Sunday, January 17, 2010

Harvard Classics

The Harvard Classics are more commonly known as "The Five-Foot Shelf", were compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles Eliot and first published in 1909.

Eliot's goal was that the books provide a liberal education to anyone willing to spend 15 minutes a day reading from the collection.

I wanted some books for the drawing room that looked good, but that would actually be read. I scored a set of first editions on ebay and although I haven't read the complete collection, I am always very interested by what I do read.

A reading guide is available here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Pretty good name isn't it :) I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! xo, KA


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