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A Journey's Start, Study Guide (2013 Edition) By William Walter
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A Journey's Start Study Guide contains exercises in vocabulary, literary terms, reading comprehension, poetics, and writing. The companion reader is available at... More > http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/a-journeys-start/11008068. An answer key is forthcoming.< Less
A Journey's Start, Reader (2013 Edition) By William Walter
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A Journey's Start: Foundations in Literature and History is an anthology of literary and historical works that will provide students with a firm foundation for a serious study of the humanities in... More > high school. Like the preceding books of the same series (Vice and Virtue), the adapted, excerpted or original works will expose students to classic authors and their literary works, such as Shakespeare's Hamlet, William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, Alfred Tennyson's Enoch Arden, and Charles Lamb's rendition of Homer's Odyssey. The history texts, also adapted, will provide students with interesting reading material that cannot be found in most textbooks, such as anecdotes of Washington and Lincoln, and General Lee's recollections of his father. The reader is supported by a study guide which is available separately.< Less
Speaking in Symbols By William Walter
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Fantasy, Gothic, Science Fiction, Mystery, and Detective: these genres are currently all the rage in twenty-first–century America. A quick look at the current best-sellers about vampires and... More > whatnot will be proof enough. But everything sold in today’s bookshops, although somewhat enter­taining, is not necessarily good. There is virtually only one proof of literary legitimacy—the test of time—and most of the works contained in this anthology have with­stood that test. ¶ This work seeks to do several things. First, it attempts to show the very origins of imaginative works through the stories of oral tradition, and thus introduces the “core” of all good modern fantasy works. It also attempts to show the connection that the various genres have with one another. Finally, this anthology encourages student readers to penetrate the mere enter­tainment value of a good story in order to under­stand its deeper levels of meaning.< Less
Speaking in Symbols (Study Guide) By William Walter
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This book is the study guide to Speaking in Symbols, a reader containing works 
examining Gothic Fiction, Mystery, Detective,
Science Fiction, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, and Fable. The reader... More > is available at http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/speaking-in-symbols/13074994.< Less
A Closer Look By William Walter
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This anthology categorizes short stories by genre, such as Stories of Oral Tradition, Romance and Adventure, Detective and Mystery, Moral Tales and Emblems, Science FIction, Satire, etc. Many of the... More > best classic authors are represented in the anthology, including Katherine Mansfield, Leo Tolstoy, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, Washington Irving, Thomas Malory, O. Henry, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, Voltaire, Nikolai Gogol, Willa Cather, Bret Harte and others.< Less
Wombley's Guide to Usage By William Walter
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This book continues the material taught in "Gentleman Wombley's Grammar Notes" and contains material helpful in preparing for popular standardized tests for college entrance. Answer key is... More > forthcoming.< Less
Gentleman Wombley's Grammar Notes By William Walter
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This grammar book provides a foundation for the study of grammar and is based on the notes of the Ancient Grammarian, Gentleman Wombley (whose first name we shall never know). The text also contains... More > many exercises; an answer key is forthcoming.< Less
A First History of England (Study Guide) By William Walter
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This book is a study guide companion to "A First History of England" by Louise Creighton. This history textbook is available at... More > http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/a-first-history-of-england/9218921.< Less
Listening to the Voices of the Past, Reader (2013 Edition) By William Walter
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When used in tandem with a study of English history, this reader will encourage the student to observe the influences of history upon literature and to recognize the importance of having a basic... More > knowledge of history in understanding the content of many classic works. It is also hoped that the literature presented in this chronological survey will serve as a sort of window in which to view the people and cultures of England’s past. The text is divided into six sections from the Briton to Victorian period—from the landing of Julius Caesar on the English isle to the time in which the English Empire reached its height. These divisions were made roughly to match the changes in the style, types, and tastes of literature, changes in the English language, and changes in control of state. The selections in this reader are accompanied by a companion study guide that exercises the student’s knowledge or skills in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and poetics.< Less
B is for Birds, Textbook (2013 Edition) By William Walter
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This book builds on "A is for Apple" by providing short reading passages, reading exercises, and elementary writing assignments, in addition to phonics review. It also provides a student's... More > first introduction to poetics, literary terms, grammar and punctuation. The appendix contains 510 sentences for dictation practice, meant to accompany the main text of the book.< Less