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Themes in Literature
by Jan Anderson
Themes in Literature seeks to build good character qualities in students while increasing enjoyment of good literature. Each unit is based on a theme, such as courage, faith, joy, justice, and humility. Leo Tolstoy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O. Henry, William Cowper, and Guy de Maupassant are but a few of the famous authors whose works are represented in this volume. Following ...more
Paperback, 508 pages
Published 2001 by A Beka Book
(first published 1979)
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Dec 05, 2014 Werner rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting a textbook for a general literature course.
Although I'd never added it to my bookshelves until this week, this is the textbook I used for 10th-grade English classes when we home-schooled our girls. Originally, I added it as "to-read," only because I couldn't recall for certain if I'd read the entire text. However, I've certainly read (and remember very well!) the lion's share of it. So, I've decided that I've read it sufficiently to go ahead and review it, with that caveat, rather than try to go back later and read every selection I don' ...more
This was my 9th grade Literature Book. It included stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Lewis Carroll, and many others. I enjoyed the collection of tales displayed in the numerous categories, and my favorites were The Ugly Duckling, by A. A. Milne; The Night the Bed Fell, by James Thurber; Appointment with Love, by S. I. Kishor; and Every Dog ...more