Category Archives: Classic Fiction

Summer Reading–Join me with some great books!

Don’t lose those grade-level gains you worked so hard to make all year long! Reading over the summer prevents the traditional summer loss of reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. And it’s so easy—a virtually stress-free, fun way of learning. Just … Continue reading

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“Pride and Prejudice”–have a listen!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen For a thorough summary of this classic, you only have to grab a copy of SparkNotes, Cliff Notes or go to shmoop.com and check it out. However, these summaries tell you nothing about what … Continue reading

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“The Picture of Dorian Gray”

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde As a classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray is summarized and analyzed in many places, and I have nothing to add.* However, as the new semester starts and seniors at both schools … Continue reading

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“Dracula”

Dracula by Bram Stoker As vampire tales are so popular lately, I decided this summer that I would read one of the original vampire novels—Dracula. The author, Bram Stoker, created the character of Dracula by pulling together lots of myths … Continue reading

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“The Count of Monte Cristo” Student Reviews 2009

The following reviews by COHS students are on “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas. Genre: Historical Pages: 1312 Reviewer: Ron W. The story begins when the main character Edmond Dantes and Fernand Mondego land on the island of … Continue reading

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“The Man in the Iron Mask” Student Reviews 2009

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas Genre: Fiction Pages: 588 of the story, and 626 pages including explanatory notes. Reviewer: Christian I. The Man in the iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is an excellent novel. It is … Continue reading

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“Gulliver’s Travels” Student Reviews 2009

The following reviews by COHS students are on “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift. Genre:  Wild frontiers and exotic lands/ European historical fiction Pages: 271 Reviewer: Andrea Z. In the novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, the reader is introduced to … Continue reading

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“Northanger Abbey” Student Reviews 2009

“Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen Genre: Romance novel/ satire Pages: 235 Reviewer: Hanni S. Catherine Morland, a low classed frivolous minded girl, goes on a trip to Bath and becomes aware of the social gaps in life and is quite … Continue reading

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“Emma” Student Reviews 2009

The following COHS student reviews are on “Emma” by Jane Austen. Genre: Novel/ romance Pages: 370 (depending on edition) Reviewer: Andria R. Emma is an upper class lady that thinks of herself a great matchmaker to the people she knows. … Continue reading

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“The Secret Garden” Student Reviews 2009

The following reviews by COHS students are on “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Genre: Children’s Novel Pages: 234 Reviewer: Kevin A. Mary Lennox had to move to her Uncle’s mansion after Cholera breaks out. After exploring the mansion … Continue reading

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