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The Harvard Classics In A Year

Author: Amanda Kennedy
Publisher: Amanda Kennedy
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The Harvard Classics in 365 Days aims to provide a whirlwind tour of classic literature. By reading for just 15 minutes a day throughout the year, you can discover text from “twelve main divisions of knowledge” including History, Poetry, Natural Science, Philosophy, Biography, Prose Fiction, Criticism and the Essay, Education, Political Science, Drama, Voyages and Travel and Religion. Based on Dr. Eliot's “reading guide” for The Harvard Classics, a complete chapter of reading material is included for each day of the year (even February 29th, in case you are reading during a Leap Year): "These selections assigned for each day in the year as you will see, are introduced by comments on the author, the subjects or the chief characters. They will serve to introduce you in the most pleasant manner possible to the Harvard Classics. They will enable you to browse enjoyably among the world’s immortal writings with entertainment and stimulation in endless variety.." Each reading is framed by an introduction, a context in which the text can be read and understood, often with insightful information about the author, it's wider history, or why that particular selection is appropriate reading for that day.

The Whole Five Feet

Author: Christopher R. Beha
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199909
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This unique memoir of reading the classics to find strength and wisdom “makes an elegant case for literature as an everyday companion” (The New York Times Book Review). While undergoing a series of personal and family crises, Christopher Beha discovered that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics—the renowned “five foot shelf” of great world literature compiled in the early twentieth century by Charles William Eliot—to educate herself during the Great Depression. He decided to follow her example and turn to this series of great books for answers—and recounts the experience here, in a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that “deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman). “As he grapples with the death of his beloved aunt, a debilitating case of Lyme disease, and other major and minor calamities, Beha finds that writers as diverse as Wordsworth, Pascal, Kant, and Mill had been there before, and that the results of their struggles to find meaning in life could inform his own.” —The Seattle Times “An important book [and] a sheer blast to read.” —Heidi Julavits

50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Vol 1 Black Horse Classics

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Conrad
ISBN: 8826007039
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This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen] - Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac] - Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë] - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë] - Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë] - The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler] - Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes] - Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad] - Nostromo [Joseph Conrad] - Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe] - Bleak House [Charles Dickens] - Great Expectations [Charles Dickens] - The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky] - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] - The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas] - Daniel Deronda [George Eliot] - Middlemarch [George Eliot] - Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert] - The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman] - Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol] - Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm] - The Iliad [Homer] - The Odyssey [Homer] - Les Misérables [Victor Hugo] - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving - The Portray of a Lady [Henry James] - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce] - Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence] - The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux] - The Call of the Wild [Jack London] - The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen] - Moby Dick [Herman Melville] - Swann's Way [Marcel Proust] - Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] - The Red and the Black [Stendhal] - The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson] - Dracula [Bram Stoker] - The Art of War [Sun Tzu] - Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift] - Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray] - Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy] - The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy] - War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy] - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain] - The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde] ords (max 15):

The Apology Phaedo And Crito By Plato The Golden Sayings By Epictetus The Meditations By Marcus Aurelius

Author: Plato
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400455
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Author name not noted above: Marcus Aurelius. Translator names not noted above: Benjamin Jowett, Hastings Crossley, and George Long. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume II features: [ The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito, by Greek philosopher PLATO (c. 428 Bic. 347 Be, three of his greatest dialogues about his mentor, Socrates, and essential for understanding the Socratic method. [ The Golden Sayings, by Greek philosopher EPICTETUS (55-135), a collection of Stoic aphorisms and wisdom. [ The Meditations, by Roman emperor MARCUS AURELIUS (121-180), an ode to the obligations and rewards of duty.

The Book Of Great Books

Author: W. John Campbell
Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited
ISBN: 9781586632045
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Provides a list of one hundred world classics, offering information on plot, characters, main themes, symoblism, and composition for each book.

The Founders And The Classics

Author: Carl J. Richard
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674314269
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The influence of Greek and Roman authors on our American forefathers finally becomes clear in this fascinating book--the first comprehensive study of the founders' classical reading.

A Great Idea At The Time The Rise Fall And Curious Afterlife Of The Great Books

Author: Alex Beam
ISBN: 1458758575
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Today the classics of the western canon, written by the proverbial ''dead white men,'' are cannon fodder in the culture wars. But in the 1950s and 1960s, they were a pop culture phenomenon. The Great Books of Western Civilization, fifty-four volumes chosen by intellectuals at the University of Chicago, began as an educational movement, and evolved into a successful marketing idea. Why did a million American households buy books by Hippocrates and Nicomachus from door-to-door salesmen? And how and why did the great books fall out of fashion? In A Great Idea at the Time Alex Beam explores the Great Books mania, in an entertaining and strangely poignant portrait of American popular culture on the threshold of the television age. Populated with memorable characters, A Great Idea at the Time will leave readers asking themselves: Have I read Lucretius's De Rerum Natura lately? If not, why not?