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May the list(s) go on: The Harvard Classics

In an attempt to fill some holes in my education, I figured I’d pick up “The Harvard Classics”. Published around the turn of the century, this was the president of Harvard’s challenge that if anyone wished to read all of these books, they would have an education equivalent to going to Harvard for 4 years.

In the end I wanna be able to say, “I have a Harvard education”.

You can buy the entire set on Kindle for like 3 dollars, by the way. Finished works are crossed-out:

The Harvard Classics

  • VOLUME I
  • His Autobiography – Benjamin Franklin
  • Journal – John Woolman
  • Fruits of Solitude – William Penn
  • VOLUME II
  • The Apology of Socrates – Plato
  • Crito – Plato
  • Phaedo – Plato
  • The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Epictetus
  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius – Marcus Aurelius
  • VOLUME III
  • Essays, Civil and Moral – Francis Bacon
  • The New Atlantis – Francis Bacon
  • Areopagitica – John Milton
  • Tractate on Education – John Milton
  • Religio Medici – Sir Thomas Browne
  • VOLUME IV
  • Complete Poems Written in English – John Milton
  • VOLUME V
  • Essays – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • English Traits – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • VOLUME VI
  • Poems and Songs – Robert Burns
  • VOLUME VII
  • The Confessions of Saint Augustine – Saint Augustine
  • The Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis
  • VOLUME VIII
  • Agamemnon – Aeschylus
  • The Libation-Bearers – Aeschylus
  • The Furies – Aeschylus
  • Prometheus Bound – Aeschylus
  • Oedipus the King – Sophocles
  • Antigone – Sophocles
  • Hippolytus – Euripides
  • The Bacchae – Euripides
  • The Frogs – Aristophanes
  • VOLUME IX
  • On Friendship – Cicero
  • On Old Age – Cicero
  • Letters – Cicero
  • Letters – Pliny the Younger
  • VOLUME X
  • Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
  • VOLUME XI
  • The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
  • VOLUME XII
  • Lives – Plutarch
  • VOLUME XIII
  • Aeneid – Virgil
  • VOLUME XIV
  • Don Quixote – Cervantes
  • VOLUME XV
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • The Lives of Donne and Herbert – Izaak Walton
  • VOLUME XVI
  • Stories from the Thousand and One Nights
  • VOLUME XVII
  • Fables – Aesop
  • Household Tales – Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Tales – Hans Christian Andersen
  • VOLUME XVIII
  • All for Love – John Dryden
  • The School for Scandal – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • She Stoops to Conquer – Oliver Goldsmith
  • The Cenci – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • A Blot in the ‘Scutcheon – Robert Browning
  • Manfred – Lord Byron
  • VOLUME XIX
  • Faust, Part I – J.W. von Goethe
  • Egmont – J.W. von Goethe
  • Hermann and Dorothea – J.W. von Goethe
  • Dr. Faustus – Christopher Marlowe
  • VOLUME XX
  • The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
  • VOLUME XXI
  • I Promessi Sposi – Alessandro Manzoni
  • VOLUME XXII
  • The Odyssey – Homer
  • VOLUME XXIII
  • Two Years before the Mast – Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
  • VOLUME XXIV
  • On Taste – Edmund Burke
  • On the Sublime and Beautiful – Edmund Burke
  • Reflections on the French Revolution – Edmund Burke
  • A Letter to a Noble Lord – Edmund Burke
  • VOLUME XXV
  • Autobiography – John Stuart Mill
  • On Liberty – John Stuart Mill
  • Characteristics – Thomas Carlyle
  • Inaugural Address at Edinburgh – Thomas Carlyle
  • VOLUME XXVI
  • Life Is a Dream – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  • Polyeucte – Pierre Corneille
  • Phaedra – Jean Racine
  • Tartuffe – Moliere
  • Minna von Barnhelm – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Wilhelm Tell – Friedrich von Schiller
  • VOLUME XXVII
  • English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay
  • VOLUME XXVIII
  • Essays: English and American
  • VOLUME XXIX
  • The Voyage of the Beagle – Charles Darwin
  • VOLUME XXX
  • Scientific Papers
  • VOLUME XXXI
  • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini – Benvenuto Cellini
  • VOLUME XXXII
  • Literary and Philosophical Essays
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
  • Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
  • Ernest Renan
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • J. C. Friedrich von Schiller
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
  • VOLUME XXXIII
  • Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern
  • VOLUME XXXIV
  • Discourse on Method – Rene Descartes
  • Letters on the English – Voltaire
  • On the Inequality among Mankind – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar – Rousseau
  • Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
  • VOLUME XXXV
  • The Chronicles of Jean Froissart – Jean Froissart
  • The Holy Grail – Sir Thomas Malory
  • A Description of Elizabethan England – William Harrison
  • VOLUME XXXVI
  • The Prince – Nicolo Machiavelli
  • The Life of Sir Thomas More – William Roper
  • Utopia – Sir Thomas More
  • The Ninety-Five Thesis – Martin Luther
  • Address to the Christian Nobility – Martin Luther
  • Concerning Christian Liberty – Martin Luther
  • VOLUME XXXVII
  • Some Thoughts Concerning Education – John Locke
  • Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists – George Berkeley
  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – David Hume
  • VOLUME XXXVIII
  • The Oath of Hippocrates – Hippocrates
  • Journeys in Diverse Places – Ambroise Pare
  • On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals – William Harvey
  • The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox – Edward Jenner
  • The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery – Joseph Lister
  • Scientific Papers – Louis Pasteur
  • Scientific Papers – Charles Lyell
  • VOLUME XXXIX
  • Prefaces and Prologues
  • VOLUME XL
  • English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray
  • VOLUME XLI
  • English Poetry II: Collins to Fitzgerald
  • Volume XLII
  • English Poetry III: Tennyson to Whitman
  • VOLUME XLIII
  • American Historical Documents: 1000-1904
  • VOLUME XLIV
  • Confucian: The Sayings of Confucius
  • Hebrew: Job
  • Hebrew: Psalms
  • Hebrew: Ecclesiastes
  • Christian I: Luke
  • Christian I: Acts
  • VOLUME XLV
  • Christian II: Corinthians I
  • Christian II: Corinthians II
  • Christian II: Hymns
  • Buddhist: Writings
  • Hindu: The Bhagavad-Gita
  • Mohammedan: Chapters from the Koran
  • VOLUME XLVI
  • Edward the Second – Christopher Marlowe
  • Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  • King Lear – Shakespeare
  • Macbeth – Shakespeare
  • The Tempest – Shakespeare
  • VOLUME XLVII
  • The Shoemaker’s Holiday – Thomas Dekker
  • The Alchemist – Ben Jonson
  • Philaster – Beaumont and Fletcher
  • The Duchess of Malfi – John Webster
  • A New Way to Pay Old Debts – Philip Massinger
  • VOLUME XLVIII
  • Thoughts – Blaise Pascal
  • Letters – Pascal
  • Minor Works – Pascal
  • VOLUME XLIX
  • Epic & Saga: Beowulf
  • Epic & Saga: The Song of Roland
  • Epic & Saga: The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel
  • Epic & Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs
  • VOLUME LI
  • Lectures on the Harvard Classics

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