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200 GREATEST NOVELS, STORIES & POEMS EVER WRITTEN: THE COMPLETE HARVARD CLASSICS LIBRARY SHELF OF FICTION (The Complete Works Collection) 200 Works! Jane ... Tolstoy Shakespeare Poe Balzac Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jane Austen , William Shakespeare , Mark Twain , Victor Hugo , Leo Tolstoy , Fyodor Dostoyevsky , Ivan Turgenev , Edgar Allan Poe , Nathaniel Hawthorne , The Complete Works Collection
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99

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Book Description

EXCLUSIVE AND UNPARALLELED COLLECTION OF THE WORLD'S BEST NOVELS, SHORT STORIES AND POEMS!!!

THE COMPLETE HARVARD CLASSICS LIBRARY - "THE SHELF OF FICTION" [ILLUSTRATED]

Selected by Harvard University scholars and fully revised and updated for 2011

200 OF THE GREATEST WORKS EVER WRITTEN - NOW AVAILABLE IN A SINGLE, FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED, KINDLE(tm) VOLUME

This incredible Harvard Classics Library Complete Shelf of Fiction collection represents a lifetime of reading, carefully selected by the world's leading experts on literature and philosophy at Harvard University. The publication of the Harvard Classics Library Complete Shelf of Fiction in the Kindle(tm) format represents a milestone literary event. For the first time ALL of these works are available in a single volume.

ESPECIALLY FORMATTED FOR KINDLE WITH INTERACTIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS AND INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY HARVARD UNIVERSITY LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY SCHOLARS!

These are 200 works that everyone should read before they die. It includes such well known classics as Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, the Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, as well as relatively unfamiliar works.

As former Harvard University president Charles Eliot writes, "There is no work in the series which does not illustrate good literary form, and none which may not be read over and over again with pleasure and profit. It provides the intellectually ambitious family with a body of interesting and enjoyable literature, good not only for the present generation but for their children and grandchildren."

SELECTED EXTRACT FROM THE TABLE OF CONTENTS

- The Complete Sonnets and Major Poems By William Shakespeare
- The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling By Henry Fielding
- A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy By Laurence Sterne
- Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
- Guy Mannering By Sir Walter Scott
- Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray
- David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
- The Mill on the Floss By George Eliot
- The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Rip Van Winkle By Washington Irving
- Eleonora, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter By Edgar Allan Poe
- The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, The Idyl of Red Gulch By Francis Bret Harte
- Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog By Mark Twain
- The Man without a Country By Edward Everett Hale
- Portrait of a Lady By Henry James
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame By Victor Marie Hugo
- Old Goriot By Honore de Balzac
- The Devil's Pool By George Sand
- Two Friends By Guy de Maupassant
- Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship By J. W. von Goethe
- The Rider on the White Horse By Theodor Storm
- Trials and Tribulations By Theodor Fontane
- Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy
- Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Fathers and Sons By Ivan Turgenev

and hundreds of pages of more works of outstanding literature!


WHY BUY BOOKS FROM THE COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION FOR KINDLE EDITION?

1. All COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION books are priced as low as possible in order to offer unbelievable value and hours of reading pleasure for Nook readers. All COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION books bring together ALL the complete works of a classic literary author, character or series in a single, extremely low priced volume in a single download, thereby freeing up valuable space and visual clutter on your Kindle device.

2. All COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION books are painstakingly formatted especially for Kindle and come with a FULLY INTERACTIVE table of contents, Audiobook (Text to Speech) and Free Lending Technology.

3. All COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION books come with additional material including illustrations, and critical, biographical and/or historical commentary.


Product Details

  • File Size: 13700 KB
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection (April 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WBJ676
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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170 of 173 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing selection. March 14, 2012
By Jim D.
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I purchased this book because of the 200 greatest literary writings. However, I do not think that when over 150 of the writings are Shakespeare's sonnets and poems that this qualifies as three-quarters of the greatest writings; therefore, very disappointing to me. Of the remaining 50, I have enjoyed reading many of the stories for the first time; but would have preferred 200 writings by may 100-150 authors not just the 32 presented.
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233 of 241 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Know What You're Getting!! May 9, 2011
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I didn't read carefully enough and thought I was ordering The Harvard Classics. This is, in fact, the Harvard Classics SHELF OF FICTION and does not include Dante, Homer, Greek philosophers, and the myriad of other works included in the complete Harvard Classics. That being said, this is well worth every penny of $2.99. At first glance, it seems very easy to maneuver around in by clicking on items in the Table of Contents. I look forward to catching up on my classics!

I have downgraded from 5 stars to 3 stars because I see that none of the pictures have downloaded properly. This is true for both the kindle latest generation and kindle for PC. Will contact Amazon.
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189 of 196 people found the following review helpful
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While there is no doubt that this is remarkable value, it's should really be called "46 Greatest Novels and 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets / Poems". It's a shame for something like this to be tarnished by false advertising, but there we have it. I'd recommend sampling it before buying and checking it out. Still, under $3 for 46 classic works is pretty good!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good compendium, but Kindle indexing weak September 25, 2012
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The very good selection of different works by the compilers includes so many that every reader will find more than enough to his or her liking. BUT the Kindle does not have an adequate indexing system. It is not possible to move from place to place in the various books; the only convenient operation is to go back to the spot where one was last reading and even that is sometimes awkward. From there to go to a particular new place or places is very tedious, in fact impossible in practical terms.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 200 greatest classics June 28, 2012
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Have spent a lot of time trying to find index so I could pick individual classics. Product only allows reading in order as printed.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Harvard Classics. Library Shelf of Fiction August 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading the reviews of the Harvard Classics Library Shelf of Classics, I took one reader's advice and requested a sample before ordering. I do this often and generally buy the book as a result.. But not this time. If there is an interactive Table of Contents as stated, I did not see it and one review indicated it was not interactive. There was no table of contents in the sample I received which was one of the items I was interested in. Instead there were 8599 locations of Tom Jones. It gave me no information of any of the other works included and did not encourage me to order the complete works. Amazon generally does a better job of previewing titles.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 200? A Fraud May 1, 2013
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The vast majority of the so-called "200" are Shakespeare's sonnets, each one counted individually. Very few long works - probably none besides what is listed in their promo.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection For The Price October 14, 2012
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It would have earned 5 stars if the collection was more diverse, but for the price, I found it an excellent selection and value.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
Excellent collection and well edited. A great go to.
Published 12 days ago by GBASH
5.0 out of 5 stars superb collection!
I consider myself very lucky to have found this compilation. Would like to see another one dedicated to the best poetry of world.
Published 17 days ago by pknoida
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
All the books I missed reading while growing up. wonderful
Published 29 days ago by Peggy Rose Soren's Mysteries.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed a chance to read these books
Published 1 month ago by Kinsley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading and learning without the Book Reports!
I love this book, it has a great collection of the things we learned when we were younger. It' segregation to revisit some of these works now that I have more life experience. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Lee Hedrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading. Not sure I've got enough years left ...
Great reading.Not sure I've got enough years left to read them all!,
Published 1 month ago by Roger Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this is well written and has a very good plot. I really enjoyed reading this book, it keep my interest during the whole book.
Published 2 months ago by Mary
4.0 out of 5 stars The Greats
They're all here, all those books you were supposed to read but never had time to get to. You still might not get through them all, but at least you'll know what you are missing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by wmaugans
4.0 out of 5 stars International Literature in One Version
Such a misleading title: of the 200 novels etc., 136 are Shakespeare's Sonnets. But that apart, it is a worthwhile purchase to trace the history of fiction, particularly but not... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Helen Rowe
3.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
I think the most disappointing part of this collection is the considering of single Sonnets of Shakespeare an entire novel. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Knight_rook
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