Harvard Classics

The “Five-Foot Shelf of Books” and companion 20-volume Shelf of Fiction

Assembled and edited by Dr. Charles W. Eliot in 1910, what he called “all the books needed for a real education.” [more] [ToC with commentary] [google] [wiki]

The entire HC series is online at Bartleby. You can also buy the complete set of books.

Eliot’s Elect: The Harvard Classics, 1910

Attempts at reading the entire series

List of current attemptors (46 in 3/09)

A comedy writer took the year 2008 to try and do it

First published on March 4th, 2009 at 2:51 pm