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Title: World Literature
Subject: World Literature Course Number: 20325
Suggested Grade Level: 9th–12th
Author: Jan Anderson, ed. Number of Pages: 454
Publisher: A Beka Book Publishers Academic Credit: 0.5
Copyright: 2011 (4th edition) Course Charge: None
Prerequisites: None
Course Materials: Textbook, 2 book report books (see below), teacher’s manual,* and 4 tests*
   * Item published by Christian Liberty Press
Course Description: This course presents a background to the study of world literature featuring the use of short story, essay, and narrative and descriptive poetry. Each reading selection includes author biographical information and questions to encourage thoughtful interaction and Christian character development. The textbook introduces the meaning and use of such literary terms and forms as: character development, narrative poetry, plot, imagery and figurative language, theme, rhyme and rhythm, emotion, poetry patterns and forms, paradox, and setting. The course features classic literary works by such authors as Dickens, Browning, Frost, Holmes, Tennyson, Poe, Doyle, Keats, and Cummings.

Book Report Books: Choose any two from the following and list them on your enrollment.

Title: The Odyssey (book report book)
Author: Homer (translated by W.H.D. Rouse) Item Number: 25685
Publisher: Signet Classics Number of Pages: 344
Copyright: 2007 (1937)  
Description: This long-standing classic tells the story of Odysseus as he struggles through many fantastic adventures to return to his wife and home after the end of the Trojan War.

Title: Don Quixote (book report book)
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Author: (translated by Walter Starkie)
Item Number: 25680
Publisher: Signet Classic Number of Pages: 1050
Copyright: 1957 (1605)  
Description: Considered by some as the first modern novel, this epic story follows the life of the “mad” Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza through their satirical exploits of chivalry during seventeenth-century Spain.

Title: King Lear (book report book)
Author: William Shakespeare Item Number: 25800
Publisher: Washington Square Press Number of Pages: 316
Copyright: 1993 (1608)  
Description: This tragic play is the story of a British king who, after retiring from power, learns at great expense the many facets of human nature—both good and bad.

Title: The Pilgrim’s Progress (book report book)
Author: John Bunyan Item Number: 25790
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. Number of Pages: 324
Copyright: 2003 (1678)  
Description: This classic allegory tells the tale of a pilgrim’s journey, with its many trials and temptations, to the Celestial City.