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Introductory Notes
Charles W.
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Harvard Classics, Vol. 51
 
Lectures on the Harvard Classics
 
William Allan Neilson, General Editor
 
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Editors
Introductory Notes
 
History
  1. General Introduction, by Professor Robert Matteson Johnston
  2. Ancient History, by Professor William Scott Ferguson
  3. The Renaissance, by Professor Murray Anthony Potter
  4. The French Revolution, by Professor Robert Matteson Johnston
  5. The Territorial Development of the United States, by Professor Frederick Jackson Turner
 
Poetry
  1. General Introduction, by Carleton Noyes
  2. Homer and the Epic, by Professor Charles Burton Gulick
  3. Dante, by Professor Charles Hall Grandgent
  4. The Poems of John Milton, by Dr. Ernest Bernbaum
  5. The English Anthology, by Carleton Noyes
 
Natural Science
  1. General Introduction, by Professor Lawrence J. Henderson
  2. Astronomy, by Professor Lawrence J. Henderson
  3. Physics and Chemistry, by Professor Lawrence J. Henderson
  4. The Biological Sciences, by Professor Lawrence J. Henderson
  5. Kelvin on “Light” and “The Tides”, by Professor W. M. Davis
 
Philosophy
  1. General Introduction, by Professor Ralph Barton Perry
  2. Socrates, Plato, and the Roman Stoics, by Professor Charles Pomeroy Parker
  3. The Rise of Modern Philosophy, by Professor Ralph Barton Perry
  4. Introduction to Kant, by Professor Ralph Barton Perry
  5. Emerson, by Professor Chester Noyes Greenough
 
Biography
  1. General Introduction, by William Roscoe Thayer
  2. Plutarch, by Professor W. S. Ferguson
  3. Benvenuto Cellini, by Professor Chandler Rathfon Post
  4. Franklin and Woolman, by Professor Chester Noyes Greenough
  5. John Stuart Mill, by Professor O. M. W. Sprague
 
Prose Fiction
  1. General Introduction, by Professor W. A. Neilson
  2. Popular Prose Fiction, by Professor F. N. Robinson
  3. Malory, by Dr. G. H. Maynadier
  4. Cervantes, by Professor J. D. M. Ford
  5. Manzoni, by Professor J. D. M. Ford
 
Criticism and the Essay
  1. General Introduction, by Professor Bliss Perry
  2. What the Middle Ages Read, by Professor W. A. Neilson
  3. Theories of Poetry, by Professor Bliss Perry
  4. Æsthetic Criticism in Germany, by Professor W. G. Howard
  5. The Composition of a Criticism, by Dr. Ernest Bernbaum
 
Education
  1. General Introduction, by Professor H. W. Holmes
  2. Francis Bacon, by Dr. Ernest Bernbaum
  3. Locke and Milton, by Professor H. W. Holmes
  4. Carlyle and Newman, by Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey
  5. Huxley on Science and Culture, by Professor A. O. Norton
 
Political Science
  1. General Introduction, by Professor Thomas Nixon Carver
  2. Theories of Government in the Renaissance, by Professor O. M. W. Sprague
  3. Adam Smith and “The Wealth of Nations”, by Professor Charles J. Bullock
  4. The Growth of the American Constitution, by Professor W. B. Munro
  5. Law and Liberty, by Professor Roscoe Pound
 
Drama
  1. General Introduction, by Professor George Pierce Baker
  2. Greek Tragedy, by Professor Charles Burton Gulick
  3. The Elizabethan Drama, by Professor W. A. Neilson
  4. The Faust Legend, by Professor Kuno Francke
  5. Modern English Drama, by Dr. Ernest Bernbaum
 
Voyages and Travel
  1. General Introduction, by Professor R. B. Dixon
  2. Herodotus on Egypt, by Professor George H. Chase
  3. The Elizabethan Adventurers, by Professor W. A. Neilson
  4. The Era of Discovery, by Professor W. B. Munro
  5. Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle, by Professor George Howard Parker
 
Religion
  1. General Introduction, by Professor R. B. Perry
  2. Buddhism, by Professor C. R. Lanman
  3. Confucianism, by Alfred Dwight Sheffield
  4. Greek Religion, by Professor Clifford Herschel Moore
  5. Pascal, by Professor C. H. C. Wright


 
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