The Editor's Introduction

The Editor's Introduction

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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name qHarvard Classics, q 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 qDr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, q 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 L features Eliot's introduction, a reader's guide, and the complete indexes for the entire collection: an index to the first lines of every piece of verse, a general index, and a chronological index.... 423; Shakesceare on, xlvi, 102; Shelley on false, xviii, 301 ; single men best, iii, 22 Friends, Society of (see Quakers) Friends, Followers and, Essay on. Bacona#39;s, iii, 125-6 Friends and Land I Love, Fsae THE, Vi, 445 Friendship, Augustine, St., anbsp;...

Title:The Editor's Introduction
Author:Charles W. Eliot
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2010-01-01


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