Archive for the ‘Classics’ category

A Tale of TMI

August 12th, 2009

Warning people ahead of time for spoilers, I love the MARC record in the online description of A Tale of Two Cities:

Relates the adventures of a young Englishman who gives his life during the French Revolution to save the husband of the woman he loves.

That’s, like, the last page of the book! They just told you that the main character dies and why he dies. It needs a far, far better summary for the book.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Provided by Project Gutenberg

December 4th, 2008

We ran out of class copies for check out for one our honors Language Arts classes. We have enough for a class set, but not for everyone to take home.

Enter one of my favorites: Project Gutenberg.

Project Gutenberg takes public domain documents and indexes them. Many times you’ll find audio versions, as well.

So, for that Language Arts class, enjoy the classic Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, presented by Project Gutenberg.