World Literature Print and eBook Set


World Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. This study guide focuses on a survey of full-length great books of Western Civilization. All literature is taught in its historic and artistic context, and the study guide provides week-by-week lesson plans.

The World Literature print and ebook set makes it easy to refer to reference chapters while using the onscreen edition for click-through access to context resources.

Print book and downloadable eBook: 165 pages


World Literature: English 5

World Literature (English 5) is a one year, college-preparatory literature and composition course, and is the fifth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12.

In World Literature, you will study:


—The Odyssey by Homer

—Antigone by Sophocles

—The Aeneid by Virgil

—Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante

—Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

—Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

—The Portable Nineteenth Century Russian Reader edited by George Gibian

—Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

—Out of Africa and “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen

Spiral bound; 8.5 x 11"; 165 pages

World Literature eBook: Excellence in Literature

World Literature (English 5) is a one year, college-preparatory literature and composition course, and is the fifth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum.

Visit the print edition page for a full description.

Downloadable eBook: 154 pages


Best value! The World Literature print and ebook bundle.

Advantages of choosing the print and ebook bundle

When you purchase the World Literature print and ebook set, each edition contains the same material, but each format serves a specific purpose. Here are a few of the advantages:

  • Printable rubrics and forms
    • The reproducible rubric and other forms can be printed off instead of photocopied.
  • Multiple users
    • If you have more than one student in your household using it at the same time,* each student will have a personal copy.
  • Easy reference
    • Important chapters such as How to Read a Book and How to Write an Essay are more easily referred to in the print version.
    • Parents can use the print copy to easily answer questions, compare student papers with the models, and so forth.
  • Efficient study
    • Keep the Formats and Models chapter in the print book open while typing an essay so you can easily stay on track.
  • Save time!
    • The student can view the modules online, and click links (on most computers) to the context resources, rather than typing out the URLs.

In World Literature, you will study:

  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • The Portable Nineteenth Century Russian Reader edited by George Gibian
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Out of Africa and “Babette’s Feast” by Isak Dinesen

You can read a full description of World Literature and its contents at the print edition page.

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.

*Note: Each ebook version is licensed for use in a single family or household, so you may use it on as many computers and with as many siblings as needed, but it should not be shared outside the home. Thank you!

World Literature is also known as English 5, and is the fifth volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum.


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