Voyages and Travels Ancient and Modern

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Of public diversions they have but one sort, and in all their meetings the same is still exhibited. Young men, such as make it their pastime, fling themselves naked and dance amongst sharp swords and the deadly points of javelins. From habit they acquire their skill, and from their skill a graceful manner; yet from hence drawn no gain or hire: though this adventurous gaiety has its reward, namely, that of pleasing the spectators.-from "Germany," by TacitusThe preeminent American educator of the 19th century, CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926) believed that a sound liberal education could be achieved not through textbooks but by exploring firsthand the great books and great ideas of Western civilization. (Eliot knew a good education when he saw one: during his time as president of Harvard University, from 1869 till 1909, he transformed the school from a regional college to the preeminent educational institution in the United States.)In this 1909 collection-part of his 50-volume Harvard Classics, his dream library at the foundation of enlightened scholarship-Eliot gathers essential writings of ethnography and exploration. In their own voices, hear: .Herodotus, "the father of story-tellers," on the gods of ancient Egypt.Tacitus, in the "front rank" of ancient historians, on the Teutonic tribes of the Roman era.Sir Francis Drake, "the greatest of the naval adventurers of England of the time of Elizabeth," relates his historic 16th-century journey around the Straits of Magellan.Sir Walter Raleigh, "courtier and statesman, soldier and sailor, scientist and man of letters," tells of his 1594 discovery of Guiana.and others.
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Cosimo, Inc.
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1 Jan 2006
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404
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9781596056862
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English
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
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Regarded by many as the most comprehensive anthology of all time, ‘The Harvard Classics’ was first published in 1909 under the supervision of the Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. An esteemed academic, Eliot had argued that the elements of a liberal education could be gained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. The publisher P. F. Collier challenged Eliot to make good on this statement and ‘Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf’ was the result. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.  This comprehensive eBook presents the complete anthology, with Eliot’s original introductions, numerous illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to life and works of the authors featured in the anthology
* All 51 volumes of ‘The Harvard Classics’
* Eliot’s original concise introductions
* Eliot’s general introduction to the anthology (Volume 50)
* The complete 20 volume edition of ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Major works include the original illustrations that accompanied the text
* Easily locate the chapters and sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Precise arrangement of texts into the original anthology order
* A veritable digital library comprised in a single eBook!

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full contents - too many titles to list fully here.

CONTENTS:

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN
Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS
Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE
Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON
Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON
Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS
Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATION OF CHRIST
Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS
Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY
Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH
Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN
Vol. 12. PLUTARCH’S LIVES
Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL
Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES
Vol. 15. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON
Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON
Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA
Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE
Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE
Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI, MANZONI
Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER
Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA
Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE
Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE
Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA
Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY
Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN
Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC
Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI
Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS
Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS
Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS
Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE
Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER
Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME
Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR
Vol. 39. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES
Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1
Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2
Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3
Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1
Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2
Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1
Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2
Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL
Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA
Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION AND READER’S GUIDE
Vol. 51. LECTURES

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
20 Volumes: FIELDING to TURGENEV

 
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