E2 Context Resources

Literature and Composition Module 2.1

Robinson Crusoe

Study Guide: Literature and Composition (Excellence in Literature, English 2)

Focus Text

E2 Module 1 is the focus text for Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoeRobinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2rMZtb1 

Honors Texts for an Adventure Focus

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss and/or

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

OR Honors Texts for a Spiritual Autobiography Focus

The Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo (Ignatius Critical Edition) OR

Grace Abounding to the Chiefest of Sinners by John Bunyan

[NOTE: No matter which focus you choose, the emphasis is on Robinson Crusoe as literature from an academic perspective. Most classic literature addresses religion in one way or another; Excellence in Literature deals only with the literary elements of this and does not promote a particular perspective.]

EIL 2.1 Context Resource Links

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.

Readings

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/journeys/voyage_html/selkirk.htm

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-real-robinson-crusoe-74877644/

http://www.christianhistorytimeline.com/DAILYF/2002/02/daily-02-02-2002.shtml

https://excellence-in-literature.com/religion-in-robinson-crusoe-by-lilia-melani

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/18century/topic_4/welcome.htm

 The Author’s Life

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/155842/Daniel-Defoe

http://www.notablebiographies.com/De-Du/Defoe-Daniel.html

http://www.luminarium.org/eightlit/defoe/defoebio.htm

Poetry

https://excellence-in-literature.com/john-dryden-poetry

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-tree-by-anne-finch

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/284

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-wreck-of-the-deutschland-by-gerard-manley-hopkins

https://excellence-in-literature.com/gods-grandeur-by-gerard-manley-hopkins

https://excellence-in-literature.com/poetry-2/richard-austin-recites-hopkins-poetry

Audio

Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2rMZtb1 (I recommend the Charlton Griffin narration.)

http://librivox.org/robinson-crusoe-by-daniel-defoe/ (Amateur)

Video

http://www.rcrusoe.org/home_eng.html

https://excellence-in-literature.com/robinson-crusoe-1927-silent-film

Visual Arts

http://www.artpassions.net/wyeth/wyeth.html

https://excellence-in-literature.com/art-2/illustrator-howard-pyle

http://www.nga.gov/feature/artnation/vernet/index.shtm

Music

https://excellence-in-literature.com/opera-robinson-crusoe

https://excellence-in-literature.com/soundtrack-1970s-for-robinson-crusoe-television-show

Historic Context

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19562787

http://www.robinsoncrusoe.ca/photovisit.htm

Just For Fun

http://www.sitesalive.com/il/tg/private/iltgsurvival.htm

Tale of Little Pig Robinson

OR http://fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20081007

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-owl-and-the-pussy-cat-by-edward-lear


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