Balzac, Sand, De Musset, Daudet, De Maupassant
Harvard Classics, Vol. 13
The series was edited by Charles William Eliot, who often supplied introductions and notes to the various volumes. The original series first appeared in 1909. Dr. Eliot believed the Harvard Classics would supply a reader with a liberal education if only they would work their way down a “five-foot shelf of books” containing essential classical writings. Consisting of fiction, and not the non-fiction titles in this series. Each volume with handsome frontis illustration.
Wm Allan Neilson, Notes and Introduction