Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a. 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. Saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the. Eliot worked for one year with. A professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400450 pages, and the included texts are so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies.The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in. And elsewhere, with great success. BACON, MILTON'S PROSE, THOS. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH.
DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES. PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSEN. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA.ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN.
FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES TO FAMOUS BOOKS. ENGLISH POETRY 1: CHAUCER TO GRAY.
ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD. ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL.
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