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Janice Campbell

High school students will gain an understanding of the development of British literature through an in-depth guided study of nine great works.

† Contains distinctly Christian content


This challenging, self-directed course introduces students to British literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Students will perform in-depth research throughout this advanced high school course.


Works studied in this course:

Canterbury Tales by Chaucer 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 
The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spenser 
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf 
(Additional works are suggested throughout for those who wish to make this an honors course.)

  • Suggested literary analysis prerequisite: Windows to the World (along with its accompanying resource, A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis)
  • Suggested writing prerequisite: The Elegant Essay
  • Prior experience in IEW's Structure and Style method is helpful but not required.




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Excellence in Literature: British Literature

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    Third Edition, February 2014

    Copyright Date: 

    2008, 2014


    166 pages


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