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Author: John Woolman,Charles W. Eliot,Benjamin Franklin
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Title: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude by William Penn: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. I (in 5 (Cosimo Classics: Five Foot Shelf of Classics)
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Publisher: Cosimo Classics (February 1, 2010)
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude by William Penn: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. I (in 5 (Cosimo Classics: Five Foot Shelf of Classics) by John Woolman,Charles W. Eliot,Benjamin Franklin



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The Harvard Classics, vol. 1 (Hardcover). Author(s): Charles William Eliot. Franklin Woolman Penn (Hardcover). Published 1990 by Grolier Enterprises Corp. Hardcover, 395 pages.

The set is sometimes called "Eliot's Five-Foot Shelf. Release Date:January 1909. F. Collier & Son.

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Authors: Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, and William Penn. Series: The Harvard Classics. Publisher: P. Pages: 419. About Charles Eliot. Eliot graduated from Harvard in 1853, and was appointed tutor in mathematics in 1854, before becoming assistant professor of mathematics and chemistry.

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin ; The journal of John Woolman ; Fruits of solitude, William Penn from your list? The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin ; The journal of John Woolman ; Fruits of solitude, William Penn. with introduction and notes. Published 1937 by Collier in New York. 395 p. Number of pages.

John Woolman was a Quaker who, before our nation even declared its independance, had convinced the entire Quaker body in North America to free their slaves - all because he "had a scruple" about it. The arguments of those who had slaves, the way they rationalized it being ok are fascinating; as are the observations he had about what threatened the church - people becoming lax on their ethics because of the lure of wealth, comforts, and such. The last piece, by William Penn reads like the book of Proverbs, but more organized - it's little lines of wisdom by one of our country's greatest spiritual thinkers, organized by topic. It has some real gems in it, and is a fun little read. Here's one example, "28.

Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education 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.

Charles William Eliot was an American educator. Author name not noted above: William Penn. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf.

Author name not noted above: William Penn. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume I features: • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the story of the American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), as wildly intriguing a personality as his legend suggests. • Journal, by Quaker preacher JOHN WOOLMAN (1720-1772), featuring his thoughts on civil resistance to slavery, conscientious objections to war, and more. • Fruits of Solitude, by Colonial leader WILLIAM PENN (1644-1718), a collection of wise aphorisms that anticipated Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack by half a century.
Reviews: 4
Kea
Good book
Katishi
Delighted to have these great classics!!
Kipabi
The content of this book is amazing. The only problem is that the people expressed themselves much more elegantly than we do now, where our language is more plain and direct. So the result is that if you aren't used to the way of speaking it takes a lot of concentration to read these; especially the first two by Ben Franklin and John Woolman.

Here is a sample paragraph (by John Woolman), "As moderate care and exercise, under the direction of true wisdom, are useful to both mind and body, so by these means in general the real wants of life are easily supplied, our gracious Father having so proportioned one to the other that keeping in the medium we may pass on quietly. Where slaves are purchased to do our labor numerous difficulties attend it. To rational creatures bondage is uneasy, and frequently occasions sourness and discontent in them; which affects the family and such as claim mastery over them. Thus people and their children are many times encompassed with vexations, which arise from their applying to wrong methods to get a living."

I haven't read the Ben Franklin segment yet, so can't comment on that but at least everyone knows who he is! John Woolman was a Quaker who, before our nation even declared its independance, had convinced the entire Quaker body in North America to free their slaves - all because he "had a scruple" about it. The arguments of those who had slaves, the way they rationalized it being ok are fascinating; as are the observations he had about what threatened the church - people becoming lax on their ethics because of the lure of wealth, comforts, and such. Woolman had a store for awhile but refused to sell anything that wasn't a necessity - no lace or fancy things; but then he became disillusioned with merchandising at all and supported himself with just being a tailor. He decided that the lure to becoming too personally invested in the dealings of business took him away from his spiritual center.

The last piece, by William Penn reads like the book of Proverbs, but more organized - it's little lines of wisdom by one of our country's greatest spiritual thinkers, organized by topic. It has some real gems in it, and is a fun little read. Here's one example, "28. Such is now become our Delicacy, that we will not eat ordinary Meat, nor drink small, pall'd Liquor; we must have the best, and the best cook'd for our Bodies, while our Souls feed on empty or corrupted Things."
Matty
These books are on demand, which most of us know as "we print them as they are ordered". Also, this is a newer company. I just want to get a read on whether the quality of the books is very high. If so this would be a great way to purchase the set as I can afford them. I don't know if there's a similar deal somewhere for the Great Books instead of the Harvard Classics?