The World Literature ebook contains the same text as the print edition of the book. World Literature is also known as English 5, and is the fifth 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 World Literature
Module 1: The Odyssey by Homer
Honors: The Iliad by Homer
Module 2: Antigone by Sophocles
The Burial at Thebes: A Verson of Sophocles’ Antigone by Seamus Heaney
Honors: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Module 3: The Aeneid by Virgil
Honors: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch
Module 4: Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante
Honors: Paradisio and/or Purgatorio by Dante
Module 5: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Honors: The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Module 6: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Honors: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo or
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Module 7: The Portable Nineteenth Century Russian Reader edited by George Gibian
Honors: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Module 8: Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Honors: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (if you didn’t read it in English II) and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Module 9: Out of Africa and “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen
Honors: Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life 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.