The Editor's Introduction: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. L (in 51 Volumes)

The Editor's Introduction: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. L (in 51 Volumes)

by Charles W. Eliot (Editor)

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Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616401757
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Series: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics Series
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)

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