Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

Pride and Prejudice: A Play by Pamela Whalan

Pride and Prejudice: A Play by Pamela Whalan Enjoy an excerpt from Pride and Prejudice: A Play, by Pamela Whalan, who has adaptated Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice for the stage. Sometimes acting out a section of the novel can … Continue reading

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Social Background of Pride and Prejudice by Pamela Whalan

The Social Background of Pride and Prejudice by Pamela Whalan Matrimony and Finances: Women’s Options, Marriage Settlements, and Family Obligations Cost of Living: Travel and Clothing Earning Money: Property, Military, Law, and Church Work and Leisure Time: Business, Parliament, The … Continue reading

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Of Education by John Milton

Of Education by John Milton Master Hartlib, I am long since persuaded that to say and do aught worth memory and imitation, no purpose or respect should sooner move us than simply the love of God and of mankind. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Hermitage Video Tour

Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Other World Literature (E5) videos Related Content:World Literature Videos Videos referenced in World Literature (E5): Unit 1 Ancient Greek…Brief History of Russia video Here is … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Biography

A Brief Biography of Jane Austen David Cody, Associate Professor of English, Hartwick College Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775, to Rev. George Austen and the former Cassandra Leigh in Steventon, Hampshire, the seventh of eight children. Like the … Continue reading

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Robert Frost Resources

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was an American poet who often wrote about the simple, outdoor pleasures of New England. Learn more about his life and work through these resources: “The Road Not Taken” Video of Frost reciting his own poem, “Stopping … Continue reading

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Modernism, Faith, and Intellectuals

In a modernist culture hostile to Christianity, how did T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and many more join the faith—and how did other intellectuals like Virginia Woolf react? Learn more about the interaction of Modernist attitudes, … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Resources

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) led a life as colorful as one of his novels. He is most well-known for his book The Great Gatsby, a classic American tale of disillusionment with modernity. Enjoy the following Fitzgerald resources: Fitzgerald Collection at … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature—he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works and personality. Note that in both recordings below, Fitzgerald does not always follow … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Collection at USC

An incredible collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald materials belongs to the University of South Carolina Library. Learn more from their website: Introduction to Fitzgerald, his work, and times Fitzgerald biography The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott … Continue reading

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