Students will explore classic British tales, novels, and poems. During the first semester, students will dive deeper into the concepts presented in Essays 5 - 9  of  The  Lost Tools of Writing Level I. The focus will be writing with clarity and eloquence. During the second semester, the students will learn to write Comparison Essays.  

Suggested Age: 13 years old and up

Prerequisites: Completion of Lost Tools of Writing Level 1

Required Text: 

  • Lost Tools of Writing Level One - Student Workbook
  • Comparison Essay workbook
  • Beowulf by R.K. Gordon, translator.  (Dover Thrift Editions)- ISBN:  0486272648
  • Selected Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Dover Thrift Editions)- ISBN:  0486282414
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Retold in modern prose by Jessie L. Weston - ISBN:  0486431916
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.  (Dover Thrift Edition)- ISBN:  0486426754
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (with N.C. Wyeth illustrations)- ISBN: 1948132192
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. (Dover Thrift Edition) - ISBN:  0486292738
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. (Dover Thrift edition) ISBN: 0486284735
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  (Dover Thrift edition)- ISBN:  978-0486406510
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  ISBN:  054792822X
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  ISBN:  0060652934
  • Poetry links will be provided by the instructor.

Registration Numbers: Minimum 6; Maximum 14