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Summer Reading Resources

Incoming Freshman Summer Reading Lists and Internet Resources/ Fall 2015
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Reading Lists
Standard English students will choose 1 of the following:
 
The President’s Been Shot by James L. Swanson

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

(Honors Classes are required to read 2 books, one fiction book choice and one nonfiction book choice)

Fiction choices:

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nonfiction choices:

The President’s Been Shot by James L. Swanson

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

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Resources for Books
 
 
The President’s Been Shot by James L. Swanson
 
 
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                             The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
 
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Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Key Facts about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Full Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • When Written: 1885

  • Where Written: Bournemouth, England

  • When Published: 5th January 1886

  • Literary Period: Victorian

  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Victorian Gothic

  • Setting: The streets of London

  • Climax: Utterson reads the narrative written by Lanyon before his death, which describes the horrific bodily transformation of Mr. Hyde into Dr. Jekyll, explaining everything that has happened so far in an absolutely incredible way. 

  • Antagonist: Mr. Hyde forms the antagonist of the tale until we realize that he is in fact the double of Dr. Jekyll. 

  • Point of View: A third person narrator tells the story with an omniscient view of characters but stays mostly with Mr. Utterson, which allows Stevenson to reveal things to the reader with suspense.

     
 
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
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Extra Reading
 
 
 
*** Note that the resources on this page are for clarification and help with the Summer Reading Selections. These links are a listing of web resources that may be used to enhance the learning experience. They are not meant to take the place of reading the books.  Mrs. Crossett***