Book List Options for British Literature 2015 / 2016

British Literature Books

Novel List:  Choose the book most appropriate to your student’s level.  You can mix and match levels throughout the course, or increase in levels as the year progresses.  If you are unsure where to start, I will be happy to help you decide which level is most appropriate.

Module


Introductory

Intermediate

Honors (choose either the introductory or intermediate selection *and* one of these books)

First Mini Class




Beowulf


Available online at

poetryintranslation.com

Beowulf Dover Thrift (in narrative form)

ISBN  978-486272641 

Struggling readers:

Beowulf by Michael Morpugo

ISBN 978-0763672973

Beowulf:  A Verse Translation Penguin

ISBN 978-0140449310



Beowulf: New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition by Seamus Heany

ISBN 978-0393320978

Canterbury Tales


Available online at

poetryintranslation.com


*This edition is so delightful, I highly recommend it for ALL students if desired.  It is a narrative retelling of the poetry.

The Canterbury Tales, Retold*

By Geraldine McCaughrean

ISBN 978-0140380538


Dover Thrift Edition Selected Canterbury Tales (if desired; for under $2, students can have selections in poetry form)



Dover Thrift Edition Selected Canterbury Tales



Piers Plowman by William Langland

Second Mini Class




Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


Available online at

poetryintranslation.com


For struggling readers:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpugo


Any version


Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen –OR--

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Any unabridged version

Struggling readers:  An abridged version

Any unabridged version

Persuasion or any other Jane Austen novel or Middlemarch by George Eliot


Third Mini Class




Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bronte

--or

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Any unabridged version

Struggling readers:

An abridged version such as the Usborne Classic Version

Any unabridged version

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte; or an additional Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

--or

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet + Perelandra

Out of the Silent Planet + Perelandra

+ That Hideous Strength



Shakespeare Mini




Mini-session Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare

The Tempest

King Lear

No Fear Shakespeare or Folger Library

The Tempest

King Lear

No Fear Shakespeare or Folger Library

The Tempest

King Lear

Hamlet

Optional Additional Modules

These modules are included in our guide but not covered in class

Parents may use these at home if desired


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens



Oliver Twist or David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Paradise Lost by John Milton



Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan or The Temple by George Herbert (poetry)






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