The British Literature ebook contains the same text as the print edition of the book. British Literature is also known as English 4, and is the fourth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum. You can read a full description of the book and its contents at the print edition page, but here is a reading list of the books that will be studied at this level.
Reading List for Excellence in Literature’s British Literature eBook
Module 1: Beowulf
Honors: The Dream of the Rood and Caedmon’s Hymn or The Battle of Malden
Module 2: Canterbury Tales (selected) by Geoffrey Chaucer
Honors: Piers Plowman by William Langland
Module 3: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spenser and “Letters to Raleigh”
Honors: Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
Module 4: King Lear by William Shakespeare
Honors: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Module 5: Paradise Lost by John Milton
Honors: Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (if not read in English I) or The Temple by George Herbert (Poetry Collection)
Module 6: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Honors: Persuasion or other novel by Jane Austen
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Module 7: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Honors: Oliver Twist or David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Module 8: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Honors: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë or Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (if you did not read it in English I) or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Module 9: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Honors: Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
Following the nine modules that outline readings and a week-by-week lesson plan for each of the classic works being studied, you will find reference resources, including instructions for evaluation, reproducible rubric and assignment sheets, and more. You can see an annotated listing of each of the introductory and reference chapters at the “What is included in Excellence in Literature” post.
Visit my blog to read about how I chose the literature for Excellence in Literature. This link will open in a new tab, so you don’t have to worry about losing your place here.
You and your student will have the print book for reference and evaluation, but the student will be able to view the modules online, and click links (on most computers) to the context resources, rather than typing out the URLs.