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The Harvard Classics in a Year aims to provide a whirlwind tour of classic literature. By reading for just 15 minutes a day throughout the year, you can discover text from “twelve main divisions of knowledge” including History, Poetry, Natural Science, Philosophy, Biography, Prose Fiction, Criticism and the Essay, Education, Political Science, Drama, Voyages and Travel and The Harvard Classics in a Year aims to provide a whirlwind tour of classic literature. By reading for just 15 minutes a day throughout the year, you can discover text from “twelve main divisions of knowledge” including History, Poetry, Natural Science, Philosophy, Biography, Prose Fiction, Criticism and the Essay, Education, Political Science, Drama, Voyages and Travel and Religion. Based on Dr. Eliot's “reading guide” for The Harvard Classics, a complete chapter of reading material is included for each day of the year (even February 29th, in case you are reading during a Leap Year): "These selections assigned for each day in the year as you will see, are introduced by comments on the author, the subjects or the chief characters. They will serve to introduce you in the most pleasant manner possible to the Harvard Classics. They will enable you to browse enjoyably among the world’s immortal writings with entertainment and stimulation in endless variety.." Each reading is framed by an introduction, a context in which the text can be read and understood, often with insightful information about the author, it's wider history, or why that particular selection is appropriate reading for that day.


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The Harvard Classics in a Year aims to provide a whirlwind tour of classic literature. By reading for just 15 minutes a day throughout the year, you can discover text from “twelve main divisions of knowledge” including History, Poetry, Natural Science, Philosophy, Biography, Prose Fiction, Criticism and the Essay, Education, Political Science, Drama, Voyages and Travel and The Harvard Classics in a Year aims to provide a whirlwind tour of classic literature. By reading for just 15 minutes a day throughout the year, you can discover text from “twelve main divisions of knowledge” including History, Poetry, Natural Science, Philosophy, Biography, Prose Fiction, Criticism and the Essay, Education, Political Science, Drama, Voyages and Travel and Religion. Based on Dr. Eliot's “reading guide” for The Harvard Classics, a complete chapter of reading material is included for each day of the year (even February 29th, in case you are reading during a Leap Year): "These selections assigned for each day in the year as you will see, are introduced by comments on the author, the subjects or the chief characters. They will serve to introduce you in the most pleasant manner possible to the Harvard Classics. They will enable you to browse enjoyably among the world’s immortal writings with entertainment and stimulation in endless variety.." Each reading is framed by an introduction, a context in which the text can be read and understood, often with insightful information about the author, it's wider history, or why that particular selection is appropriate reading for that day.

30 review for The Harvard Classics in a Year: A Liberal Education in 365 Days

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Just finished 365 straight days of reading from The Harvard Classics! I sampled a little of everything from each of the 49 volumes. My reading style must be much different from the early 1900's because the "15 minutes a day" suggested by the curated Reading Guide was often an hour or more for me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Greg

    15 minutes a day is enticing but unrealistic. 20 pages of dense text is an hour or two. I read a lot, and was hoping these daily selections would be short palate cleansers.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Of course, I haven't read every page of a book like this! But I have read enough to make a recommendation. This is an anthology based on the famous HARVARD CLASSICS. One is meant to read a short extract from the HC each day (including a selection for Feb 29th). These extracts are very well chosen and frequently send one back to the original work. As a browsing experience this is one of the best anthologies I have read and I fully intend to continue my explorations. All of the items in the HC are Of course, I haven't read every page of a book like this! But I have read enough to make a recommendation. This is an anthology based on the famous HARVARD CLASSICS. One is meant to read a short extract from the HC each day (including a selection for Feb 29th). These extracts are very well chosen and frequently send one back to the original work. As a browsing experience this is one of the best anthologies I have read and I fully intend to continue my explorations. All of the items in the HC are in the public domain though it is possible to get the entire collection in ebook format as it was originally published for a ridiculously low price.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mark Bonham

    I took this on as a personal project and read the selections daily for an entire year. The selections vary in length and personal interest. In Kindle speak, the passages almost never exceeded 200 location units. Admittedly, I got more out of some passages than others, but it was great to read some of the most important and famous quotes in literature in their original context. It was a great initial exposure to some literary and science giants that I would never have known about, and it has enco I took this on as a personal project and read the selections daily for an entire year. The selections vary in length and personal interest. In Kindle speak, the passages almost never exceeded 200 location units. Admittedly, I got more out of some passages than others, but it was great to read some of the most important and famous quotes in literature in their original context. It was a great initial exposure to some literary and science giants that I would never have known about, and it has encouraged me to read additional works of selected authors. Obviously, this book is a commitment and probably not for the mainstream. I probably did spend 15 to 20 minutes each day to get through the selections. Some days, when I had time, I would re-read a selection that was complex. It is do-able and worthwhile but know thyself. :-) Good luck!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    A good read!! I really enjoyed reading through the Harvard Classics! I found much of the info very interesting! I highly recommend it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Beth Peninger

    Y'all. I tried. I TRIED. But I just couldn't do it. I have been trying to read this book since August 2017. I give up. If the selections in this book mean I can partially consider myself well-read then I am NOT well-read and I'm just going to have to be okay with that. Life is just too short to give any more time to this endeavor. Listen, I bet this compilation is a worthy one for the serious academics out there but for an average gal like me? I pass. So long, farewell, well-read status. We shal Y'all. I tried. I TRIED. But I just couldn't do it. I have been trying to read this book since August 2017. I give up. If the selections in this book mean I can partially consider myself well-read then I am NOT well-read and I'm just going to have to be okay with that. Life is just too short to give any more time to this endeavor. Listen, I bet this compilation is a worthy one for the serious academics out there but for an average gal like me? I pass. So long, farewell, well-read status. We shall now part ways.

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    Hilari Erickson

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