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- Oscar Wilde's plays and novels
- Plot and characters in Conrad's Heart of Darkness
- An analysis of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'
- Structure and style of 'The Waste Land'
- Virginia Woolf's life and works
- An analysis of Mrs. Dalloway
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's biography and works
- Themes and symbols in The Great Gatsby
- Ernest Hemingway's biography and writing style
- An analysis of A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls
- William Faulkner's biography and works
- John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men
- Eugene O'Neill's biography and major plays
1. Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality
From ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' to the ''Importance of Being Earnest'', Oscar Wilde left an indelible mark on literature and theater. In this lesson, you'll learn all about the Victorian author.
2. Conrad's Heart of Darkness: Plot, Characters, and Style
Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' is one of the most read and taught stories in the English language. It also inspired a hugely popular film. Watch our lesson to learn all about this horrifying classic.
3. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Overview and Analysis
This video introduces T.S. Eliot's poem, 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.' It outlines the general setup of the poem, its enigmatic lead character and its stylistic characteristics. It also highlights key passages.
4. The Waste Land: Structure and Style Explained
As an introduction to T.S. Eliot's landmark poem, 'The Waste Land,' this lesson will outline some of the key Modernist features of the work. We'll address nonlinearity, irony and juxtaposition, voice, and allusions. Through taking a look at each of these features, we'll try to understand why 'The Waste Land' is as strange as it is important.
5. Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works
This lesson introduces Virginia Woolf's life and works. We'll cover her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group and the evolution of her experimental style across works like Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and the Waves.
6. Mrs. Dalloway: Analysis of Characters and Style
This lesson outlines the characters, major plot points and style of Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel 'Mrs. Dalloway.' We'll discuss how free indirect discourse informs both the style and substance of the novel, and how memory and interpretation are valued more highly than relaying concrete events.
7. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the defining American novels: 'The Great Gatsby.' Yet, his personal life was tumultuous and filled with struggles. In this lesson, we'll explore his major works and his life story.
8. The Great Gatsby: Summary, Themes, Symbols, and Character
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' is considered by many critics to be the greatest American novel. Watch our video lesson on the novel to find out why!
9. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style
American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.
10. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis
Ernest Hemingway's ''A Farewell to Arms'' is considered by some critics to be the best novel written in the WWI era. Learn why readers still love this story almost a century later.
11. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway: Summary and Analysis
Civil war in Spain, love in the woods, and death everywhere. It's Ernest Hemingway's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' In this lesson, we'll explore the acclaimed novel about an American in the Spanish Civil War.
12. William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style
William Faulkner towers above American literature, particularly American literature of the South. In this lesson, we'll explore his life and review his major works and style.
13. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works
John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.
14. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.
15. Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays
Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and one Nobel Prize, playwright Eugene O'Neill is a major figure in American drama. In this lesson, we'll look at his tumultuous life and review the most notable plays from his acclaimed career.
16. All My Sons By Arthur Miller: Summary & Characters
In this lesson, learn about Arthur Miller's three act play, All My Sons. The lesson reviews a summary of the play's events and the major and minor characters.
17. All the President's Men: Book Summary & Analysis
'All the President's Men' is a work of nonfiction that depicts the Watergate investigation by Washington Post investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. This lesson describes a book of journalistic, political, and historic significance.
18. Countee Cullen: Biography & Poetry
In this lesson, we will review the early life of the poet Countee Cullen. We will also explore his role in the Harlem Renaissance as well as the ways in which his poems reflected the literary movement.
19. John Berryman: Biography, Poems & Suicide
One of the most controversial personalities in literature, John Berryman left behind a legacy in his works. This lesson will go through his lifetime struggles and successes, as well as his poetic achievements.
20. A Bridge Too Far: Setting, Summary & Description
In this lesson we will learn about the classic 1974 book ''A Bridge Too Far''. We will examine the historical context of the book, summarize its central themes, and describe what it is about.
21. Yukio Mishima: Biography, Books & Quotes
Yukio Mishima is one of Japan's most celebrated authors. This lesson weaves together a brief overview of his life, his works, and quotations that provide insight into this talented and conflicted man.
22. Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima: Summary & Analysis
Yukio Mishima's novel 'Runaway Horses' is the intriguing second part of his tetralogy 'The Sea of Fertility.' In 'Runaway Horses,' we jump 19 years after the death of Kiyoaki, the protagonist's best friend. Discover what happens when Honda thinks he meets his dead best friend.
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