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English Literature, 3rd ed. (Individual Course)

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This course provides a chronological study of classic English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth century. Selections in the textbook include such diverse forms as poems and hymns, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and plays. Authors featured in the textbook include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Wesley, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, Dickens, Shaw, and Orwell. Background material, brief author biographies, and histories of each time period are provided, along with a glossary of literary terms.

Authors: Jan Anderson and Laurel Hicks, eds.

Publisher: A Beka Book Publishers

Copyright: 2004 (3rd edition)

Number of Pages: 533

Academic Credit: 0.5

Course Materials: Textbook, 2 book report books (see below), answer key,* and 3 tests*

* Item published by Christian Liberty Press

Prerequisites: A course equivalent to World Literature is required.

Book Report Books: Choose any two from the following and list them in the comment box.


Title: Gulliver’s Travels and Other Writings (book report book)
Author: Jonathan Swift Item Number: 23704
Publisher: Bantam Dell Number of Pages: 642
Copyright: 1981 (1726)  
Description: This comprehensive collection of works uses satire throughout its stories to point out the foibles of human nature. Included in this collection are Gulliver’s TravelsA Tale of a Tub, “The Battle of the Books,” “A Modest Proposal,” “An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity,” “The Bickerstaff Papers,” and more.


Title: Great Expectations (book report book)
Author: Charles Dickens Item Number: 23703
Publisher: Bantam Dell Number of Pages: 522
Copyright: 2003 (1860-61)  
Description: Set in early Victorian England, this novel follows the life of a tiny orphaned boy named Pip as he struggles with a desire for wealth and social status, and eventually discovers his own values and priorities.


Title: Pride and Prejudice (book report book)
Author: Jane Austen Item Number: 25805
Publisher: Penguin Books Number of Pages: 435
Copyright: 2003 (1813)  
Description: Set in Britain, this light-hearted novel follows the relationship of Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry into a wealthy family, and her perceived-to-be arrogant and conceited suitor, Fitzwillian Darcy. Both must overcome both pride and prejudice if their relationship is ever to develop.


Title: The Screwtape Letters (book report book)
Author: C.S. Lewis Item Number: 29195
Publisher: HarperCollins Number of Pages: 209
Copyright: 1996 (1942)  
Description: This book, a treatise on the battle between good and evil, is a collection of letters from tempter Screwtape to his apprentice Wormwood on how to best cause the fall of an ordinary young man.


Title: The Portrait of a Lady (book report book)
Author: Henry James Item Number: 25795
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. Number of Pages: 477
Copyright: 2006 (1881)  
Description: This novel examines the differences between Europe and America through the life of a young American woman who moves to England and is caught in a struggle between independence and social propriety.

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