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  1. Jane Eyre

    November 29, 2017 9:22 am Leave a Comment

    One of the finest novels ever written, Jane Eyre is also one of the most misunderstood masterpieces of world literature. Whereas most modern teaching of the text misreads or misinterprets Charlotte Brontë’s devout and profoundly ingrained Christian faith and intentions, this critical edition emphasizes the semi-autobiographical dimension of the novel,… Read more »

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  2. It’s a Homeschool Stake Out

    August 16, 2017 5:04 am Leave a Comment

    We recently ran across this fun video starring editor and educator Eleanor Nicholson, a preview for her course on Dracula for Homeschool Connections, which is an online course supplement for homeschooling families. Watch her intro below–it’s engaging, witty, and worthwhile, whether you’re lining up your literature offerings this Fall or… Read more »

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  3. Sense and Sensibility

    August 16, 2017 4:48 am 1 Comment

    What are two sisters of uncertain fortunes to do when the death of their father exiles their family to live in the countryside of southwestern England? Why, fall in love, of course! Through her deft unraveling of the dramatically different romantic fates of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, Jane Austen displays… Read more »

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  4. Ben-Hur

    August 20, 2016 9:19 am Leave a Comment

    Ben-Hur is the classic, best-selling book behind the many famous film versions. The author, Lew Wallace, created a literary biblical epic in this exciting and inspirational story of friendship betrayed, revenge, and, ultimately, forgiveness and redemption. Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ”, Ben-Hur is the story of the fictional main… Read more »

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  5. Ignatius Press Novels

    Works of Beauty, Works of Truth: An Interview with Joseph Pearce

    June 1, 2015 1:51 pm 1 Comment

    Joseph Pearce is the author of numerous literary biographies, including books on J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. His passion and enthusiasm for literature is apparent to anyone who has ever met him or read his work. Ignatius Press Novels spoke with him about the Ignatius Critical… Read more »

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  6. John Herreid

    One Weird Trick to Appreciate Art

    May 19, 2015 11:45 am 3 Comments

    “Oh, is that an allusion to the Fall?” “The what?” “The Fall of Adam and Eve.” “Uh, no.” “Is it Persephone in the underworld?” “Who?” It was around ten years ago. I was at an open studio event held in a huge old warehouse in the SOMA neighborhood of San… Read more »

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  7. Meryl Kaleida

    To Obscurity and Beyond

    April 7, 2014 5:14 pm 3 Comments

    As this is my first post, I wanted to introduce myself by way of the novels I read. I enjoy the classic authors, some less well known, as well as some more mainstream/pop culture authors. I hope our readers will enjoy these as much as I do. Feel free to… Read more »

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  8. John Herreid

    Pope Francis, Literature, and Creativity

    September 20, 2013 11:19 am 1 Comment

    In America‘s recently published interview with Pope Francis, the pontiff talks about a very wide range of subjects. So it’s no surprise that literature comes up as a topic: I have really loved a diverse array of authors. I love very much Dostoevsky and Hölderlin. I remember Hölderlin for that… Read more »

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  9. Gulliver’s Travels

    July 22, 2013 12:59 pm Comments Off on Gulliver’s Travels

    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly “modern” protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. Swift’s satire on… Read more »

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  10. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    July 22, 2013 12:51 pm Comments Off on Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of millions of her contemporaries. Uncle Tom’s Cabin paints… Read more »

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