged topically

    Eliot's is one of the two popular sets of "great books" that left an indelible mark on U S culture in the Twentieth Century, alongside the Great Books of the Western World ("Adler"). At various spots online, not least the My Harvard Classics site, one can download full-text scans of the original 51-volume set published in 1909; some of those sites also have the accompanying 20-volume Shelf of Fiction published in 1917. The listing below follows the order of the set, with those fictional works last.

  1. Benjamin Franklin

  2. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin_7
    French translation published 1791 as Mémoires de la Vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin; first-third parts of the original English published 1818 as volume one of Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin; original English published in its entirety, 1868—English
    *Eliot* *Hundred* *Downs* *Zulli* *Magill* *Smart* *Educated*

  3. John Woolman

  4. The Journal of John Woolman_3
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Trinity*

    William Penn
  5. Some Fruits of Solitude, in Reflections and Maxims Related to the Conduct of Human Life. Part 1_1

  6. 1693—English

  7. More Fruits of Solitude, Being the Second Part of Reflections and Maxims, Relating to the Conduct of Human Life_1

  8. 1702—English

  9. Apologia Socratis_16

  10. The Apology
    early Fourth Century B.C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear*

  11. Crito_13

  12. early Fourth Century B.C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Downs* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Campbell* *O'Hear*

  13. Phaedo_14
    early Fourth Century B.C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Durant* *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *O'Hear*

    • Epictetus

  14. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus_1
    1903; excerpts from The Discourses; English translations by Hastings Crossley; Second Century—Greek

  15. Marcus Aurelius
    Ta Eis Heauton_17
    written 161-80—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Utne* *Great*

    George Long
    • 'M Aurelius Antoninus'_1


    • 'The Philosophy of Antoninus'_1

  16. —English

    Francis Bacon
  17. Essays: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed_12

  18. 1597; expanded 1612; expanded and retitled Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, 1625—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Good* *Bloom* *Great*

  19. Nova Atlantis_5

  20. 1624—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Magill* *Adler*

    John Milton
  21. Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing, to the Parliament of England_12

  22. 1644—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman*

  23. On Education_2

  24. originally anonymously published 1644—English
    *Eliot* *Classics*

  25. Thomas Browne
    Religio Medici_5
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Clasics* *Bloom*

    John Milton
    • The Complete Poems of John Milton_1

  26. 1910; volume 4 of the Harvard Classics; includes Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained; Samson Agonistes; Seventeenth Century—English

  27. Paradise Lost_27

  28. 1667; revised 1674—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Invitation* *Classics* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  29. Paradise Regained, a Poem, in IV Books, to Which Is Added Samson Agonistes_8
    *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Newman*

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Essays and English Traits_1

  30. 1910; volume 5 of the Harvard Classics; includes An Oration, Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge [1837; later retitled The American Scholar]; English Traits [1856]; and selections from Essays: First Series [1841] and Essays: Second Series [1844]—English

  31. The American Scholar_5

  32. originally entitled, An Oration, Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge, published 1837—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Fadiman* *Newman*

  33. English Traits_2
    *Eliot* *Fadiman*

    • Robert Burns

  34. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns_1
    1910; volume 6 of the Harvard Classics—English

  35. Augustine of Hippo

  36. Confessionum Libri Tredecim_23
    The Confessions of St. Augustine
    written 397-98—Latin

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *O'Hear* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Educated*

  37. Thomas á Kempis

  38. De Imitatione Christi_4
    The Imitation of Christ
    written ca. 1418-27—Latin

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Trinity* *Great*

  39. Oresteia_19

  40. The House of Atreus
    458 B.C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Zane* *Newman*

  41. Promētheus Desmōtēs_12

  42. Prometheus Bound
    disputed authorship; Fifth Century B.C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Downs* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Newman*

  43. Oidipous Tyrannos_25

  44. Oedipus Rex; Oedipus the King
    ca. 429 B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Newman* *Educated*

  45. Antigone_22

  46. ca. 441 B.C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *World* *Newman*

  47. Hippolytos _11

  48. 428 B.C—Greek
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman*

  49. Bakchai _14

  50. The Bacchae
    405 B.C—Greek

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *O'Hear*

  51. Aristophanes

  52. Bátrachoi_10
    The Frogs
    405 B.C—Greek

    *Classics* *Eliot* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Newman*

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  53. Laelius de Amicitia_5

  54. written 44 B.C—Latin
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Read*

  55. Cato Major de Senectute_6
    written 44 B.C—Latin
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Ward*

    • Letters_3

    First Century B C—Latin
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs*

    • Pliny the Younger

  56. Epistulae [selections]_1
    First Century—Latin

  57. Adam Smith

  58. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations_15
    1776; revised through third edition, 1784—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor*

  59. Charles Darwin
    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life_23
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Deposit* *Graphic* *Educated*

    • Plutarch

  60. Bìoi Paràllēloi [excerpted]_1
    Parallel Lives; Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
    'Themistocles'; 'Pericles'; 'Aristides'; 'Alcibiades'; 'Coriolanus'; 'Demosthenes'; 'Cicero'; 'Caesar'; 'Antony'; First Century—Greek


  61. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)
    First Century B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fagles's English translation—Latin
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Smart* *Zane* *Reynolds* *World* *Graphic* *Newman*

    • Miguel de Cervantes

  62. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha [first volume]_1
    Don Quixote
    1605; second volume published 1615—Spanish


  63. John Bunyan
    The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which Is to Come_18
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *Newman* *Educated*

    Izaak Walton
    • 'The Life of Dr. John Donne'_2

    part of Walton's Lives—English
    *Eliot* *Classics*

    • 'The Life of Mr. George Herbert'_1

  64. part of Walton's Lives—English

  65. Kitab alf Laylah Wa-Laylah_17
    The Thousand and One Nights; The Arabian Nights
    Ninth-Fifteenth centuries; Taylor specifies Richard Burton's version—Arabic

    *Lubock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *France* *Downs* *Ward* *Magill* *Oriental* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Taylor*

    • Aesop

    Fables [excerpted]_1
    ca. late Seventh-early Sixth centuries B C—Greek

    • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

    Selected stories_1
    Nineteenth Century—German

    Hans Christian Andersen
    • Fables [excerpted]_1

    among its selections, the Harvard Classics volume includes the 1838 noted below in its entirety; Nineteenth Century—Danish

    • Eventyr, Fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling. Første Hefte_1

  66. Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. First Booklet
    1838; part of the author's collected fables—Danish


  67. John Dryden

  68. All for Love; or, The World Well Lost_3
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Newman*

  69. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  70. School for Scandal_6
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Ward* *Bloom* *Smart* *Educated*

  71. Oliver Goldsmith

  72. She Stoops to Conquer_6
    *Eliot* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Educated*

  73. Percy Bysshe Shelley

  74. The Cenci_1

  75. Robert Browning

  76. Bells and Pomegrantes No. IV: A Blot in the 'Scutcheon 1

  77. Lord Byron (George Gordon, Lord Byron)
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Recommended*

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Faust. Der Tragödie Erster Teil_3

  78. first of two volumes of Faust; published in part, 1790; in its entirey, 1808; revised 1829; second volume, Faust. Der Tragödie Zweiter Teil, 1832
    *Eliot* *Foundation* *Deposit*

  79. Egmont_3

  80. 1788—German
    *Eliot* *Ward* *Bloom*

  81. Hermann und Dorothea_2

  82. 1798—German
    *Eliot* *Bloom*

  83. Christopher Marlowe

  84. The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus_10
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Newman* *Educated*

  85. Dante

  86. La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *France* *Downs* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *World* *Newman* *Graphic*

  87. Alessandro Manzoni

  88. I Promessi Sposi_4
    The Betrothed

    *Eliot* *Ward* *Bloom* *Trinity*

  89. Homer

  90. Odýsseia_36
    The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  91. Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

  92. Two Years Before the Mast_3
    1840; revised and expanded 1869—English
    *Eliot* *Bloom* *Recommended*

    Edmund Burke
  93. A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful_3

  94. 1757—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Bloom*

  95. Reflections on the Revolution in France_9

  96. 1790—English
    *Eliot* *Invitation* *Classics* *Downs* *Ward* *Bloom* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Great*

  97. A Letter From the Right Hon. Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord_1

  98. 1796—English

    John Stuart Mill
  99. Autobiography_7

  100. 1873—English
    *Eliot* *Invitation* *Hundred* *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Bloom*

  101. On Liberty_16
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Taylor* *World*

    Thomas Carlyle
    • 'Characteristics'_1

  102. originally published Dec. 1831 in the Edinburgh Review; included in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1838—English

  103. Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, April 2nd, 1866_1

    • 'Memories of the Life of Scott'_1

  104. originally published Jan. 1838 in London and Westminster Review; included in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, 1838—English

  105. Pedro Calderón de la Barca

  106. La Vida es Sueño_8
    Life Is a Dream

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Great*

  107. Pierre Corneille

  108. Polyeucte_5
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  109. Jean Racine

  110. Phèdre_11
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Read* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *O'Hear* *Newman*

  111. Molière

  112. Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur_15
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Newman* *Educated*

  113. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  114. Minna von Barnhelm Oder das Soldatenglück_2
    *Eliot* *Classics*

  115. Friedrich Schiller

  116. Wilhelm Tell_4
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Trinity*

  117. Philip Sidney
    Defence of Poesie_3
    *Eliot* *Bloom* *Newman*

    • Ben Jonson

    Explorata, Timber or Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter [excerpted]_1
    'On Shakespeare'; 'On Bacon'; complete work published 1641—English

    • Abraham Cowley

    'Of Agriculture'_1

    Joseh Addison
    • 'The Vision of Mirza'_1


    • 'Westminster Abbey'_1


    • Richard Steele

    'Of the Club'_1
    'The Spectator Club'
    originally published Mar. 1711 in the Spectator—English


    Jonathan Swift
    • 'Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation'_1


    • 'A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding'_1

  118. —English

  119. A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet: Together With a Proposal for the Encouragement of Poetry in This Kingdom_1

    • Journal to Stella [excerpted]_1

  120. 'On the Death of Esther Johnson'—English

    Daniel Defoe
  121. The Shortest-Way With the Dissenters: Or Proposals for the Establishment of the Church_1

    • 'The Education of Women'_1


    • Samuel Johnson

    'Life of Addison, 1672-1719'_1

    • David Hume

    'Of the Standard of Taste'_1

    • Sydney Smith

    'Fallacies of Anti-Reformers'_1

    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    'On Poesy or Art'_1
    edited 1818 lecture; originally published 1836 in Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge—English

    • William Hazlitt

    'Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen'_1
    originally published 1836 in Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt; also included in Winterslow: Essays and Characters Written There, 1839—English

    Leigh Hunt
    • 'Deaths of Little Children'_1

    originally published in the Indicator—English

    • 'On the Realities of Imagination'_1


    • Charles Lamb

    'On the Tragedies of Shakespeare'_1
    originally published 1811 in the Reflector—English

    • Thomas de Quincey

    'Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow'_1
    originally published Jun. 1845 in Blackwood's; part of Suspiria de Profundis—English

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley

    'A Defence of Poetry'_2
    written 1821; originally published 1840 in Essays, Letters From Abroad, Translations and Fragments—English
    *Eliot* *Bloom*

    • Thomas Macaulay (Lord Macaulay)

    originally published 1827 in the Edinburgh Review—English

    • William Makepeace Thackeray

  122. 'Jonathan Swift'_1

  123. John Henry Newman
    The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated_3
    1873; originally published in two parts: The Scope and Nature of University Education—originally published 1852, with two alternate titles: Discourses on University Education, and Discourses on the Scope and Nature of University Education, then retitled and revised in 1859; and Lectures and Essays on University Subjects, 1859—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Bloom*

    • Matthew Arnold

  124. 'The Study of Poetry'_1
    introduction to The English Poets—English

  125. John Ruskin
    Sesame and Lilies_1
    two edited 1864 lectures, 'Of Kings' Treasures' and 'Of Queens' Gardens'; published 1865; second edition that year includes preface; revised, with new preface and essay 'The Mystery of Life and Its Art', 1871; 'Mystery' essay removed and another new preface added for 1882 edition—English

    • Walter Bagehot

    'John Milton'_1
    originally published Jul. 1859 in the National Review—Latin

    • Thomas Henry Huxley

    'Science and Culture'_1
    edited lecture, 1 Oct. 1880; included in Science and Culture: Collected Essays, 1881—English

    • Edward Augustus Freeman

    'Race and Language'_1
    originally published Feb. 1877 in the Contemporary Review, Feb. 1877; revised version, in Historical Essays, Third Series [1879], includes portions of 'The Geographical Aspect of the Eastern Question', originally published Jan. 1877 in the Fortnightly Review—English

    Robert Louis Stevenson
    • 'Truth of Intercourse'_1

    originally published May 1879 in Cornhill Magazine; included in Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers, 1881 as the fourth of four essays collectively entitled 'Virginibus Puerisque'—English

    • 'Samuel Pepys'_1

    originally published Jul. 1881 in Cornhill Magazine; included in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882—English

    • William Ellery Channing

    'On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes'_1

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    'The Poetic Principle'_1
    originally published Aug. 1850 in the Home Journal and Oct. 1850 in the Union Magazine of Literature and Art—English

    • Henry David Thoreau

    Excursions [excerpted]_1
    'Walking'; complete work published 1863—English

    • James Russell Lowell

  126. 'The President's Policy'_1
    originally anonymously published Jan. 1864 in the North American Review; included in Political Essays, 1888—English

  127. On Democracy_1

  128. 1884; edited lecture—English

  129. Charles Darwin

  130. The Voyage of the Beagle_4
    originally published 1838 as Journal and Remarks, 1832-1835, volume three of Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Eagle; also published that year as Journal of Researches Into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H M S Beagle; revised 1845—English
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Fadiman*

    Michael Faraday
  131. A Course of Six Lectures on the Various Forces of Matter and Their Relations to Each Other_1

  132. edited 1859 lectures; originally published in the Chemical News, 1860; book version published the same year—English

  133. The Chemical History of a Candle_2
    edited 1848 lectures; originally published 1861 in the Chemical News; book version, entitled A Course of Six Lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle: To Which Is Added a Lecture on Platinum (that lecture having been published in the Chemical News as 'On Platinum' the same year) also published 1861; 'On Platinum' removed for some later editions—English
    *Eliot* *Read*

    Hermann von Helmholtz
    • 'On the Conservation of Force'_1


    • 'Ice and Glaciers'_1


    William Thomson
    • 'The Wave Theory of Light'_1


    • 'The Tides'_1

  134. —English

  135. Simon Newcomb
    The Extent of the Universe_1

    • Archibald Geikie

  136. 'Geographical Evolution'_1
    lecture delivered 24 Mar. 1879; included in Geographical Sketches at Home and Abroad—English

  137. Benvenuto Cellini
    Vita di Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini Fiorentino, Scritta, per Lui Medesimo, in Firenze_7
    written 1558-62—Italian

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

    Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
    • 'Montaigne'_1

    included in Causeries du Lundi—French

    • 'What Is a Classic?'_1

    1850; included in Causeries du Lundi—French

    • Ernest Renan

  138. 'La Poèsie des Races Celtiques'_1
    included in Essais de Morale et de Critique, 1859—French

  139. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  140. Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts_2
    *Eliot* *Classics*

  141. Friedrich Schiller

  142. Über die Äthetische Erziehung des Menschen in Einer Reihe von Briefen_2
    *Eliot* *Classics*

  143. Immanuel Kant
    Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten_4
    Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics
    1785; revised 1786—German

    *Eliot* *Read* *Adler* *Great*

    • Giuseppe Mazzini

    'Byron and Goethe'_1
    originally published 1839 in Monthly Chronicle—

    • Herodotus

    Historiē [excerpted]_1
    'An Account of Egypt'; Fifth Century B C—Greek


    • Cornelius Tacitus

    De Origine et Situ Germanorum [excerpted]_1
    unspecified selection; written ca. 98—Latin


    • Francis Drake

    Sir Francis Drake Revived_1

    • Francis Petty

    Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World_1

    • Walter Bigges

  144. Drake's Great Armada_1

  145. Edward Hayes

  146. A Narrative of the Expedition of Sir Humfrey Gylberte in 1583 for the Planting of a Colony in America, as Given by Captain Edward Haies, a Distinguished Member of the Expedition_1
    Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland


  147. Walter Raleigh

  148. The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana_1
    The Discovery of Guiana


  149. René Descartes

  150. Discours de la Méthode Pour Bien Conduire sa Raison, et Chercher la Vérité dans les Sciences_17
    Discourse on the Method

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Good* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *World*

  151. Voltaire

  152. Lettres Philosophiques_5
    Letters Concerning the English Nation
    English translation, 1733; French original, 1734; revised 1778—English

    *Eliot* *Read* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Newman*

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  153. Discours sur l'Origine et les Fondements de l'Inégalité Parmi les Hommes_7
    Discourse on Inequality

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Trinity* *Dirda*

    • Émile, ou de l'Éducation [excerpted]_1

    'Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar'; complete work published 1762—French

    • Thomas Hobbes

  154. Leviathan or, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil [excerpted]_1
    'Of Man'; complete published 1651—English

  155. Jean Froissart
    written 1369-1400—French
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Bloom*

    • Thomas Malory

    Le Morte d'Arthur [excerpted]_1
    'The Holy Grail'; complete work published 1485; revised through sixth edition, 1634—English

    • Holinsheds Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland [excerpted]_1

  156. 'A Description of Elizabethan England Written by William Harrison'; complete work originally published in two volumes, 1577; revised 1587—English

  157. Niccolò Machiavelli

  158. Il Principe_29
    The Prince

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *World* *Deposit* *Educated*

  159. William Roper

  160. The Life of Sir Thomas More_2
    *Eliot* *Rexroth*

  161. Thomas More

  162. Libellus Uere Aureus, nec Minus Salutaris Quam Festivus, de Optimo rei Publicae Statu Deque Nova Insula Utopia_14

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *Educated*

    Martin Luther
  163. Disputatio pro Declaratione Virtutis Indulgentiarum_2

  164. The Ninety-Five Theses; Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences

    *Eliot* *Classics*

  165. An den Christlichen Adel Deutscher Nation_5

  166. Address to the Christian Nobility

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *World*

  167. Von der Freiheit Eines Christenmenschen_4

  168. The Freedom of a Christian; A Treatise on Christian Liberty

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *World*

  169. John Locke

  170. Some Thoughts Concerning Education_3
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read*

  171. George Berkeley (Bishop Berkeley)

  172. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists_2
    *Eliot* *Classics*

  173. David Hume
    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding_10
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Fadiman* *Great* *GlobeMail* *World*

    • Hippocrates

  174. Hippocratic Corpus [excerpted]_1
    The Oath of Hippocrates; The Law of Hippocrates; late Fifth-early Fourth centuries B.C—Greek

  175. Ambroise Paré

  176. The Apologie and Treatise Containing the Voyages Made to Divers Places_1

  177. William Harvey

  178. Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus_6
    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

    *Eliot* *Downs* *Read* *Adler* *Great* *Taylor*

    Edward Jenner
  179. An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae_2

  180. 1798—English
    *Eliot* *Downs*

  181. Further Observations on the Variolae Vaccinae, or Cow-Pox_1

  182. 1799—English

  183. A Continuation of Facts and Observations relative to the Variolae Vaccinae_1

    • Oliver Wendell Holmes

    'The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever'_1
    originally published 1843 in the New England Quarterly Journal of Medicine; included in Medical Essays, 1855—English

    • Joseph Lister (Lord Lister)

  184. 'On the Antiseptic Principle in the Practice of Surgery'_2
    edited lecture, 9 Aug. 1867; published Sep. 1867 in LancetEnglish
    *Eliot* *Downs*

    Louis Pasteur
  185. The Physiological Theory of Fermentation_1

    • 'The Germ Theory and Its Application to Medicine and Surgery'_1

    edited lecture, 29 Apr.1878; published in Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences—French

    • 'On the Extension of the Germ Theory to the Etiology of Certain Common Diseases'_1

    edited lecture, 3 May 1880; published in Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences—French

    • Charles Lyell

    Principles of Geology [excerpted]_1
    'Prejudices Which Have Retarded the Progress of Geology'; 'Uniformity in the Series of Past Changes in the Animate and Inanimate World'—English

    • Famous Prefaces (Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books)_1

    Volume 39 of Harvard Classics—English

    • English Poetry From Chaucer to Grey_1

    Volume 40 of Harvard Classics—English

    • English Poetry From Collins to Fitzgerald_1

    Volume 41 of Harvard Classics—English

    • English Poetry From Tennyson to Whitman_1

    Volume 42 of Harvard Classics—English

    • American Historical Documents From 1000 to 1904_1

    Volume 43 of Harvard Classics—English

    Confucius (Kǒng Zǐ) (Kǒng Fūzǐ) (K'ung Fu-tzu)
    Lún Yǔ
    written and compiled by the author's pupils; ca. Fifth Century B.C-Second Century—Chinese

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Downs* *Ward* *Oriental* *Good* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Great* *Taylor* *World* *Graphic*

    • The Book of Job_8

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Foundation* *Norway* *Great*

    • The Book of Psalms_4

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Educated*

    • Ecclesiastes_5

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Foundation* *Kanigel*

    • The Gospel According to Luke_3

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Great*

    • Acts of the Apostles_3

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Great*

    • First Epistle to the Corinthians_3

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Great*

    • Second Epistle to the Corinthians_3

    part of the Bible—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Great*

    • "Hymns of the Christian Church"_1


    • Buddhist Scriptures_1

    English translations by Henry Clarke Warren—

    • Vyasa

    Bhagavad Gita_8
    part of the Mahabharata; ca. Ninth Century B C-Fourth Century—Sanskrit
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Oriental* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Great* *Zane*

    • Quran (Koran) [excerpted]_2

  186. Lubbock does not specify his selections; Eliot's Harvard Classics presents a selection edited and translated by E H Palmer; Seventh Century—Arabic
    *Lubbock* *Eliot*

  187. Christopher Marlowe

  188. Edward II_5
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Dirda* *Newman*

    William Shakespeare
  189. Hamlet_27

  190. 1602—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Taylor* *Harvard* *World* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  191. King Lear_21

  192. 1606—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *World* *Newman* *Graphic*

  193. Macbeth_16

  194. ca. 1607—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Campbell* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  195. The Tempest_20

  196. 1611—English
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  197. Thomas Dekker

  198. The Shoemaker's Holiday_1

  199. Ben Jonson

  200. The Alchemist_8
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *List* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

  201. John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont

  202. Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding_1

  203. John Webster

  204. The Duchess of Malfi_4
    ca. 1613-14—English
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Bloom* *Dirda*

  205. Philip Massinger

  206. A New Way to Pay Old Debts_2
    *Eliot* *Bloom*

    Blaise Pascal
  207. Pensées_20

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Invitation* *Classics* *France* *Zulli* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *O'Hear* *Reynolds*

    • Correspondence_1

    Seventeenth Century—French

    • "Minor works"_1

  208. Seventeenth Century—French

  209. Beowulf_14

  210. ca. Eighth-Eleventh centuries—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Great* *Smart* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  211. La Chanson de Roland_9

  212. ca. Eleventh Century—French
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Newman*

  213. Togail Bruidne Dá Derga_1

  214. The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel
    part of the Ulster Cycle—Irish


  215. Nibelungenlied_8

  216. ca. Twelfth-Thirteenth centuries—German
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Read* *Magill* *Bloom* *Trinity* *Great*

  217. Volsunga Saga_2
    ca. Thirteenth Century—Norse
    *Eliot* *Classics*

    • Certain Songs From the Elder Saga_1

  218. selections; Thirteenth Century—Norse

  219. Henry Fielding

  220. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling_19
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  221. Laurence Sterne

  222. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy_6
    *Eliot* *Powys* *Read* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  223. Jane Austen

  224. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
    *Eliot* *Powys* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *World* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  225. Walter Scott

  226. Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer_3
    originally anonymously published 1815—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys*

  227. William Makepeace Thackeray

  228. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18
    originally published serially Jan. 1847-Jul. 1848—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Zulli* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  229. Charles Dickens

  230. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)_15
    originally published serially May 1849-Nov. 1850—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Magill* *Read* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  231. George Eliot

  232. The Mill on the Floss _6
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Newman*

    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  233. The Scarlet Letter_21
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    • 'Rappaccini's Daughter'_2

    included in Mosses From an Old Manse, 1846—English—English
    *Eliot* *Fadiman*

    Washington Irving
    • 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'_4

    part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., published serially Jun. 1819-Jul. 1820, expanded 1848
    *Eliot* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

    • 'Rip Van Winkle'_4

    part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., published serially Jun. 1819-Jul. 1820, expanded 1848
    *Eliot* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

    Edgar Allan Poe
    • 'Eleonora'_1

    originally published 1842 in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present; revised for inclusion in the Broadway Journal, May 1845—English

    • 'The Purloined Letter'_3

    originally published 1844 in the The Gift for 1845; included in Tales, 1845—English
    *Eliot* *Recommended* *Fadiman*

    • 'The Fall of the House of Usher'_5

    originally published Sep. 1839 in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine; revised for inclusion in Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, 1840—English
    *Eliot* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Newman*

    Bret Harte
    • 'The Luck of Roaring Camp'_2

    originally published Aug. 1868 in Overland Monthly—English
    *Eliot* *Recommended*

    • 'The Outcasts of Poker Flat'_2

    originally published Jan. 1869 in Overland Monthly—English
    *Eliot* *Recommended*

    • 'The Idyl of Red Gulch'_1

    originally published Dec. 1869 in Overland Monthly—English

    • Mark Twain

    'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'_3
    originally entitled 'Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog', published Nov. 1865 in the Saturday Press; retitled and revised for inclusion in the Californian, Dec. 1865—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Recommended*

    • Edward Everett Hale

  234. 'The Man Without a Country'_1

  235. Henry James

  236. The Portrait of a Lady_14
    originally published serially Oct. 1880-Nov. 1881 in Macmillan's and Nov. 1880-Dec. 1881 in the Atlantic Monthly—English
    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Educated*

  237. Victor Hugo

  238. Notre-Dame de Paris_8
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    *Eliot* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Newman*

  239. Honoré de Balzac

  240. Le Père Goriot_14
    Father Goriot
    originally published serially Dec. 1834-Feb. 1835 in Revue de Paris—French

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Durant* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Newman*

  241. George Sand

  242. La Mare au Diable_2
    *Eliot* *Bloom*

  243. Alfred de Musset
    Histoire d'un Merle Blanc_1

    Alphonse Daudet
    • 'Contes du Lundi: Le Siège de Berlin'_1

    originally published Jul. 1871 in Le Soir; title shortened to Le Siège de Berlin for inclusion in Lettres à un Absent, 1871; also included in expanded version of Contes du Lundi, 1878—French

    • 'Contes du Lundi: L'Enfant Espion'_1

    originally published Jul. 1871 in Le Soir; title shortened to 'L'Enfant Espion' for inclusion in Lettres à un Absent, 1871; also included in expanded version of Contes du Lundi, 1878—French

    • 'Contes du Lundi: La Partie de Billard'_1

    originally published Sep. 1871 in Le Soir; title shortened to 'La Partie de Billard' for inclusion in Contes du Lundi, 1873—French

    • 'La Dernière Classe, Récit d'un Petit Alsacien'_1

    originally published May 1872 in Le Soir; titled shortened to 'La Dernière Classe' for inclusion in Contes du Lundi, 1873—French

    • 'Contes du Lundi: Le Zouave'_1

    originally published Jul. 1872 in Le Soir; retitled 'Le Mauvais Zouave' for inclusion in Contes du Lundi, 1873—French

    Guy de Maupassant
    • 'L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs'_1

    originally published Apr. 1883 in Le Gaulois—French

    • 'Deux Amis'_1

  244. originally published Feb. 1883 in Gil Blas—French

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  245. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre_5

  246. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *Bloom* *Trinity*

  247. Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers_7

  248. The Sorrows of Young Werther
    1774; revised 1787—German

    *Eliot* *Zulli* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Taylor* *Newman*

  249. Gottfried Keller

  250. Das Fähnlein der Sieben Aufrechten_2
    originally published in Deutschen Volkskalender, 1860—German
    *Eliot* *Great*

  251. Theodor Storm

  252. Der Schimmelreiter_1

  253. Theodor Fontane

  254. Irrungen, Wirrungen_1

  255. Leo Tolstoy

  256. Anna Karenina_20
    published in part serially 1873-7 in Rússkij Véstnik; in its entirety, 1877; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian
    *Eliot* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  257. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  258. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_23
    Crime and Punishment
    originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1866 in Rússkij Véstnik; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian

    *Eliot* *Powys* *Classics* *France* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

    Ivan Turgenev
  259. Dvorânskoe Gnezdo_2

  260. Home of the Gentry; Liza
    originally published in Sovremennik, Jan. 1859—Russian

    *Eliot* *Powys*

  261. Otcy i Deti_11

  262. Fathers and Children; Fathers and Sons
    originally published Feb. 1862 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Newman*

  263. Juan Valera

  264. Pepita Jiménez_1
    originally published serially 1874 in Revista de España—Spanish

  265. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

  266. En Glad Gut_1
    A Happy Boy


  267. Alexander Kielland

  268. Skipper Worse_1