Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

Henry David Thoreau Biography

Henry David Thoreau Biography by Dr. Ann Woodlief Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them. Born in 1817, one of his first … Continue reading

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Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus Related Content:Pygmalion and Galatea Legend told by Thomas Bulfinch Legend of Pygmalion and Galatea as told by Thomas … Continue reading

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A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming along a path through the pinewoods. … Continue reading

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George Orwell Timeline by Steven Kreis

George Orwell, 1903-1950 From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis | Resources | Chronology | Select Bibliography | Resources George Orwell (The Chestnut Tree Cafe) George Orwell George Orwell (O. Dag) George Orwell (Petri Liukkonen) George Orwell (Spartacus entry) George Orwell: … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography By Richard Dury, from the RLS Website Life and Publications Summary Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to a family of engineers who had … Continue reading

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History of Kenya by Bamber Gascoigne

History of Kenya From HistoryWorld by Bamber Gascoigne Masai and Kikuyu German-British carve up British East Africa Company East African Protectorate Kenya Colony Mau Mau Independence Masai and Kikuyu: to the 19th century In the time before the arrival of … Continue reading

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History of the Renaissance by Bamber Gascoigne

History of the Renaissance From HistoryWorld by Bamber Gascoigne The word Renaissance The Renaissance may be vivid in the mind’s eye – in images of human figures sculpted in the round, or in scenes painted with a profound and moving … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910) With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was—a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources available on the Excellence in Literature website: Biography … Continue reading

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Digital Dante Contest

Digital Dante Contest: 2014-2021 To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the publication of Dante’s Inferno in 2014, and the 700th anniversary of the publication of the Paradiso in 2021, Dr. Sebastian Mahfood is running a Digital Dante contest. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Steven Kreis History Guide Index

If you enjoy history, The History Guide site is well worth exploring. It is an outstanding site full of interesting articles, all written by a homeschool-friendly college professor, Dr. Steven Kreis. Many thanks to Dr. Kreis for allowing us to … Continue reading

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