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- Identify which concepts are covered on your British fiction homework.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- Works by Charles Dickens
- George Eliot's life and major works
- Jane Austen's life and major novels
- Jonathan Swift's satire
- Orwell's Animal Farm
- Themes in The Lord of the Flies
1. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works
Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.
2. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
3. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction
In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.
4. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis
When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.
5. Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We will then analyze the story by exploring the major themes and characters.
6. Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes
In this lesson, we will discuss why George Orwell wrote his novel 'Animal Farm'. We will then summarize and analyze the novel by discussing its characters and themes.
7. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary & Explanation
Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote several novels throughout his lifetime, none of his works were as well-received as his series of 'Sherlock Holmes' stories in which he created the famous, logical detective with his level-headed assistant, Doctor Watson.
8. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis
First published in 1854, Dickens's ''Hard Times'' centers on the Gradgrind family. The members of this family--as well as others inhabiting fictional Coketown--shift their philosophies and romantic entanglement as the plot unfolds.
9. Hugh Lofting: Biography & Books
This lesson details the biography and works of author Hugh Lofting, primarily his Doctor Dolittle series. Read the lesson to learn more about this 20th-century British author, then test yourself with the quiz!
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