DHS English 12: Classic Literature

During the senior year, students will continue to study both fiction and drama, but will not be focused on a “national literature” approach. Instead, the selected works are classics from Dickens, Hugo, Turgenev, Steinbeck, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Miller. Students will also be working with nonfiction, giving emphasis to the essay. The primary source for the essays is The Norton Reader. Major works studied are .  Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate the literature through Socratic Seminar, and analytical compositions. Students will review various essay formats and are introduced to logical argumentation

Summer Reading 
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (ISBN:9780143039433)
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 

The Norton Reader (ISBN:

Required Reading

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (ISBN:9780553211764)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (ISBN: 9781416500261)
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (ISBN: 9781593082611)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (ISBN: 9780679732761
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (ISBN: 9780141180977)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (ISBN: 9780553212976)
Othello by William Shakespeare (ISBN: 9780743477550)
Four Great Plays (ISBN: 9780553212808)
The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen

Additional Texts for AP Classical Literature and College Composition
White Noise by Don DeLillo (ISBN: 9780140274981)