Discover a world of classic literature! A year’s worth of reading based on Eliot’s reading guide for The Harvard Classics: eBooks & web.
My first Kickstarter project aims to bring the pleasure and benefits of The Harvard Classics to a new audience, by means of eBooks and a dedicated, daily updated website.
Pledge just £1 to enjoy a huge eBook, including a year’s worth of reading material based on Eliot’s “15 minutes a day” reading guide.
I’ve created a free PDF sampler (over 200 pages long) including 20 day’s of reading material, including poetry by Milton and Burns; lectures on science; Pliny’s letters, Locke’s opinions on education; excerpts from Shakespeare, and much more.
Feel free to download and share the eBook sampler in any way you please. My aim for this project is to share the pleasure of reading The Harvard Classics with as many people as possible. If my Kickstarter campaign is successful, it will ensure The Harvard Classics 365 Project can be completed and made available for the world to enjoy in 2014.
3rd person present: extols
“he extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples”
synonyms: praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, eulogize, rhapsodize over, rave about, enthuse about/over, gush about/over, throw bouquets at, express delight over, acclaim; informalgo wild about, be mad about, go on about; informalballyhoo; black Englishbig someone/something up; datedcry someone/something up; rarelaud, panegyrize
“nutritionists have long extolled the virtues of rice”
This is a tool to put you in contact with particular works of art that are helpful to look at when facing certain problems. We believe the point of art in general is to offer therapeutic assistance; it should help us to better endure and enjoy our lives.
Fourteen volumes in total, though most of us are only familiar with the first…
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Recipes for fellow bibliophiles =)
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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot, that was first published in 1909. Dr. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.)
This page links to free versions of all texts included in the Harvard Classics collection.