Reading and Discussion Exploring Ideas through BooksFor the Literary at HeartBack to the main Reading and Discussion CatalogueHere are the English classes you wish you took in school. full descriptionBased on a Real LifeEach book in this series is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real life story. full descriptionBooker Prize WinnersEstablished in 1968, England's Booker Prize is awarded annually to a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Ireland, Pakistan, or South Africa who has written the year's best novel according to a panel of critics, writers, and academics. full descriptionEight Great Greek TragediesDelve into eight of the greatest works of the ancient Greek tragedians; Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripedes. Books come in a boxed set of slim Dover editions. full descriptionExploring Graphic NovelsThe four highly acclaimed works in this seriesthree memoirs and one work of historical fiction Berlinhighlight the literary value and artistic merit of graphic novels. full descriptionFamily HistoryThe Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. full descriptionFrom Page to ScreenThis series examines the books and the films they inspired. full descriptionFutures: Utopia and ApocalypseIn this series, participants explore 19th and 20th century visions - utopian to apocalyptic - of the future. Themes include repression, community, socialism, capitalism, feminism, creativity, ethics, and evolution. full descriptionMasters of the Short StoryChoose one or more of these volumes by celebrated short story writers to read selected stories, or devote multiple sessions to a single author's anthology. full descriptionMemorable Memoirs: Take TwoThe following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to hone in on a specific feature of the each author's life. full descriptionNew England UncoveredWhat lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! full descriptionPortraits of the ArtistsThese books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. full descriptionPulitzer PlaysThe titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. full descriptionRetellingsThese novels all re-imagine classics works of fiction, retelling them from a different character's perspective. full descriptionRevengeExplore this most passionate and provocative of human desires through drama, short stories, and novels. full descriptionSeven Deadly SinsDelve into selections from the Great Books Foundations new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart. full descriptionShakespeare Mix & MatchChoose individual plays or run a series of comedies, tragedies, or histories. full descriptionThe Changing SouthThe lingering effects of slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife provide a complex background in this series of Pulitzer-winning novels set in the American South. full descriptionThe Genius of Mark TwainBrilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? full descriptionThe Rise of the English NovelHow did the modern novel arise? What were the first true novels like? full descriptionThe Romantic IdealThe characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. full descriptionWhat a Character!What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned?