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Dr. Eliot's "Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction"

In 1917, Harvard University President Charles Eliot compiled and published a list of all time classic books of fiction. It was compounded of novels and short stories and published in a set of 20 volumes. The idea was that reading great literature was an education in itself. NOTE: THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE WORKS OF FICTION LISTED ON DR. ELIOT'S PREVIOUS LIST "THE HARVARD CLASSICS." NOTE: Selection #18, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," is the original name for "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
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The History of Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
The History of Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
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A Sentimental Journey (Laurence Sterne)
A Sentimental Journey (Laurence Sterne)
3
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Guy Mannering (Sir Walter Scott)
Guy Mannering (Sir Walter Scott)
5
Vanity Fair (William Thackeray)
Vanity Fair (William Thackeray)
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David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
7
The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)
The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)
8
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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9
Rappacinni's Daughter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Rappacinni's Daughter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
10
Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving)
Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving)
11
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving)
12
Eleonora (Edgar Allen Poe)
Eleonora (Edgar Allen Poe)
13
The Fall of the House of Usher (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Fall of the House of Usher (Edgar Allan Poe)
14
The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe)
15
The Luck of Roaring Camp (Bret Harte)
The Luck of Roaring Camp (Bret Harte)
16
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte)
17
The Idyl of Red Gulch (Bret Harte)
The Idyl of Red Gulch (Bret Harte)
18
Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog (Mark Twain)
Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog (Mark Twain)
19
The Man Without a Country (Edward Everett Hale)
The Man Without a Country (Edward Everett Hale)
20
The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)
The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)
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21
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
22
Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot) (Honoré De Balzac)
Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot) (Honoré De Balzac)
23
The Devil's Pool (George Sand)
The Devil's Pool (George Sand)
24
The Story of a White Blackbird (Alfred De Musset)
The Story of a White Blackbird (Alfred De Musset)
25
The Siege of Berlin (Alphonse Daudet)
The Siege of Berlin (Alphonse Daudet)
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The Child Spy (Alphonse Daudet)
The Child Spy (Alphonse Daudet)
27
The Game of Billiards (Alphonse Daudet)
The Game of Billiards (Alphonse Daudet)
28
The Bad Zouave (Alphonse Daudet)
The Bad Zouave (Alphonse Daudet)
29
The Last Class--The Story of a Little Alsatian (Alphonse Daudet)
The Last Class--The Story of a Little Alsatian (Alphonse Daudet)
30
Two Friends (Guy De Maupassant)
Two Friends (Guy De Maupassant)
31
Walter Schnaff's Adventure (Guy De Maupassant)
Walter Schnaff's Adventure (Guy De Maupassant)
32
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
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33
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (J. W. Von Goethe)
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (J. W. Von Goethe)
34
The Banner of the Upright Seven (Gottfried Keller)
The Banner of the Upright Seven (Gottfried Keller)
35
The Rider on the White Horse (Theodor Storm)
The Rider on the White Horse (Theodor Storm)
36
Trials and Tribulations (Theodor Fontane)
Trials and Tribulations (Theodor Fontane)
37
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Ivan the Fool (Leo Tolstoy)
Ivan the Fool (Leo Tolstoy)
39
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
40
Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev)
Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev)
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