British Literature

AP Literature prep from Sonlight

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A college-prep survey of significant, beautiful literature

  • Survey key works of British Literature.
  • Help young scholars gain independence in learning: complete lesson plans and materials guide them each day.
  • Watch students hone their skills in creative writing and academic essays.
  • Prepare for the AP English Literature Exam* and equip students for university-level study.
  • Combine this unique literature-only program with other Sonlight high school subjects for a complete one-year high school curriculum.

A unique and robust literature course

British Literature 630 is a complete, one-year literature program. My daughter Amy (a literature-major and homeschooling mom) and I designed it to help prepare students for college and life. Students evaluate beauty and literature from an academic perspective and biblical worldview.

This course is largely self-guided. You, Mom or Dad, will primarily act as a coach, encouraging, cheering and monitoring the progress of your students.

Choose this program to ...

Help your students engage thoughtfully with the world around them, and:

  • Write with clarity, punch and purpose.
  • Confidently analyze a work's message, literary style and aesthetic qualities.
  • Evaluate truth, beauty and goodness in works of cultural importance.
  • Vastly expand their vocabulary.
  • Gain confidence in how to practically approach and analyze poetry.
  • Gain appreciation for classic literature.
  • Prepare for college and/or prepare to take the AP* exam in English Literature.

This guided journey through literature and literary analysis features a wide variety of forms and genres. You'll start with a heroic epic poem written when the Christian gospel first came to the British Isles. Then read tales of a knight of the Round Table. Ponder the human condition as expressed in Shakespeare's tragic play Hamlet. Engage with classic novels by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë and Lewis Carroll. Discover a variety of gripping poetic forms.

Interspersed among the famous "Great Conversation" texts, relax with popular characters including Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan and P. G. Wodehouse's famous butler, Jeeves.

Experience the horror of life without laws or God in works such as Lord of the Flies, Passage to India, and Frankenstein.

Then study insightful and influential Christian works such as Milton's Paradise Lost and C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce.

Students could earn college credit!

British Literature 630 also prepares students for the AP* exam. Colleges often award credit to students who do well on the exam.

The AP English Literature Exam requires students to understand literary terms, analyze poetry, know a few literary works in depth and write compelling literary analysis. This course specifically equips them in all these skills. For additional help we recommend Cracking the AP English Literature Exam.

Combine 630 with other courses

You can combine the 36-week British Literature course with one of our 36-week high school history courses to create a custom experience for your students.

Or, you may also choose to combine it with other other upper-level courses of your choice, such as Psychology, Economics, College & Career Planning and What Good is Christianity), as well as Science and Math.

With Literature 630, you receive:

Instructor's Guide

Self-directed instruction empowers your students to independently follow their Student Guide each day. Stay in tune and check their progress with your corresponding Parent Guide that includes answers and extra notes.

Request the first three weeks of the Parent and Student Guides for free at sonlight.com/3-week-samples.

British Literature

Includes 24 masterpieces of literature woven together into a cohesive study.

Poetry/Vocabulary

These practical tools give students keys to understand poetry and big words.

Language Arts

Students receive excellent instruction to help them write college-level academic and creative compositions.

Solid preparation for the years ahead

May your students enjoy these beautiful and thought-provoking works as they prepare for life beyond high school!

*AP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
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A Severe Mercy (630-01)

The autobiography of two pagans, deeply in love, who come to Christ. One follows wholeheartedly, the other holds back. Moving, thought-provoking, beautiful.

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College Prep

Sound and Sense Answer Key (630-03)

Every poem brings several thought-provoking, unanswered questions. Use our answers a starting point for discussion, or as a help when stumped.

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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (630-04)

These stories show Holmes' successes, his mistakes, his biographer, and, finally, his nemesis.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (630-05)

As a critic says, the worlds of childhood, dreams, nonsense and logic meet in this delightful and unexpected story.

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Beowulf (630-06)

The first major English epic poem, translated by a Nobel-Prize winning poet.

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Dubliners (630-08)

Fifteen short stories by arguably the most influential writer of the 20th Century show snapshots of life in Dublin.

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Emma (630-09)

Clever Emma is clueless about matchmaking. She thwarts good relationships and tries to create romance where none could exist. Finally, to her chagrin, she realizes how little she knows.

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Frankenstein (630-10)

The original Gothic horror story that started a genre. Frankenstein creates a monster that yearns for companionship. Universally spurned, the monster turns to crime. Thought-provoking.

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The Great Divorce (630-11)

The speaker tours hell and heaven and offers insight into man's sinful nature and God's grace. Challenging.

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Gulliver's Travels (630-12)

Do rebellions really start over something so trivial as which end of a hard-boiled egg to break? Swift's satire lampoons his society. Witty.

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Hamlet (630-13)

There's something rotten in the state of Denmark. Prince Hamlet learns that the King murdered his father — but is revenge the answer? Our text combines the original Elizabethan text with facing-page translation. Gorgeous language, glorious plot.

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The Importance of Being Earnest (630-14)

A bored lord invents a relative as a useful excuse for avoiding unpleasant social engagements.

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Lord of the Flies (630-15)

A plane crash strands schoolboys on a tropical island. Their attempt to self-govern reveals the awful depths of human depravity.

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Paradise Lost (630-16)

The story of Adam and Eve: their creation, bliss, temptation, fall, and subsequent misery. Throughout, he alludes to the future redemption by the second Adam. A masterpiece.

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A Passage to India (630-17)

One of the most lyric writers of the 20th Century, Forster highlights the cultural differences between British colonials and their Indian counterparts. Can an Indian and a Brit be friends? Haunting.

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Peter Pan (630-18)

The original, unabridged story of the boy who never grew up... and the girl who tried to be his mother.

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Pygmalion (630-19)

Linguist Henry Higgins teaches a guttersnipe to speak properly and passes her off on high society. Are people more than mere appearances? This play was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady

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Right Ho, Jeeves (630-20)

Two people are in love. Marriage doesn't seem far away. But when Bertie Wooster wishes to help, the expected happy ending proves ever more elusive. Hysterically funny.

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (630-21)

A sailor kills an albatross and finds himself punished horribly as a result. Can there be forgiveness? A haunting epic ballad.

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The Secret Sharer & Other Stories (630-22)

Powerful short stories about sailing and the sea. The title is about a captain who shields a stowaway, almost at the expense of his command, his boat, and his sanity. Masterful.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (630-23)

One of the earliest and finest accounts of King Arthur's court. Combination Middle English text and modern day translation. His honor challenged, Sir Gawain confronts his foe, and along the way overcomes temptations. Charming.

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A Tale of Two Cities (630-24)

The French Revolution, also known as the best of times and the worst of times, backdrops this historical fiction. A vivid picture of class struggles shown through the lens of two families on two continents. Compelling.

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Three Men in a Boat (630-25)

Three friends decide to spend a week relaxing in a boat on the Thames. Forget the relaxation! The author's dry humor and insightful commentary — compared favorably to Mark Twain's! — will keep you in stitches. One of those books you don't want to put down.

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Wuthering Heights (630-26)

The civilized Linton children meet the wild Catherine Earnshaw and her savage adopted brother Heathcliff. The families intermarry and passion, betrayal, hatred, and death follow. Intense.

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The Canterbury Tales (630-28)

Chaucer. A band of pilgrims tell stories as they travel. A delightful gallery of verbal portraits. A bit bawdy at times, yes, but so vivid, fresh, and interesting, it's astonishing to think that these stories have been read for over 600 years. A full hundred years before Columbus came to America, people were laughing at the Wife of Bath. Now you can join in the laughter.

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Instructor's Guides

Literature 630 Parent Guide (630-PG)

Get all the lesson plans, assignments, answers and tips you need to help your students learn British Literature, Poetry and Vocabulary, and Language Arts.

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Literature 630 Student Guide (630-SG)

Give your students the lesson plans, assignments and tips they need to learn British Literature, Poetry and Vocabulary, and Language Arts.

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Language Arts

Word Power Made Easy (630-02)

Consumable. The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary. Vocabulary study at its finest.

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Student Resources

Sound and Sense (630-27)

Unlocks the depth and delight of poetry.

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Binders + Tabs for High School Packages (RRBB)

You need one set of 2 Binders for each high school year (100 - 500). Whether you get a complete upper-level program or mix-and-match your History/Bible and Literature/Language Arts, you will need one binder for you and one for your student.

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Instructor's Guides

Literature 630 Student Guide (630-SG)

Give your students the lesson plans, assignments and tips they need to learn British Literature, Poetry and Vocabulary, and Language Arts.

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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 12 & Teacher's Key (540-20)

Add this for additional 12th Grade vocabulary practice.

Exercises ensure students are able to comprehend what they read when they run across the words in context, give students confidence that they can use the words in writing, and teach students the words' various meanings.

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