E5e- World Literature eBook Excellence in Literature - eBook

E5e- World Literature eBook Excellence in Literature

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World Literature (English 5) is a one year, college-preparatory literature and composition course, and is the fifth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum.

Visit the print edition page for a full description.

Downloadable eBook: 154 pages


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The World Literature ebook contains the same text as the print edition of the book. World Literature is also known as English 5, and is the fifth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum. You can read a full description of the book and its contents at the print edition page, but here is a reading list of the books that will be studied at this level.

Reading List for Excellence in Literature's World Literature


Module 1: The Odyssey by Homer


Honors: The Iliad by Homer

 

Module 2: Antigone by Sophocles


The Burial at Thebes: A Verson of Sophocles’ Antigone by Seamus Heaney


Honors: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

 

Module 3: The Aeneid by Virgil


Honors: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch

 

Module 4: Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante


Honors: Paradisio and/or Purgatorio by Dante

 

Module 5: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes


Honors: The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

 

Module 6: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo


Honors: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo or


Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

 

Module 7: The Portable Nineteenth Century Russian Reader edited by George Gibian


Honors: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

Module 8: Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Honors: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (if you didn’t read it in English II) and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

 

Module 9: Out of Africa and “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen

Honors: Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis


Following the nine modules that outline readings and a week-by-week lesson plan for each of the classic works being studied, you will find reference resources, including instructions for evaluation, reproducible rubric and assignment sheets, and more.

You can see an annotated listing of each of the introductory and reference chapters at the "What is included in Excellence in Literature" post.

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