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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Source texts are available on Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/harvardclassics

Titles listed under each volume that are hyper-linked are completed and point to the Librivox catalog page.

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN

- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin

- The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman (1774 and subsequent editions) - (in progress since 2012)

- Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn

Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS

- The Apology, by Plato

- Phaedo, by Plato

- Crito, by Plato (in Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 024 )

- The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, by Epictetus

- The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON'S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE

- The Essays of Francis Bacon, by Francis Bacon - New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon

- Areopagitica, by John Milton

- Tractate of Education, by John Milton

- Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia, by Sir Thomas Browne

Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON

Complete poems written in English, by John Milton (not available as compiled in Harvard Classics)

Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON

(not available as compiled in Harvard Classics) Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS

Poems and songs, by Robert Burns (not available as compiled in Harvard Classics)

Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATIONS OF CHRIST

(complete) The Confessions, by Saint Augustine (complete) The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis

Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS

(not available as compiled in Harvard Classics) Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies, and Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus (complete) Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles (complete) Hippolytus and The Bacchae, by Euripides (complete) The Frogs, by Aristophanes

Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY

(not available as compiled in Harvard Classics) On Friendship, On Old Age, and letters, by Cicero (not available as compiled in Harvard Classics) Letters, by Pliny the Younger

Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH

(complete) The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN

(complete) The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

Vol. 12. PLUTARCH'S LIVES

(complete) Lives, by Plutarch

Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL

(complete) Aeneid, by Virgil

Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES

(complete) Don Quixote, part 1, by Cervantes


Vol. 15. Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress. Walton, Lives of Donne and Herbert.

Vol. 16. The Thousand and One Nights

Vol. 17. Folk-Lore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Anderson

Vol. 18. Modern English Drama: Dryden, Sheridan, Goldsmith, Shelley, Browning, Byron

Vol. 19. Goethe: Faust, Egmont, etc. Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

Vol. 20. Dante. The Divine Comedy

Vol. 21. Manzoni. I Promessi Sposi

Vol. 22. Homer. The Odyssey

Vol. 23. Dana. Two Years Before the Mast

Vol. 24. Burke. On the Sublime; Reflections on the Revolution in France, etc.

Vol. 25. J. S. Mill and Thomas Carlyle

Vol. 26. Continental Drama

Vol. 27. English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay

Vol. 28. English and American Essays

Vol. 29. Darwin. Voyage of the Beagle

Vol. 30. Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb, etc. (Scientific Papers)

31 Cellini. Autobiography 32 Montaigne, Sainte-Beuve, Renan, etc. 33 Voyages and Travels 34 Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes 35 Froissart, Malory, Holinshed 36 Machiavelli, More, Luther 37 Locke, Berkeley, Hume 38 Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur 39 Famous Prefaces 40 English Poetry, 1 41 English Poetry, 2 42 English Poetry, 3 43 American Historical Documents 44 Sacred Writings, 1 45 Sacred Writings, 2 46 Elizabethan Drama, 1 47 Elizabethan Drama, 2 48 Pascal. Thoughts and Minor Works 49 Epic and Saga 50 Introduction, Reader's Guide and Indexes 51 Lectures on The Harvard Classics