Archive.org provides all 51 volumes of The Harvard Classics anthology in many formats for free download on their servers. Unfortunately, the current page listing all of these volumes is a little disorganised, so to help you easily locate and download the files you need, I have collected all of the links on a single page . You will find volumes organised numerically with a short description of the text and download links for the PDF, MOBI, ePub and plain text files.
Edward Fitzgerald Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883), "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" Omar Khayyam laughed and enjoyed the good things of life. His "Rubaiyat," the most popular philosophic poem, is the best of all books to dip into for an alluring thought. I WAKE! For the Sun behind yon Eastern height Has chased the Session of the Stars from Night; And to the field of Heav’n ascending, strikes The Sulta´n’s Turret with a Shaft of Light. II Before the phantom of False morning died, Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried, “When all the Temple is prepared within, Why lags the drowsy Worshipper outside?” III And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before The Tavern shouted—“Open then the Door! You know how little while we have to stay, And, once departed, may return no more.”
Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616). Don Quixote, Part 1. Slayer of windmills, rescuer of fair damsels in distress, eccentric Don Quixote, scores of years behind his time, set out on a mad quest of knight-errantry. Worlds of fun and killing satire are in this absorbing story of Cervantes. VIII. Of the Good Success Don Quixote Had, in the Dreadful and Never-Imagined Adventure of the Windmills, with Other Accidents Worthy to Be Recorded AS they discoursed, they discovered some thirty or forty windmills, that are in that field; and as soon as Don Quixote espied them, he said to his squire, ‘Fortune doth address our affairs better than we ourselves could desire; for behold there, friend Sancho Panza, how there appears thirty or forty monstrous giants, with whom I mean to fight, and deprive them all of their lives, with whose spoils we will begin to be rich; for this is a good war, and a great service unto God, to take away so bad a seed from the face