In its expert synergy of moral uplift and marketing, The Harvard Classics (find links to download them as free ebooks below) belong as much to. From Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free eBooks. Jump to: navigation, search. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a . Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Charles W. Eliot () was president of Harvard University for 40 years. He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The Harvard classics - Kindle edition by Charles William Eliot. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. The complete Harvard Classics. The Harvard Classics zipped file has a directory structure, 1 for pdf, 1 for text and a pdf that has all the title. Great to have these, but if you're interested in a classic, five minutes' research will save you a lot of pain. The wrong translation can put you off a.
Search johnclark to find all my postings. I am aiming at an awareness of a Two-Element Metaphysics. Identifier Harvard-Classics. Identifier-ark ark: Ppi Get Complete epub collection here I took the liberty of putting all the epubs into a single zip file for convenient download: Procopius - favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 9, Subject: Where's the link?
I hate to be negative, because I really appreciate the hard work that goes into maintaining a project this size, but I can't find a link to the zip file that is supposed to contain the collection. Probably just as well, because I wanted the epub versions and downloaded them one by one.
I plan on putting them into a separate Calibre library and don't really mind if I don't have an index of links -- the library will take care of that for me. Locating specific material via this index volume can thus be a tad challenging at first, but the more you familiarize yourself with it, the more useful it will become.
Be sure to bookmark Kindle location number for an inactive list of volume contents to use in conjunction with the active TOC; this will, for instance, tell you that Chaucer is to be found in vol.
None of the above negatives are deal-breakers, and the pros far outweigh the cons. Happily, the footnotes which define, clarify, and explain significant words and terms as well as identify sources -- and which Dr. Eliot highly praised ARE provided and are often active. The formatting, overall aside from that one light-print volume , is also VERY handsomely done.
So while it's not perfect, it comes pretty close. Eliot intended it to be. Some are identical to this, and prices vary. None is necessarily significantly better than this one, but the one from PoorRichardsPrintShop is the most authentically reproduced; except for the expurgated Aeterna version, you cannot go wrong with any you choose.
The HARVARD CLASSICS is truly a great set for every literate person to own, but unlike its attractive, expensive, hardcovered predecessor, which even unread at least looked impressive when displayed conspicuously in its owner's den or living room, the real value derived from downloading this ebook edition comes only to those who actually READ it, savor it, re-read it, ponder it, discuss it, and otherwise make its content a vital part of their intellectual lives.
To conclude, let me reiterate something I said at the onset. I was able to discover great authors and books from several millennia! I was therefore surprised and very disappointed that the table of contents just listed Volume one, Volume two, etc. If I wanted to learn what books were included, that would require painstakingly clicking on volume after volume or looking it up elsewhere. Fro the time being I have sadly rated this download as two stars, but am hoping that the sellers can provide an update with a detailed and usable table of contents.
Then I will be happy to upgrade my rating. In it, for comparative purposes, I refer to other editions from Aeterna, Golden Deer, and Eireann ; this review is even attached to at least one of them. The Golden Deer and Eireann Press editions have identical imperfections, but are still pretty good.
The Aeterna edition is now deliberately missing several volumes and other works it had previously contained. Thus, I can no longer recommend the Aeterna edition since it defeats the very educational purpose of that classic collection. But these were not meant to be used as home decor; they were to be READ, pondered, re-read, enjoyed, discussed, and in that manner, incorporated into one's intellectual mindset. If you inspect some of those, you will see they are handsomely-formatted; the formatting for the rest of this set is every bit as good.
Be certain you sample PRPS editions and not some other by mistake. Some headings in that edition ARE italicized, but italics do not appear in the actual text to indicate words or ideas their authors wished to particularly stress. The footnotes were meant not only to identify specific sources, but to provide clarification and vital information to readers permitting them to better understand the text.
Their absence in that edition is a particularly egregious flaw. Does this PRPS edition display italics and the original footnotes? Examine volume 7 containing "The Confessions of St. Augustine" with its many Scripture notes and volume 40 containing Chaucer's heavily-footnoted "Prologue to the Canterbury Tales" with notes defining Middle English words to discover that the answer to both is a resounding YES. It does show italics in the text, and it does have the footnotes.
Some newer editions such as from Golden Deer and Eireann Press do not consistently identify the translators of foreign-language works, and although they are handsomely-formatted and DO provide the volume SHELF OF FICTION which this edition does not , they do not consistently provide the valuable supplemental materials to enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of those fictional works; as a result, the unenhanced ones, though still great by themselves, are no different from free, easy-to-obtain, text-only, public domain versions.
This is not how Dr. That's a call you'll have to make. YOU -- and not some editor or some censor -- can now decide which specific works you wish to consider reading out of a vast array.
Indeed, they make this something other than "merely" a collection of great works. But great they truly are. The sheer number of authors and works not to mention the variety of them is absolutely stunning! This really is a MUST for every literate person. As such, it is as perfectly formatted as one can expect an ebook version to be. Overall, this edition from PRPS is about as good as it gets. See all 31 reviews.
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