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Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2018 Courses

Courses in Literature
 
The Thought Plickens: Learning to Think Critically • [2018] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required
  Required Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll Publisher: Norton Critical Edition

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Jungle Books
Rudyard Kipling Publisher: Oxford World Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald Publisher: Create Space Publishing

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson Publisher: Modern Library Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame Publisher: Modern Library

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.

Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore • [2018] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Optional A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
Various Authors

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional Bulfinch's Mythology (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Thomas Bulfinch, Charles Martin (Introduction)

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional Just So Stories - Illustrated Edition
Rudyard Kipling

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)
Anonymous, Husain Haddawy, Muhsin Mahdi Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Complete Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen (Wordsworth Special Editions)
Hans Christian Andersen

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.

Summer Shakespeare I • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare
  Required As You Like It
William Shakespeare
  Required Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare
  Required King Lear
William Shakespeare
  Required Richard II
William Shakespeare
  Required Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare
  Required The Merchant of Venice
William Shakespeare
  Required The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare
  Required Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare
  Optional All of Shakespeare
Maurice Charney

NOT required. A convenient middle-weight overview of the whole Shakespeare corpus by a scholar and theorist of theater. Not as penetrating as Garber or Bloom, but somewhat more accessible.
  Optional Essential Shakespeare Handbook
Leslie Dunton-Downer, Alan Riding, Karen Wilks (Designer), Elizabeth Wyse (Editor)

NOT required. This book provides a systematic overview of the whole corpus of Shakespeare plays in an accessible and colorful form, with notes on famous performances, themes, settings, and other such details. It is very useful for a student first getting to know Shakespeare, and equally useful for an advanced student wanting to have the ability to see the corpus in outline.
  Optional Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber

NOT required. A useful book covering all of Shakespeare's plays critically and thoughtfully, aware of contemporary scholarly trends but not overly encumbered by them.
  Optional Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Harold Bloom

NOT Required. A celebrated and widely cited book, filled with Bloom's own highly personal approach to the various plays in the Shakespeare corpus. Appropriate for the more advanced general reader or the serious scholar; certain to be intimidating for the novice.
  Optional Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Stephen Greenblatt

NOT required. This is a fascinating recent biographical discussion of how Shakespeare's life may have shaped his work. All Shakespeare biography is chancy, and theories about Shakespearean authorship tend largely to divert us from the more serious issues of understanding his plays, but this study has some material relevance to the material at hand. Suitable for more mature readers; probably not appropriate for younger readers.

Looking at Middle-earth • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien
  Required The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

Any edition will suffice.
  Optional The Silmarillion
J. R. R. Tolkien

Not required, but the next logical step after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

World Literature • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required World Literature
Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky

Be sure to obtained the revised edition as specified by the ISBN. Copies are available used at ridiculously low prices: do read the descriptions of their condition to avoid getting something that is just falling apart.

Western Literature to Dante • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Erich Auerbach, Willard R. Trask (tr.)
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind

Please use this edition for the plays it includes; other translations will cause confusion in class.
  Required The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
Virgil, David West

Please do not resort to other translations; they tend to cause confusion in class.
  Required The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, tr. Victor Watts
  Required The Holy Bible: New International Translation
Various, NIV Commission (tr.)

You need some translation of the Bible for this course, preferably a reasonably modern one; it need not be this edition or even this translation. I value the New International Version for its literal accuracy, though its language tends to be rather stiff and sometime slanted; the King James Version, while beautiful and a work of genius in its day, is laden with numerous pitfalls for the modern reader. The Revised Standard Version is reasonably sound, if you can get it; the New Revised Standard Version is riddled with politically motivated compromises of every sort. Other options would be the Jerusalem Bible or the New English Bible.
  Required The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
Homer, Robert Fagles

Please do not resort to other translations; doing so makes referring to pages impossible, and creates unnecessary storms of opinion relating to translated forms. You may get any other edition of the Fagles translation required, though.
  Required The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation
Anonymous, A. T. Hatto (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this work; they tend to create confusions in class.
  Required The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
Homer, D. C. H. Rieu, Peter V. Jones, E. V. Rieu

Please do not resort to other translations; they are likely to create confusion in class.
  Required The Portable Dante
Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this: it tends to create confusion in class. In addition, many other translations of Dante's Divine Comedy are very stilted and awkward, creating tonal and dictional problems of their own.
  Required The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Jesse L. Byock

Please do not resort to other translations if possible: it tends to create confusion in class. (The translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson is very archaic in diction and hence quite difficult for many students to read.)
  Required The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations if possible; they tend to cause confusions in class.
  Required Western Literature to Dante: A Parents' Guide
Bruce A. McMenomy

This is a handbook I have prepared for parents who have enrolled for the course, or who are considering it. It gives a complete rundown of course elements, pedagogical goals, study techniques, and background material on each unit to help parents evaluate the course's suitability or to guide their children through it.
  Optional Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Not required, but encouraged for those who have no background in mythology: have this read over the summer.
  Optional The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children)
Howard Pyle

Not required, but students who have no background in the Arthurian tales may benefit from reading this through before the second half of the course.

English Literature • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required England in Literature (Macbeth Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

If you cannot secure the Macbeth edition, the Hamlet edition is acceptable as well - merely make sure that you also have the optional Folger version of Macbeth listed below. That accounts for the only differences between the two volumes.

This book is now out of print, as Scott, Foresman has been assimilated by Prentice-Hall. Used copies are available.

  Required Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only. Unannotated editions of Shakespeare usually spell disaster for student comprehension, while using different texts (which often vary substantively) will merely create confusion in class.
  Required Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition. Other editions are not acceptable for various reasons: chief among them the fact that unannotated texts tend to be impenetrable for the younger student.
  Optional A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or Great Expectations is required for the class. You do not need to acquire both, though you may. Any unabridged version of the novel will suffice.
  Optional England in Literature (Hamlet Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

NOTE: This is presented as an alternative if you cannot find the Macbeth edition. It is not otherwise needed. If you get this volume rather than the Macbeth edition, please ALSO secure the Folger Library Macbeth given as optional below.
  Optional Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
Mary Shelley

You may use any complete text of this book you have available. You should get either this or Pride and Prejudice, though you may read both.
  Optional Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or A Tale of Two Cities is required for the class. You need not get both, though of course you may. Any unabridged edition is sufficient.
  Optional Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

NOTE: Not normally required. This is offered as an alternative for those who buy the Hamlet Edition of the textbook. If you have the Macbeth Edition, it is not necessary.
  Optional Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Jane Austen

This or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is required for the class; you need not get both (though you are free to do so).

American Literature • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Man for All Seasons (Vintage International)
Robert Bolt

You may use any complete text edition of this play.
  Required Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Edition)
Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using critical materials unique to this edition for class.
  Required Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Editions)
Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor)

Please do not substitute any other edition. We will be using the special critical material unique to this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

You may use any complete edition of this play.
  Required The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway

You may use any available copy of this book.
  Required The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical Editions)
Stephen Crane, Eric Carl Link (Editor), Donald Pizer (Editor)

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using the unique materials available in this particular edition for class.
  Required The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

Please do not substitute another edition of this book. We will be using the unique critical material in this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The United States in Literature (Three Long Stories)
James E. Miller Jr., Kerry M. Wood, Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer

Please get this edition. If you cannot find the Three Long Stories edition, the other one will do, but you will need to track down those three stories in some other format.

Senior English (Literature) • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required An Experiment in Criticism
C. S. Lewis

Any edition of this book will do.
  Required Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick (Translator)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Billy Budd and Other Tales
Hermann Melville, Joyce Carol Oates
  Required Copenhagen
Michael Frayn
  Required Emma (Norton Critical Edition)
Jane Austen

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Fathers and Children (Norton Critical Edition)
Ivan Turgenev, ed. Michael R. Katz

It is essential to get this edition of the book. Other versions are not going to provide the correct critical material for our class discussions.
  Required Hamlet: An Authoritative Text, Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Joseph Conrad, Ross Murfin (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Ibsen's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)
Jean Baptiste Racine

Any complete text of this play in a reasonable translation will suffice.
  Required Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
  Required Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson

It is imperative that you get and use this edition only. It is signficantly changed from previous editions.
  Required Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary Edition)
Tom Stoppard

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind (ed.)
  Required The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics)
Pierre Corneille, John Cairncross

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides I
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
  Required The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
  Required The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required The Life of the Drama
Eric Bentley
  Required The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Signet Classics)
Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame

Any complete edition of the play will suffice.
  Required The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
  Required The Rhetoric of Fiction
Wayne C. Booth

A reasonable search online or through Amazon’s secondary dealers can often turn up inexpensive used copies of this volume.
  Required The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin Classics)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Michael Hulse (Translator)
  Required The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
T. S. Eliot, Michael North (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C. S. Lewis

Any edition of this work is fine.
  Required War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, tr.

Any complete version will suffice, but I strongly recommend this version or the Dunnigan version (from Signet) for readability. The Maude translation is very dated and rather painful to read.
  Required Wuthering Heights (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Emily Bronte, Linda H. Peterson

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Optional 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Highly recommended for writing guidance on questions of usage. Not strictly required.

Western Literature to Dante II • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Greek Lyrics
Richmond Lattimore, ed.

Used versions of this book are available for about $2.00 through Amazon (the SO Bookstore), and it is also widely available at larger libraries.
  Required Parzival: A Romance of the Middle Ages
Wolfram von Eschenbach, Helen M. Mustard (tr.), Charles E. Passage (tr.)

I really don't care overly whether you get this one or the equivalent Penguin version; I slightly prefer this one myself. Either way, however, you can get them used for fairly little. The work is long enough that you probably don't want to have to read it online.
  Required The Cosmographia of Bernardus Silvestris
Bernardus Silvestris, Winthrop Wetherbee (tr.)

I've listed this as required because it's virtually impossible to find any other way. You are welcome to use any edition you can find, however. (Warning: the Latin original text is available as well, but is dizzyingly difficult.)
  Required The Discarded Image
C. S. Lewis

This book will be required, though any edition is acceptable. (I've listed the Canto edition of 1994, but it was published through the main Cambridge University Press series much earlier.)
  Required The Quest of the Holy Grail
Anon., Pauline M. Mararasso, tr.

This is not available many other places, which is why I've listed it as required. The Matarasso translation has been out there for years, though, and there should be many copies available used for a pittance.
  Required The Romance of the Rose
Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meung, tr. Dahlberg

I'm not really insisting on a particular translation, so you can pick and choose, but some version is necessary. This is a big work, so give yourself some lead time.
  Required The Romance of Tristan
Beroul, Alan S. Fedrick (tr.)

I've listed this as required so that you'll make sure you're getting the Beroul version, but if you can find it elsewhere, I don't really mind. It's important not to mistake it for any of the many other Tristan stories out there.
  Required Tristan
Gottfried von Strassburg

Since this is not widely available, I've listed it as required here, but anywhere you can get it is fine. It is long enough that even if it were readily available online, you'd probably rather not have to read it that way.
  Optional Arthurian Romances
Chrétien de Troyes, Carleton W. Carroll (tr.)

There are a number of versions out there; David Staines' is also quite acceptable. This one is somewhat more economical, and there are used versions available. The texts of most of the romances are also available online.
  Optional Categories and De Interpretatione
Aristotle, J. L. Ackrill (tr.)

These works are also available online if you don't want to pay for this (rather shockingly expensive) edition; Ackrill's notes really are superior, however, so this is strongly recommended. The work is available used from about $10.00.
  Optional Edda (Prose Edda)
Snorri Sturluson

The text here is one of several convenient versions; it is also available online in other translations.
  Optional Greek Tragedies, vol. 2: The Libation Bearers (Aeschylus), Electra (Sophocles), Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, and The Trojan Women (Euripides)
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, David Greene

Some versions of both Sophocles' and Euripides' Electra are required. This is one accessible form; the plays are also available online, though I recommend against the very old Morehead translations.
  Optional Greek Tragedies, vol. 2: The Libation Bearers (Aeschylus), Electra (Sophocles), Iphigenia in Tauris, Electra, and The Trojan Women (Euripides)
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, David Greene

Some versions of both Sophocles' and Euripides' Electra are required. This is one accessible form; the plays are also available online, though I recommend against the very old Morehead translations.
  Optional La Vita Nuova
Dante Alighieri, Barbara Reynolds (tr.)

You are also welcome to use the Mark Musa version (published separately or as part of the Portable Dante).
  Optional Njal's Saga (sometimes The Saga of Burnt Njal).
Anon., Robert Cook, tr.

The older Magnusson version from Penguin is equally acceptable; the text is also available online at the Internet Sacred Texts Archive.
  Optional On the Good Life
Cicero, Michael Grant

We'll be reading the Somnium Scipionis (Scipio's Dream) from this. There are a number of versions available online, though Grant's translation is quite accessible.
  Optional Poems of the Elder Edda
Anon., Patricia Terry (tr.)

Terry's translation is lively and engaging. You may read these poems here or in the Hollander edition; unless you are a real maven of things Nordic you probably don't need both. You can also find the relevant poems online, so don't really need to buy any.
  Optional Statius, Charles Stanley Ross (tr.)
The Thebaid: Seven Against Thebes

We'll be spending several weeks on this, and it's hefty and long: you'll probably want a hard copy. This version is available used in paperback for a reasonable price. Any other version is acceptable, though it is somewhat difficult to find, and is fairly hard to locate in a readable edition online.
  Optional The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece
Apollonios Rhodios, Peter Green, tr.

I offer this as a verse alternative to the Penguin Rieu version. It is somewhat more expensive, though there are copies listing for less than a dollar through the Amazon site. You do NOT need both this and the Rieu.
  Optional The Comedies
Terence, Betty Radice (tr.)

These plays are available in many editions and online. You may read these plays in any format that's available; this is a fairly convenient one with a good solid (and readable) translation if you want the physical book. Make sure you get both the Hecyra and the Adelphoe.
  Optional The Frogs and Other Plays
Aristophanes, David Barrett (tr.)

Some reasonable modern version of this play is required; this edition is available cheaply in quantity. One can also elect to use a library edition or to read the play online.
  Optional The Lais of Marie de France
Marie de France, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)

You will need some version containing the various Lais. There is also a version in the Everyman Library, and some online. I don't care much which one you use.
  Optional The Plays of Roswitha
Roswitha von Gandersheim

There are various editions of this to be found here and there; you are certainly welcome to use any version you like, including the online edition in the Mediaeval Sourcebook site at Fordham.
  Optional The Poetic Edda
Anon., Lee M. Hollander, tr.

This is probably well worth getting if you like this kind of material: Hollander's notes are extensive and intriguing, and his translation is probably better than any other out there for accuracy. I am also listing the Terry translation, however, if you would like an alternative.
  Optional The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Plautus, E. F. Watling (tr.)

I really don't care whether you read this in a book or online. If you want the hard copy, this is a reasonable edition. We need both the Menaechmi (contained herein) and the Amphitruo (Amphitryo, Amphitryon, in different editions), one way or the other. Reasonably cheap used copies are available at Amazon.
  Optional The Rope and Other Plays
Plautus, E. F. Watling (tr.)

As with the Menaechmi, I offer this as a convenience: you may read the play online or in another edition if you prefer. Inexpensive copies are available at Amazon.
  Optional The Shorter Socratic Writings
Xenophon, Robert C. Bartlett, ed. and tr.

Some edition of the Apology of Socrates (Xenophon's account, not Plato's!) is required. This is offered in case you want to own your own, but it is short and freely available through the Perseus Project.
  Optional The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
Apollonius of Rhodes, E. V. Rieu (ed., tr.)

Some edition of the Argonautica is required. It's less available online than some other works in this course, and it's long enough that you'd probably rather not read it all from the screen. I don't really care, however, which edition you use. This is a prose translation. I have also listed a verse translation by Peter Green, but it is somewhat more expensive.
  Optional Timaeus and Critias
Plato, Desmond Lee (tr.)

Some edition of the Timaeus is required; one may read it from a library edition, some other reasonably modern translation of published independently or in a collected Plato.
  Optional Two Lives of Charlemagne
Einhard, Notker the Stammerer, David Ganz (ed., tr.)

We'll be reading the Einhard half of this. It is available any number of places online, and the older Penguin edition will certainly suffice.


Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2017 Courses
Looking at Middle-earth • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien
  Required The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

Any edition will suffice.
  Optional The Silmarillion
J. R. R. Tolkien

Not required, but the next logical step after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Summer Shakespeare III • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Cymbeline
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Henry VIII
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition
  Required King John
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Othello
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Pericles, Prince of Tyre
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition.
  Required Timon of Athens
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Titus Andronicus
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Troilus and Cressida
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Two Gentlemen of Verona
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition

The Thought Plickens: Learning to Think Critically • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll Publisher: Norton Critical Edition

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome Publisher: David R. Godine Publishing

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Jungle Books
Rudyard Kipling Publisher: Oxford World Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald Publisher: Create Space Publishing

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson Publisher: Modern Library Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame Publisher: Modern Library

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.

Western Literature to Dante • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Erich Auerbach, Willard R. Trask (tr.)
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind

Please use this edition for the plays it includes; other translations will cause confusion in class.
  Required The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
Virgil, David West

Please do not resort to other translations; they tend to cause confusion in class.
  Required The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, tr. Victor Watts
  Required The Holy Bible: New International Translation
Various, NIV Commission (tr.)

You need some translation of the Bible for this course, preferably a reasonably modern one; it need not be this edition or this translation. I value the New International Version for its literal accuracy, though its language tends to be rather stiff and sometime slanted; the King James Version, while beautiful and a work of genius in its day, is laden with numerous pitfalls for the modern reader. The Revised Standard Version is reasonably sound, if you can get it; the New Revised Standard Version is riddled with politically motivated compromises of every sort.
  Required The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
Homer, Robert Fagles

Please do not resort to other translations; doing so makes referring to pages impossible, and creates unnecessary storms of opinion relating to translated forms. You may get any other edition of the Fagles translation required, though.
  Required The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation
Anonymous, A. T. Hatto (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this work; they tend to create confusions in class.
  Required The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
Homer, D. C. H. Rieu, Peter V. Jones, E. V. Rieu

Please do not resort to other translations; they are likely to create confusion in class.
  Required The Portable Dante
Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this: it tends to create confusion in class. In addition, many other translations of Dante's Divine Comedy are very stilted and awkward, creating tonal and dictional problems of their own.
  Required The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Jesse L. Byock

Please do not resort to other translations if possible: it tends to create confusion in class. (The translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson is very archaic in diction and hence quite difficult for many students to read.)
  Required The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations if possible; they tend to cause confusions in class.
  Required Western Literature to Dante: A Parents' Guide
Bruce A. McMenomy

This is a handbook I have prepared for parents who have enrolled for the course, or who are considering it. It gives a complete rundown of course elements, pedagogical goals, study techniques, and background material on each unit to help parents evaluate the course's suitability or to guide their children through it.
  Optional Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Not required, but encouraged for those who have no background in mythology: have this read over the summer.
  Optional The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children)
Howard Pyle

Not required, but students who have no background in the Arthurian tales may benefit from reading this through before the second half of the course.

English Literature • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required England in Literature (Macbeth Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

If you cannot secure the Macbeth edition, the Hamlet edition is acceptable as well - merely make sure that you also have the optional Folger version of Macbeth listed below. That accounts for the only differences between the two volumes.

This book is now out of print, as Scott, Foresman has been assimilated by Prentice-Hall. Used copies are available.

  Required Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only. Unannotated editions of Shakespeare usually spell disaster for student comprehension, while using different texts (which often vary substantively) will merely create confusion in class.
  Required Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition. Other editions are not acceptable for various reasons: chief among them the fact that unannotated texts tend to be impenetrable for the younger student.
  Optional A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or Great Expectations is required for the class. You do not need to acquire both, though you may. Any unabridged version of the novel will suffice.
  Optional England in Literature (Hamlet Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

NOTE: This is presented as an alternative if you cannot find the Macbeth edition. It is not otherwise needed. If you get this volume rather than the Macbeth edition, please ALSO secure the Folger Library Macbeth given as optional below.
  Optional Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
Mary Shelley

You may use any complete text of this book you have available. You should get either this or Pride and Prejudice, though you may read both.
  Optional Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or A Tale of Two Cities is required for the class. You need not get both, though of course you may. Any unabridged edition is sufficient.
  Optional Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

NOTE: Not normally required. This is offered as an alternative for those who buy the Hamlet Edition of the textbook. If you have the Macbeth Edition, it is not necessary.
  Optional Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Jane Austen

This or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is required for the class; you need not get both (though you are free to do so).

American Literature • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Man for All Seasons (Vintage International)
Robert Bolt

You may use any complete text edition of this play.
  Required Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Edition)
Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using critical materials unique to this edition for class.
  Required Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Editions)
Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor), Harrison Hayford (Editor)

Please do not substitute any other edition. We will be using the special critical material unique to this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

You may use any complete edition of this play.
  Required The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway

You may use any available copy of this book.
  Required The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical Editions)
Stephen Crane, Donald Pizer (Editor)

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using the unique materials available in this particular edition for class.
  Required The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

Please do not substitute another edition of this book. We will be using the unique critical material in this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The United States in Literature (Three Long Stories)
James E. Miller Jr., Kerry M. Wood, Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer

Please get this edition. If you cannot find the Three Long Stories edition, the other one will do, but you will need to track down those three stories in some other format.

Senior English (Literature) • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required An Experiment in Criticism
C. S. Lewis
  Required Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick (Translator)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Billy Budd and Other Tales
Hermann Melville, Joyce Carol Oates
  Required Copenhagen
Michael Frayn
  Required Emma (Norton Critical Edition)
Jane Austen

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Fathers and Children (Norton Critical Edition)
Ivan Turgenev, ed. Michael R. Katz

It is essential to get this edition of the book. Other versions are not going to provide the correct critical material for our class discussions.
  Required Hamlet: An Authoritative Text, Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Joseph Conrad, Ross Murfin (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Ibsen's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)
Jean Baptiste Racine

Any complete text of this play in a reasonable translation will suffice.
  Required Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
  Required Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson

It is imperative that you get and use this edition only. It is signficantly changed from previous editions.
  Required Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind (ed.)
  Required The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics)
Pierre Corneille, John Cairncross

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides I
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
  Required The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
  Required The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required The Life of the Drama
Eric Bentley
  Required The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Signet Classics)
Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame

Any complete edition of the play will suffice.
  Required The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
  Required The Rhetoric of Fiction
Wayne C. Booth

A reasonable search online or through Amazon’s secondary dealers can often turn up inexpensive used copies of this volume.
  Required The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin Classics)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Michael Hulse (Translator)
  Required The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
T. S. Eliot, Michael North (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C. S. Lewis
  Required War and Peace (Signet Classics)
Leo Tolstoy, Ann Dunnigan (tr.)

Any complete version will suffice, but I strongly recommend the Dunnigan version for readability.
  Required Wuthering Heights (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Emily Bronte, Linda H. Peterson

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Optional 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Highly recommended for writing guidance on questions of usage. Not strictly required.


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