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Volume 1

FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN
  • His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin
  • The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman
  • Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn
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Volume 2

PLATO, EPICTETUS, AURELIUS
  • The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito, by Plato
  • The Golden Sayings, by Epictetus
  • The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

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Volume 3

BACON, MILTON'S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE
  • Essays, Civil and Moral, and New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon
  • Areopagitica and Tractate of Education, by John Milton
  • Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

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Volume 4

COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON
  • Complete poems written in English, by John Milton

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Volume 5

ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON
  • Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Volume 6

POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS
  • Poems and songs, by Robert Burns

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Volume 7

CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATIONS OF CHRIST
  • The Confessions, by Saint Augustine
  • The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis

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Volume 8

NINE GREEK DRAMAS
  • Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies, and Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus
  • Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles
  • Hippolytus and The Bacchae, by Euripides
  • The Frogs, by Aristophanes

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Volume 9

LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY
  • On Friendship, On Old Age, and Letters, by Cicero
  • Letters, by Pliny the Younger

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Volume 10

WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH
  • The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

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Volume 11

ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN
  • The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

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Volume 12

PLUTARCH'S LIVES
  • Lives, by Plutarch

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Volume 13

AENEID, VIRGIL
  • Aeneid, by Virgil

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Volume 14

DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES
  • Don Quixote, Part 1, by Cervantes

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Volume 15

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON
  • The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan
  • The Lives of Donne and Herbert, by Izaak Walton

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Volume 16

THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
  • Stories from the Thousand and One Nights

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Volume 17

FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON
  • Fables, by Aesop
  • Children's and Household Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen

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Volume 18

MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA
  • All for Love, by John Dryden
  • The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith
  • The Cenci, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, by Robert Browning
  • Manfred, by Lord Byron

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Volume 19

FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE
  • Faust, Part 1, Egmont, and Hermann and Dorothea, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

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Volume 20

THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE
  • The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri

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Volume 21

I PROMESSI SPOSI, MANZONI
  • I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni

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Volume 22

THE ODYSSEY, HOMER
  • The Odyssey, by Homer

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Volume 23

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA
  • Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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Volume 24

ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE
  • On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A Letter to a Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke

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Volume 25

AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE
  • Autobiography and On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
  • Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, and Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

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Volume 26

CONTINENTAL DRAMA
  • Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  • Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille
  • Phèdre, by Jean Racine
  • Tartuffe, by Molière
  • Minna von Barnhelm, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • William Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

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Volume 27

ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY

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Volume 28

ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN

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Volume 29

VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN
  • The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin

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Volume 30

FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC
  • The Forces of Matter and The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday
  • On the Conservation of Force and Ice and Glaciers, by Hermann von Helmholtz
  • The Wave Theory of Light and The Tides, by Lord Kelvin
  • The Extent of the Universe, by Simon Newcomb
  • Geographical Evolution, by Sir Archibald Geikie

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Volume 31

AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI
  • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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Volume 32

LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS
  • Essays, by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
  • Montaigne and What is a Classic?, by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
  • The Poetry of the Celtic Races, by Ernest Renan
  • The Education of the Human Race, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, by Friedrich von Schiller
  • Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, by Immanuel Kant
  • Byron and Goethe, by Giuseppe Mazzini

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Volume 33

VOYAGES AND TRAVELS
  • An account of Egypt from The Histories, by Herodotus
  • Germany, by Tacitus
  • Sir Francis Drake Revived, by Philip Nichols
  • Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World, by Francis Pretty
  • Drake's Great Armada, by Captain Walter Bigges
  • Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland, by Edward Haies
  • The Discovery of Guiana, by Sir Walter Raleigh

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Volume 34

FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES
  • Discourse on Method, by René Descartes
  • Letters on the English, by Voltaire
  • On the Inequality among Mankind and Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

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Volume 35

CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD
  • Chronicles, by Jean Froissart
  • The Holy Grail, by Sir Thomas Malory
  • A Description of Elizabethan England, by William Harrison

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Volume 36

MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER
  • The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper
  • Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
  • The Ninety-Five Theses, To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, and On the Freedom of a Christian, by Martin Luther

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Volume 37

LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME
  • Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke
  • Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists, by George Berkeley
  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume

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Volume 38

HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR
  • The Oath of Hippocrates
  • Journeys in Diverse Places, by Ambroise Paré
  • On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey
  • The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner
  • The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister
  • Scientific papers, by Louis Pasteur
  • Scientific papers, by Charles Lyell

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Volume 39

FAMOUS PREFACES

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Volume 40

ENGLISH POETRY 1: CHAUCER TO GRAY

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Volume 41

ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD

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Volume 42

ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN

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Volume 43

AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

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Volume 44

SACRED WRITINGS 1
  • Confucian: The sayings of Confucius
  • Hebrew: Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes
  • Christian I: Luke and Acts

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Volume 45

SACRED WRITINGS 2
  • Christian II: Corinthians I and II and hymns
  • Buddhist: Writings
  • Hindu: The Bhagavad-Gita
  • Mohammedan: Chapters from the Koran

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Volume 46

ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1
  • Edward the Second, by Christopher Marlowe
  • Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest, by William Shakespeare

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Volume 47

ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2
  • The Shoemaker's Holiday, by Thomas Dekker
  • The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson
  • Philaster, by Beaumont and Fletcher
  • The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster
  • A New Way to Pay Old Debts, by Philip Massinger

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Volume 48

THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL
  • Thoughts, letters, and minor works, by Blaise Pascal

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Volume 49

EPIC AND SAGA
  • Beowulf
  • The Song of Roland
  • The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel
  • The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs

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Volume 50

INTRODUCTION, READER'S GUIDE, INDEXES

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Volume 51

The last volume contains sixty lectures introducing and summarizing the covered fields of:
  • history
  • poetry
  • natural science
  • philosophy
  • biography
  • prose fiction
  • criticism and the essay
  • education
  • political science
  • drama
  • travelogues
  • religion
There are 5 lectures for each subject, beginning with an introductory lecture with consequent text covering the subjects in increasing depth.


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