Category Archives: E1-Resources

Publicly-available resources.

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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Mark Twain Resources Index

Mark Twain Resources 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 of Mark … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe: “Annabel Lee” “The Raven” (read by Christopher Walken) “The Raven” (poem text) Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe: “The … Continue reading

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Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

As the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Charlotte Brontë would have been familiar with the church music of the time. This playlist features King’s College Choir, Cambridge, and other choirs performing music that Charlotte and her sisters may have known, as well … Continue reading

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“The White Heron” Audio

“A White Heron,” an 1886 short story by American author Sarah Orne Jewett, features Sylvia, a young girl who comes from a big city to live in the country with her grandmother. As she searches for their cow one evening, she … Continue reading

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“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

O. Henry is the pseudonym of American author William Sydney Porter, who is best known for his funny, warm, short stories with surprise endings. In this 1952 dramatization, you will see O. Henry at his best. The video features “The Ransom of Red … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter Dramatized

Although suspenseful music accompanies this 1952 dramatization, “The Purloined Letter” by American author Edgar Allan Poe lacks the element of horror found in most of Poe’s other short stories. Instead, this is one of Poe’s tales of ratiocination or reasoning, … Continue reading

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“The Diamond Necklace” Audio

“The Diamond Necklace” (La Parure) is a short story by French author Guy De Maupassant. It was first published in 1884 in the French newspaper, Le Gaulois, and has become one of De Maupassant’s most popular tales. If you would … Continue reading

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Solitude An Ode by Alexander Pope

Solitude: An Ode by Alexander Pope     I How happy he, who free from care The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. II Whose herds with milk, whose fields … Continue reading

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