Delphi Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction Illustrated

SEVEN YEARS The Harvard Classics have demonstrated their fitness for the special work they were intended to do. They were to provide from famous literature, ancient and modern, an ample record of “the stream of the world's thought”; ...

Author: Charles W. Eliot

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786564047

Category: Fiction

Page: 39875

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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 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

Delphi Complete Works of O Henry Illustrated

“When I was a freshman in Harvard College,” writes Mr. John S. Reed in the American Magazine, ... But Mr. Edward Garnett, the English author, reviewer, and critic, admits to “the shelf of my prized American classics” seven authors.

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909305

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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America’s master of the short story has entertained readers for over a hundred years. This eBook offers you the unique opportunity of exploring O. Henry’s work in a manner never before possible in digital print. The edition includes every O. Henry short story collection, with poems and letters and other bonus texts. (Version 2) * concise introductions to the works * ALL the short story collections and each with their own contents table * overall contents tables for the short stories – both alphabetical and chronological – find that special story quickly and easily! * rare short story collections like O HENRYANA and THE TWO WOMEN – often missed out of collections * includes O. Henry’s poetry and letters * EVEN includes the enigmatic LETTERS TO LITHOPOLIS FROM O. HENRY TO MABEL WAGNALLS, available in no other collection * includes the BONUS text of C. Alphonso Smith’s famous biography – explore O. Henry’s interesting life! * ALSO includes the story collection MY TUSSLE WITH THE DEVIL by O. Henry’s Ghost for your enjoyment * images relating to O. Henry’s life, works, places and film adaptations * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around O. Henry’s works * Updated with improved texts and corrections CONTENTS: The Short Story Collections CABBAGES AND KINGS THE FOUR MILLION THE TRIMMED LAMP HEART OF THE WEST THE VOICE OF THE CITY ROADS OF DESTINY OPTIONS STRICTLY BUSINESS WHIRLIGIGS THE TWO WOMEN SIXES AND SEVENS THE GENTLE GRAFTER ROLLING STONES WAIFS AND STRAYS O HENRYANA MY TUSSLE WITH THE DEVIL BY O. HENRY’S GHOST The Short Stories CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Letters LIST OF LETTERS LETTERS TO LITHOPOLIS FROM O. HENRY TO MABEL WAGNALLS The Biography O. HENRY BIOGRAPHY BY C. ALPHONSO SMITH

Delphi Complete Works of Frank Norris Illustrated

She does not convince at all points, but as a whole she is Norris's most important study of a woman. ... His ideals were fine, his life without stain, and his small shelf of books will stand high in the library of American fiction.

Author: Frank Norris

Publisher: Delphi Classics


Category: Fiction

Page: 3215

View: 686


Regarded as the first important naturalist writer of the United States, Frank Norris wrote modern masterpieces such as ‘McTeague’ and ‘The Octopus’, adopting a humanitarian ideal and utilising the novel as an agent for social betterment. Norris strove to free American fiction from the prevalent historical romance of his times, seeking instead more serious themes, while presenting an authentic and highly readable picture of life in turn of the century California. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Norris’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and a treasure trove of Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Norris’ life and works * Original introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 7 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Rare short stories from ‘The Wave’ and other periodicals, appearing in digital print for the first time * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Features the rare verse saga YVERNELLE – available in no other collection * Includes Norris’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied articles and sketches * Special ‘Contextual Pieces’ section, with contemporary articles, reviews and essays evaluating Norris’ works * Features a bonus biography by the author’s brother - discover Norris’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels MORAN OF THE “LADY LETTY” MCTEAGUE BLIX A MAN’S WOMAN THE OCTOPUS: A STORY OF CALIFORNIA THE PIT VANDOVER AND THE BRUTE The Shorter Fiction A DEAL IN WHEAT AND OTHER STORIES OF THE NEW AND OLD WEST A JOYOUS MIRACLE THE THIRD CIRCLE AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry YVERNELLE The Non-Fiction THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NOVELIST: AND OTHER LITERARY ESSAYS ARTICLES AND SKETCHES The Contextual Pieces LIST OF ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND REVIEWS The Biography FRANK NORRIS by Charles G. Norris Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks