Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 67

The Harvard Classics, published in 1910,  is a 51-volume anthology of classic literary works, compiled and edited by Harvard president Charles W. Eliot.

The following links take you to good soruces of information about the series: http://www.harvard-magazine.com/on-line/110177.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics

The texts are now in the public domain, and are available through several online sites such as Project Gutenberg and Bartleby.com.

There is a complete set in Widener, call numbers Lit 2020.10-Lit 2020.10.50

It has been referred to as the Harvard "5 foot bookshelf."

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