Category Archives: E1-Resources

Publicly-available resources.

George Orwell Resources

Would you like to learn more about George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four? George Orwell (1903-1950) was the pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, an English novelist whose work is known for clarity, intelligence, and wit, as well … 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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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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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources Edgar Allan Poe is another writer of the Romantic era. Although he is best known for his horror tales, he also wrote interesting poetry. You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. … 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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