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Welcome to Harvard Classics 365!

The start of the new year is yet some months away, but come January 1st 2014 I will be embarking on a literary journey to discover the essence of The Harvard Classics.

Using Eliot's Reading Guide, I will be reading sections of the 5 foot shelf for about 15 minutes a day in order to give myself a (free) education.

Pop back often to see updates as they are posted, and be sure to subscribe (by email or RSS) if you would like to embark on this journey with me.

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