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English Literature IV Reading List

English Literature IV Reading List

by William Michael -
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Dear friends,

In English Literature IV, students will work through modern (primarily American) literature.  Here is the initial reading list planned for the course:

  • Thomas More, Utopia (4 hours)
  • Francis Bacon, New Atlantis (2 hours)
  • Columbus, Letter on First Voyage
  • Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity
  • Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (14 hours)
  • Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (12 hours)
  • Paine, Common Sense
  • Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
  • Madison, Federalist Papers #10
  • Madison, Federalist Papers #51
  • Hamilton, Federalist Papers #68
  • The U.S Constitution (1 hour)
  • Irving, Rip Van Winkle (2 hours)
  • Emerson, Nature (2 hours)
  • Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1 hour)
  • Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (18 hours)
  • Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1 hour)
  • Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (11 hours)
  • Alcott, Little Women (20 hours)
  • U.S. Constitution, Amendments (1 hour)
  • T.S Eliot, The Wasteland (1 hour)
  • TS Eliot, The Hollow Men ()
  • Huxley, Brave New World (8 hours)
  • Orwell, 1984 (11 hours)
  • Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (6 hours)
  • King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”. (1 hour)
This course will be opening this year and is intended to be studied alongside our American History course.  These courses will also be included in our Senior English and History courses.

God bless,
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy