Unit 1: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
Honors: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss or The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
Optional: The book of Jonah (any translation) and Grace Abounding to the Chiefest of Sinners by John Bunyan
Unit 2: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Honors: “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau and “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unit 3: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Honors: The Man in the Iron Mask or The Three Musketeers by Dumas
Unit 4: The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Honors: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
Unit 5: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Honors: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Unit 6: Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Honors: Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
Unit 7: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Honors: King John by William Shakespeare
Unit 8: Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Honors: Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare or Rob Roy by Scott
Unit 9: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Honors: Kim by Rudyard Kipling
You'll find many of the context resources at the Excellence in Literature website, so even if a link changes, you'll have what you need.
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NOTE: One of our loyal curriculum users provided the following list of the units, organized by chronological order. You may opt to study them this way, as well. The original order was selected in order to alternate longer, more challenging works with shorter ones. Either way works just fine. Enjoy!
Renaissance: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare(1564-1616)
Neo-Classical: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe (c. 1660-1731)
English Romanticism: Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Romanticism: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
American Romanticism: Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Romantic Victorian: The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde
Modernism: The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Modernist/Regional: Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Modern Myth: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (1898-1965)
Note: Books listed are focus texts only. Context reading will be assigned on the syllabus.