Harvard Classics Volume 28: Essays English and American (Illustrated)

Harvard Classics Volume 28: Essays English and American (Illustrated)

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*Includes a Table of Contents
*Illustrated with images of the authors

The Harvard Classics series is an incredible collection of the most important literary works, compiled by Charles Eliot (1834 – 1926), then president of Harvard University. Eliot stated that a liberal arts education could be supplemented by reading 15 minutes a day from classic works stored on a five foot shelf. For this reason, the series is also known as the Five Foot Shelf.

Volume 28 contains classic essays by American and British writers of the past few centuries, including the following works:

Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Poetic Principle by Edgar Allan Poe
The Idea of a University by John Henry Newman
Walking by Henry David Thoreau
The Study of Poetry by Matthew Arnold
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin
John Milton by Walter Bagehot
Abraham Lincoln and Democracy by James Russell Lowell
Truth of Intercourse and Samuel Pepys by Robert Louis Stevenson
On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes by William Ellery Channing
Science and Culture by Thomas Huxley
Race and Language by Edward Augustus Freeman

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013524453
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 871 KB

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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