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Northridge Course Catalog

ENG 205-206: British Literature


Course Description

This course treats the history of British literature from the 14th century through the 20th century. Students will read many of the great English authors from Chaucer to Shakespeare, Dickens, and more. Thematically, the course tracks closely many of the themes of the sophomore AP European History course. By the end of the course, each student will understand and appreciate many of the great works of the English literary tradition.

Required Texts

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein. Bantam Classic, 2003.
Bunyan, John, and Roger Pooley. The Pilgrim’s Progress: from This World, to That Which Is to Come. Penguin, 2008.
Shakespeare, William, and Robert Woodrow Langbaum. The Tempest: with New and Updated Critical Essays and a Revised Bibliography. Signet Classic, 1998.
More, Thomas, and Paul Turner. Utopia. Penguin Books, 2003.
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities: a Story of the French Revolution: with an Introduction and Classic and Contemporary Criticism. Ignatius Press, 2012.

School: High School

Department: English

Length: Full Year


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