Saturday, July 21, 2012

Yes, Even More on British Lit!

The afternoon has slipped away, dinner will be late, and I haven't played with the new horse since lunchtime (Yes!  We have our first horse!  Our middle dd was gifted a 1-yr-old Futurity horse and he was dropped off yesterday!).  The good news is that I've narrowed down some additions to our British Lit studies that I wrote about here and here.

I *plan* on incorporating the following Catholic British authors into our studies of British Literature.  If you see any that are not recommended or have other recommendations I missed, please let me know.  Here is my disclaimer:  I have not previewed these yet so this is still a working copy.  As always, each family should preview and decide what literature is appropriate for their children.  I tend to be on the prudish side :).

I will probably choose one from each author below.

Utopia by St. Thomas More:

The Dream of Gerontius by John Henry Newman:


Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde:


 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde:


Graham Greene: They seem much more "adult" but these are what I plan on skimming/previewing and hopefully I'll come back and update after I go through them. The Power and Glory by Graham Greene looks like a good adult read - I would need to preview it for dc.


Our Man in Havana by Greene:


Journey without Maps by Greene:


Monsignor Quixote by Greene (it sounds a little lighter than the others I looked at and may prove interesting to dds since we recently read Communist Manifesto):


Collected Short Stories by Graham Greene - this may be the best source to find something appropriate:


On to G.K. Chesterton... The Complete Father Brown Mysteries:


Favorite Father Brown Stories:




The Ballad of the White Horse (epic poem):


 The Everyman Chesterton:


Poems for all Purposes:


A Selection from his Non-Fictional Prose:


Eugenics and Other Evils:


Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw were friends that vehemently disagreed. This is a free Kindle download:


George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion:


Plays by Bernard Shaw:


This isn't related to anything but I am so curious... Springs of Humor (Goethe, Chesterton, Horace, Shakespeare, Shaw)


Any affiliate link referral fees help to support our homeschool.

No comments:

Post a Comment