I found the Reading Guide a great way to get a taste of the Harvard Classics. I quickly found which volumes appealed most to me and was able to find my path more enjoyable and relevant.
I also realized that a five-foot shelf is not easily carried around! I acquired a Kindle to have them all at my beck and call, which I highly recommend to those thinking about it!
This set of books has been inspirational to my personal writings and to my life ambition.
I applaud and thank you Dr. Charles W. Eliot