National Geographic : 1913 Oct
Copyright, 1899, by Notman, Boston In This Free Book Dr. Eliot Tells How He Has Selected Your Reading for You In the famous Harvard Classics, known as Dr. Eliot's Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Dr. Eliot has given every ambitious man and woman the essentials of a liberal education. He has selected from all the world's best literature just fifty volumes-418 masterpieces by 300 authors. This great library represents the march of human progress as recorded by the foremost authors, travelers, scientists, historians and thinkers of the ages. It is a library which will better equip you for the battle of life-one that will give you a deeper and truer conception of human nature and human affairs than you could get from 10,000 books picked at random. In a free 32-page book, Dr. Eliot himself tells the great story of the selection of these books. He tells you why he selected just these books from all the books of the world. He tells why these are just the books that the twentieth century man needs to read. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."