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Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2017 Courses

Courses in Latin
 
Latin I • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition
Wheelock Frederick M., LaFleur Richard A.
  Required Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised (Paperback)
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

Students must have a new, entirely unmarked copy of this workbook for their own personal use.
  Optional A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition
Dale A. Grote

Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.
  Optional Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.

Latin Tutorial - Summer • [2017] Emily Marie Gassman
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Latin Tutorial • [2017] Emily Marie Gassman
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed.
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

Other books may be added as arranged with each student.

Latin II • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed.
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

(Earlier notes relating to the sixth edition are irrelevant now, since everyone should have started with the seventh edition in Latin I.)
  Required Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

This is the version of the workbook selected to go with the edition with which the student began: most students should already have their own personal copy, with the chapters for this course unmarked.
  Optional A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition
Dale A. Grote

Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.
  Optional Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.

Latin III • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Aeneas to Augustus
Mason Hammond, Anne Amory
  Required Ancient Rome: An Introductory History
Paul A. Zoch
  Required Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins
  Required Syntactical Mechanics
Bruce A. McMenomy

Latin IV (Caesar and Vergil) • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, G. Julius Caesar
  Required Syntactical Mechanics
Bruce A. McMenomy

This book is also required for Latin III, so continuing students will already have a copy.
  Required Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
Barbara W. Boyd, P. Vergilius Maro
  Required Why Vergil?: A Collection of Interpretations
Stephanie Quinn

Latin V (Latin Literature) • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar
J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, A. A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge, Anne Mahoney

The hardbound copy may be substituted
  Required Horace: Selected Odes and Satire
Q. Horatius Flaccus, Ronnie Ancona
  Required Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader
C. Valerius Catullus, Ronnie Ancona
  Optional Collins Gem Latin Dictionary : Second Edition
D. A. Kidd

Some satisfactory Latin dictionary is required. This is probably the cheapest for the coverage it provides. It will not replace the larger research dictionaries, but at the same time it is only a fraction of the price.
  Optional Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund

This is one of the larger (and more expensive) dictionaries available for serious Latinists. Unlike the larger and more recent Oxford Latin Dictionary, its range extends up to about 600 A. D., and so is more useful for those interested in Mediaeval Latin. Definitely not required, though some suitable dictionary is required.
  Optional Oxford Latin Dictionary
P. G. W. Glare

Emphatically not required, this is probably the most comprehensive Classical Latin dictionary avaiable in English today; it is also the most expensive. Its coverage does not extend much beyond A.D. 200, however, and so it is probably not as useful as Lewis and Short for those who want to pursue later Latin.


Courses in Greek
 
Greek I • [2017] Timothy Dean
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

This is the second revised edition. Please note. Earlier editions are not going to work for us. You may choose to get instead the hardback copy of the second edition, but that's up to you.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (editor)

This is optional, but our students often ask for a recommendation for a Greek New Testament. Most students can read it reasonably easily by the end of the first year, with just the help of some vocabulary support.

Greek III • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Greek Reader for Schools
C. E. Freeman, W. D. Lowe

This is a reprint of a much older book, but still a solid selection of readings which are both entertaining and conducive to the development of fluency. Most of the passages have been edited somewhat from their original forms (Herodotus' Ionic dialect has been systematically Atticized throughout), but the work is solid and tractable.
  Required Plato: Apology
Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)
  Optional An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott

This is enough of a Greek lexicon to carry the student through an undergraduate career in classics and well into graduate school. It is not required for this course, but it will always be helpful and will not quickly become obsolete. It is worth noting that there are iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of the full Liddell and Scott (which retails for about $200 if you can find it on sale) for two or three dollars. If you have the necessary hardware, this is a very congenial solution to the lexicon problem.
  Optional Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing

Not absolutely required, but very strongly recommended. If you have funds to buy only one non-required volume for Greek, this should be it. Revised edition.
  Optional N. Marinone
All the Greek Verbs

Not required, but this volume is worth its weight in frustration: it locates verbs according to their (often wildly divergent) principal parts.

Greek V • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon : Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. 1889.
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott
  Required Bacchae
Euripides, E. R. Dodds (Editor)

One of the finest single-play editions with commentary available; very challenging but very solid.
  Required Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing
  Required Looking at Bacchae
David Stuttard

Alternate (e-book, hardback) forms of the book are equally acceptable.


Courses in Mathematics
 
Algebra 1 • [2017] James Caleb Dean
  Required Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke
  Required TI-NSpire Calculator


There are several models of the TI-nspire; the standard model is fine for this class. This handheld device should last through college.

Geometry • [2017] Art Mabbott
  Required Discovering Geometry
Michael Serra

ISBN 13: 978?1-4652?5502-0
  Required The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Algebra 2 (Advanced Algebra) • [2017] Art Mabbott
  Required Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke

ISBN 13: 978-1-55953-984-5
  Required TI-NSPIRE (either Numeric or CAS)
Texas Instruments
  Optional The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry • [2017] Art Mabbott
  Required Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications
Paul A. Foerster

This text brings an effective & modern approach to the learning of advanced mathematics.
  Required TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION)
  Optional The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Calculus • [2017] Fred Williams
  Optional Calculus Made Easy
Sylvanus P. Thompson
  Optional Calculus: Concepts and Applications
Paul A. Foerster

Textbook replacement is expected


Courses in Science
 
Natural Science I • [2017] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Introduction to Biology • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Get Ready for Biology
Lori K. Garrett

Natural Science II • [2017] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


IntroChemistry: The Chemical History of the Candle • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required The Chemical History of the Candle
Michael Faraday

Several editions of this book are available, including a downloadable PDF version. See the teacher's website for further details. Any version is acceptable.

Honors/AP Biology • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Student Manual
The College Board

Item #110084587
  Required Biology: Concepts and Connections
Neil A. Campbell, Janet B. Reece, Lawrence G. Mitchell, Martha R. Taylor

An alternative format (3-hole looseleaf) that is somewhat cheaper is available and may be substituted (ISBN 0321885325). eText versions are also available to buy or rent; be sure to purchase the correct edition for the length of the course (September 2017-May 2018). MasteringBiology access is not required as it adds significantly to the cost. Students may not substitute editions (e.g., students may NOT use edition 7 of the textbook for the 2017-2018 course).
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments
Robert B. Thompson, Barbara F. Thompson

Lab materials for the lab section of the course may be purchased from a number of places. However, the Home Scientist website also offers several kits to supplement this text.
  Optional Student Study Guide for Biology: Concepts and Connections
Liebert, Campbell, Reece, Taylor, Simon, Dickey

STUDY GUIDE WARNING: I have placed this book on optional status; this is the 7th edition; as of 1 Jan 2017, there does not appear to be a study guide to accompany the 8th edition as the publisher moves to online tools. Most exercises will apply to the 8th edition, however, and many students may find completing related exercises useful, although some information in genetics will be outdated.

Introduction to Physics: The Forces of Nature • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required On the Various Forces of Nature
Michael Faraday

Available in free ePUB format at https://archive.org/details/onvariousforceso00farauoft or at https://archive.org/details/onthevariousforc007796mbp
  Required Understand Physics: Teach Yourself
Jim Breithaupt

Astronomy • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Universe
Roger A. Freedman, robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann III

Honors/AP Chemistry • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid/Soft Cover
James C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David A. Treichel

This paperback version of the text is a hybrid version, with some parts online [access included in the price]. It is significantly less expensive than the full print hardcover edition. Students must have Owl2 access as part of textbook acquisition, since texts no longer contain homework assignments.
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments
Robert Bruce Thompson

We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.
  Optional Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

ALTERNATE VERSION of TEXT: Hardcover, full contents.

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Combination • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications
Donald C. Giancoli

This loose-leaf format is significantly less expensive than the bound edition. Note that Kindle editions are also available. However, ONLY the 7th edition will do; earlier editions have different problem sets.
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications AP Test Prep Workbook
Douglas C. Giancoli

This is the Workbook alone. Students taking this option may wish to purchase the text and workbook in combination (see optional texts for the primary physics course itself).


Courses in Literature
 
Looking at Middle-earth • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien
  Required The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

Any edition will suffice.
  Optional The Silmarillion
J. R. R. Tolkien

Not required, but the next logical step after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Summer Shakespeare III • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Cymbeline
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Henry VIII
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition
  Required King John
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Othello
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Pericles, Prince of Tyre
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition.
  Required Timon of Athens
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Titus Andronicus
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Troilus and Cressida
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition.
  Required Two Gentlemen of Verona
William Shakespeare

Please be sure to get this edition

The Thought Plickens: Learning to Think Critically • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll Publisher: Norton Critical Edition

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome Publisher: David R. Godine Publishing

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Jungle Books
Rudyard Kipling Publisher: Oxford World Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain Publisher: Penguin Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald Publisher: Create Space Publishing

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson Publisher: Modern Library Classics

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.
  Required Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame Publisher: Modern Library

If possible there will be an online or PDF version available as well and posted to the website. If you are having trouble finding the edition, please contact me.

Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Optional A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection)
Various Authors

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional Bulfinch's Mythology (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Thomas Bulfinch, Charles Martin (Introduction)

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional Just So Stories - Illustrated Edition
Rudyard Kipling

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)
Anonymous, Husain Haddawy, Muhsin Mahdi Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Complete Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen (Wordsworth Special Editions)
Hans Christian Andersen

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.
  Optional The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Textbook is OPTIONAL as online links to the assigned reading or a PDF version will be provided as well.

World Literature • [2017] Caitlin LoTruglio
  Required World Literature
Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky

Be sure to obtained the revised edition as specified by the ISBN.

Western Literature to Dante • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Erich Auerbach, Willard R. Trask (tr.)
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind

Please use this edition for the plays it includes; other translations will cause confusion in class.
  Required The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
Virgil, David West

Please do not resort to other translations; they tend to cause confusion in class.
  Required The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, tr. Victor Watts
  Required The Holy Bible: New International Translation
Various, NIV Commission (tr.)

You need some translation of the Bible for this course, preferably a reasonably modern one; it need not be this edition or this translation. I value the New International Version for its literal accuracy, though its language tends to be rather stiff and sometime slanted; the King James Version, while beautiful and a work of genius in its day, is laden with numerous pitfalls for the modern reader. The Revised Standard Version is reasonably sound, if you can get it; the New Revised Standard Version is riddled with politically motivated compromises of every sort.
  Required The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
Homer, Robert Fagles

Please do not resort to other translations; doing so makes referring to pages impossible, and creates unnecessary storms of opinion relating to translated forms. You may get any other edition of the Fagles translation required, though.
  Required The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation
Anonymous, A. T. Hatto (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this work; they tend to create confusions in class.
  Required The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
Homer, D. C. H. Rieu, Peter V. Jones, E. V. Rieu

Please do not resort to other translations; they are likely to create confusion in class.
  Required The Portable Dante
Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this: it tends to create confusion in class. In addition, many other translations of Dante's Divine Comedy are very stilted and awkward, creating tonal and dictional problems of their own.
  Required The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Jesse L. Byock

Please do not resort to other translations if possible: it tends to create confusion in class. (The translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson is very archaic in diction and hence quite difficult for many students to read.)
  Required The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations if possible; they tend to cause confusions in class.
  Required Western Literature to Dante: A Parents' Guide
Bruce A. McMenomy

This is a handbook I have prepared for parents who have enrolled for the course, or who are considering it. It gives a complete rundown of course elements, pedagogical goals, study techniques, and background material on each unit to help parents evaluate the course's suitability or to guide their children through it.
  Optional Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Not required, but encouraged for those who have no background in mythology: have this read over the summer.
  Optional The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children)
Howard Pyle

Not required, but students who have no background in the Arthurian tales may benefit from reading this through before the second half of the course.

English Literature • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required England in Literature (Macbeth Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

If you cannot secure the Macbeth edition, the Hamlet edition is acceptable as well - merely make sure that you also have the optional Folger version of Macbeth listed below. That accounts for the only differences between the two volumes.

This book is now out of print, as Scott, Foresman has been assimilated by Prentice-Hall. Used copies are available, and I have a few copies available myself for loan to students who cannot find them, but I will require payment for shipping and their return at the end of the year.

  Required Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only. Unannotated editions of Shakespeare usually spell disaster for student comprehension, while using different texts (which often vary substantively) will merely create confusion in class.
  Required Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition. Other editions are not acceptable for various reasons: chief among them the fact that unannotated texts tend to be impenetrable for the younger student.
  Optional A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or Great Expectations is required for the class. You do not need to acquire both, though you may. Any unabridged version of the novel will suffice.
  Optional England in Literature (Hamlet Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

NOTE: This is presented as an alternative if you cannot find the Macbeth edition. It is not otherwise needed. If you get this volume rather than the Macbeth edition, please ALSO secure the Folger Library Macbeth given as optional below.
  Optional Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
Mary Shelley

You may use any complete text of this book you have available. You should get either this or Pride and Prejudice, though you may read both.
  Optional Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or A Tale of Two Cities is required for the class. You need not get both, though of course you may. Any unabridged edition is sufficient.
  Optional Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

NOTE: Not normally required. This is offered as an alternative for those who buy the Hamlet Edition of the textbook. If you have the Macbeth Edition, it is not necessary.
  Optional Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Jane Austen

This or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is required for the class; you need not get both (though you are free to do so).

American Literature • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Man for All Seasons (Vintage International)
Robert Bolt

You may use any complete text edition of this play.
  Required Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Edition)
Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using critical materials unique to this edition for class.
  Required Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Editions)
Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor), Harrison Hayford (Editor)

Please do not substitute any other edition. We will be using the special critical material unique to this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

You may use any complete edition of this play.
  Required The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway

You may use any available copy of this book.
  Required The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical Editions)
Stephen Crane, Donald Pizer (Editor)

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using the unique materials available in this particular edition for class.
  Required The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

Please do not substitute another edition of this book. We will be using the unique critical material in this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The United States in Literature (Three Long Stories)
James E. Miller Jr., Kerry M. Wood, Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer

Please get this edition. If you cannot find the Three Long Stories edition for the correct year, Dr. McMenomy has several copies available for loan. I will ask for postage and for return of the book at the end of the year.

Senior English (Literature) • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required An Experiment in Criticism
C. S. Lewis
  Required Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick (Translator)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Billy Budd and Other Tales
Hermann Melville, Joyce Carol Oates
  Required Copenhagen
Michael Frayn
  Required Emma (Norton Critical Edition)
Jane Austen

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Fathers and Children (Norton Critical Edition)
Ivan Turgenev, ed. Michael R. Katz

It is essential to get this edition of the book. Other versions are not going to provide the correct critical material for our class discussions.
  Required Hamlet: An Authoritative Text, Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Joseph Conrad, Ross Murfin (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Ibsen's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)
Jean Baptiste Racine

Any complete text of this play in a reasonable translation will suffice.
  Required Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
  Required Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson

It is imperative that you get and use this edition only. It is signficantly changed from previous editions.
  Required Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind (ed.)
  Required The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics)
Pierre Corneille, John Cairncross

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides I
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
  Required The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
  Required The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required The Life of the Drama
Eric Bentley
  Required The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Signet Classics)
Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame

Any complete edition of the play will suffice.
  Required The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
  Required The Rhetoric of Fiction
Wayne C. Booth

A reasonable search online or through Amazon’s secondary dealers can often turn up inexpensive used copies of this volume.
  Required The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin Classics)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Michael Hulse (Translator)
  Required The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
T. S. Eliot, Michael North (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C. S. Lewis
  Required War and Peace (Signet Classics)
Leo Tolstoy, Ann Dunnigan (tr.)

Any complete version will suffice, but I strongly recommend the Dunnigan version for readability.
  Required Wuthering Heights (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Emily Bronte, Linda H. Peterson

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Optional 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Highly recommended for writing guidance on questions of usage. Not strictly required.


Courses in History
 
World History I • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A History of World Societies
John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

No earlier editions, please. Used versions of the current (ninth) edition are entirely acceptable, however, and are available at a substantial reduction in price. Renting the book from Amazon.com or purchasing it as an e-book is also possible. The volume linked is the combined volume, for the whole two years of the course.

World History II • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A History of World Societies
John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

No earlier editions, please. Used versions of the current (ninth) edition are entirely acceptable, however, and are available at a substantial reduction in price. Renting the book from Amazon.com or purchasing it as an e-book is also possible. The volume linked is the combined volume, for the whole two years of the course.


Courses in Writing
 
Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Writer's Reference
Diana Hacker

This can be quite an expensive book to buy new. Prior editions and used copies are entirely acceptable.
  Required The Elements of Style
William Strunk, EB White

We selected this classic handbook of style for its high quality and its wide availability---no copy should cost more than ten dollars, if that, and it should be available in almost any bookstore. Any edition will serve.

Molding Your Prose • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Molding Your Argument • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.



Courses in Other
 
Credit for 2017 Academic Year Apply 2018 • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.



Courses in Programming
 
Introduction to Programming • [2017] Timothy Dean
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Introduction to Programming with Scratch • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Starting From Scratch
Jeremy Scott


Courses in ModernLanguages
 
French 1 • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required D'accord 1, 2015, Langue et culture du Monde Francophone, Vista Higher Learning
Vista Higher Learning

Please also gain access to the supersite.
  Required D'accord 1, 2015, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes

Old English • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Guide to Old English
Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson
  Required Word-Hoard: An Introduction to Old English Vocabulary
Stephen A. Barney

French 2 • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required D'accord 1, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN: 978167679377 Please purchase package directly from the publisher, Vista Higher Learning. We use D'accord Level 1 for part of the year and D'accord Level 2 for the second part of the year. http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-one.html
  Required D'accord 2, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN: 9781617679391 Please purchase the package directly from Vista Higher Learning. We begin D'accord 2 around February, http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-two.html

French 3 • [2017] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required D'accord 2, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN:9781617679391 Please purchase package directly from publisher, Vista Higher Learning. http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-two.html
  Required D'accord 3, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN:9781617679414 Depending on pace of the students, we might go into D'accord 3. If so, please purchase this package directly from the publisher, Vista Higher Learning. http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-three.html


Courses in Philosophy
 
Formal Logic • [2017] Karl Oles
  Required An Introduction to Formal Logic
Peter Smith

Make sure you get an edition dated April 2009 or later. There were significant corrections from the original edition.

Reasoning • [2017] Karl Oles
No texts are listed for this course at this time.



Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2016 Courses

Courses in Latin
 
Latin Tutorial - Summer • [2016] Emily Marie Gassman
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Latin Tutorial • [2016] Emily Marie Gassman
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed.
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

Other books may be added as arranged with each student.

Latin I • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition
Wheelock Frederick M., LaFleur Richard A.
  Required Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised (Paperback)
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

Students must have a new, entirely unmarked copy of this workbook for their own personal use.
  Optional A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition
Dale A. Grote

Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.
  Optional Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.

Latin II • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed.
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

(Earlier notes relating to the sixth edition are irrelevant now, since everyone should have started with the seventh edition in Latin I.)
  Required Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

This is the version of the workbook selected to go with the edition with which the student began: most students should already have their own personal copy, with the chapters for this course unmarked.
  Optional A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition
Dale A. Grote

Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.
  Optional Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.

Latin 1 and 2 Exam Access • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Latin III • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Aeneas to Augustus
Mason Hammond, Anne Amory
  Required Ancient Rome: An Introductory History
Paul A. Zoch
  Required Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins
  Required Syntactical Mechanics
Bruce A. McMenomy

Latin IV (Caesar and Vergil) • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, G. Julius Caesar
  Required Syntactical Mechanics
Bruce A. McMenomy

This book is also required for Latin III, so continuing students will already have a copy.
  Required Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
Barbara W. Boyd, P. Vergilius Maro
  Required Why Vergil?: A Collection of Interpretations
Stephanie Quinn

Mediaeval Latin • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide
A. G. Rigg (Editor), Frank Anthony Carl Mantello (Editor)
  Required Reading Medieval Latin
Keith Sidwell
  Optional Collins Gem Latin Dictionary
D. A. Kidd

Some Latin dictionary is essential for this course. This is probably the most inexpensive you can find and use, and it will cover most of the necessary vocabulary. Others are offered as options.
  Optional Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund

This is definitely not required, but it is one of the better general-purpose Latin dictionaries for the mediaeval Latinist. Its selections run up to about 600 A.D., and cover some of the more critical patristic vocabulary.
  Optional Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (British Academy)
R. E. Latham, committee appointed by the British Academy

Definitely not necessary, but useful to the specialist.


Courses in Greek
 
Greek I • [2016] Timothy Dean
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

This is the second revised edition. Please note. Earlier editions are not going to work for us. You may choose to get instead the hardback copy of the second edition, but that's up to you.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (editor)

This is optional, but our students often ask for a recommendation for a Greek New Testament. Most students can read it reasonably easily by the end of the first year, with just the help of some vocabulary support.

Greek II • [2016] Timothy Dean
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

Second revised edition. Hardcover version may be substituted. The student probably already has this from Greek I.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (Editor)

Optional though recommended: regular reading in the Greek New Testament is an excellent way to bolster one's Greek and to achieve a better mastery of Scripture.


Courses in Mathematics
 
Pre-Algebra • [2016] David Townsend
  Required Holt McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra
Larson, Boswell, Kanold, Stiff

Algebra 1 • [2016] David Townsend
  Required Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke
  Required TI-NSpire Calculator


There are several models of the TI-nspire; the standard model is fine for this class. This handheld device should last through college.

Geometry • [2016] Art Mabbott
  Required Discovering Geometry
Michael Serra

ISBN 13: 978-1-55953-882-4
  Required The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Algebra 2 (Advanced Algebra) • [2016] Art Mabbott
  Required Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach
Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke

ISBN 13: 978-1-55953-984-5
  Required TI-NSPIRE (either Numeric or CAS)
Texas Instruments
  Optional The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry • [2016] Art Mabbott
  Required Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications
Paul A. Foerster

This text brings an effective & modern approach to the learning of advanced mathematics.
  Required TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION)
  Optional The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Nick Jakiw

ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


Calculus • [2016] Fred Williams
  Required Calculus: Concepts and Applications
Paul A. Foerster
  Optional Calculus Made Easy
Sylvanus P. Thompson


Courses in Science
 
Natural Science I • [2016] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Natural Science II • [2016] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Introduction to Physics: The Forces of Nature • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required On the Various Forces of Nature
Michael Faraday

Available in free ePUB format at https://archive.org/details/onvariousforceso00farauoft or at https://archive.org/details/onthevariousforc007796mbp
  Required Understand Physics: Teach Yourself
Jim Breithaupt

Honors/AP Biology • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Student Manual
The College Board

Item #110084587
  Required Biology: Concepts and Connections
Neil A. Campbell, Janet B. Reece, Lawrence G. Mitchell, Martha R. Taylor

An alternative format (3-hole looseleaf) that is somewhat cheaper is available and may be substituted (ISBN 0321783468). Students may not substitute editions (e.g., students may NOT use edition 6 for the 2013-2014 course).
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments
Robert B. Thompson, Barbara F. Thompson

Lab materials for the lab section of the course may be purchased from a number of places. However, the Home Scientist website also offers several kits to supplement this text.
  Required Student Study Guide for Biology: Concepts and Connections
Liebert, Campbell, Reece, Taylor, Simon, Dickey

This book will be used for weekly assignments. No substitutions are allowed.

Astronomy • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Universe
Roger A. Freedman, robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann III

Honors/AP Chemistry • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid/Soft Cover
James C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David A. Treichel

This paperback version of the text is a hybrid version, with some parts online [access included in the price]. It is significantly less expensive than the full print hardcover edition. Students must have Owl2 access as part of textbook acquisition, since texts no longer contain homework assignments.
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments
Robert Bruce Thompson

We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.
  Optional Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

ALTERNATE VERSION of TEXT: Hardcover, full contents.

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Combination • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications
Donald C. Giancoli

This loose-leaf format is significantly less expensive than the bound edition. Note that Kindle editions are also available. However, ONLY the 7th edition will do; earlier editions have different problem sets.
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications AP Test Prep Workbook
Douglas C. Giancoli

This is the Workbook alone. Students taking this option may wish to purchase the text and workbook in combination (see optional texts for the primary physics course itself).


Courses in Literature
 
Looking at Middle-earth • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required The Hobbit: or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien
  Required The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

Any edition will suffice.
  Optional The Silmarillion
J. R. R. Tolkien

Not required, but the next logical step after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Summer Shakespeare II • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required All’s Well That Ends Well
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required Coriolanus
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required Henry VI, Part 1
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare texts that we need to have a standardized text to which to refer.
  Required Henry VI, Part 2
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare texts that we need to have a standardized text to which to refer.
  Required Henry VI, Part 3
William Shakespeare
  Required Love’s Labour’s Lost
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required The Comedy of Errors
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required The Merry Wives of Windsor
William Shakesepeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.
  Required The Winter’s Tale
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only — there is enough variation in Shakespeare’s texts that resorting to different editions in class tends to create confusion.

World Literature • [2016] Caitlin LoTruglio
  Required World Literature
Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky

Be sure to obtained the revised edition as specified by the ISBN.

Accelerated World Literature • [2016] Caitlin LoTruglio
  Required World Literature
Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky

Please make sure you have the edition of the book indicated by the ISBN above.

Western Literature to Dante • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Erich Auerbach, Willard R. Trask (tr.)
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind

Please use this edition for the plays it includes; other translations will cause confusion in class.
  Required The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
Virgil, David West

Please do not resort to other translations; they tend to cause confusion in class.
  Required The Consolation of Philosophy
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, tr. Victor Watts
  Required The Holy Bible: New International Translation
Various, NIV Commission (tr.)

You need some translation of the Bible for this course, preferably a reasonably modern one; it need not be this edition or this translation. I value the New International Version for its literal accuracy, though its language tends to be rather stiff and sometime slanted; the King James Version, while beautiful and a work of genius in its day, is laden with numerous pitfalls for the modern reader. The Revised Standard Version is reasonably sound, if you can get it; the New Revised Standard Version is riddled with politically motivated compromises of every sort.
  Required The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
Homer, Robert Fagles

Please do not resort to other translations; doing so makes referring to pages impossible, and creates unnecessary storms of opinion relating to translated forms. You may get any other edition of the Fagles translation required, though.
  Required The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation
Anonymous, A. T. Hatto (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this work; they tend to create confusions in class.
  Required The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
Homer, D. C. H. Rieu, Peter V. Jones, E. V. Rieu

Please do not resort to other translations; they are likely to create confusion in class.
  Required The Portable Dante
Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations of this: it tends to create confusion in class. In addition, many other translations of Dante's Divine Comedy are very stilted and awkward, creating tonal and dictional problems of their own.
  Required The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Jesse L. Byock

Please do not resort to other translations if possible: it tends to create confusion in class. (The translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson is very archaic in diction and hence quite difficult for many students to read.)
  Required The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous, Glyn S. Burgess (tr.)

Please do not resort to other translations if possible; they tend to cause confusions in class.
  Required Western Literature to Dante: A Parents' Guide
Bruce A. McMenomy

This is a handbook I have prepared for parents who have enrolled for the course, or who are considering it. It gives a complete rundown of course elements, pedagogical goals, study techniques, and background material on each unit to help parents evaluate the course's suitability or to guide their children through it.
  Optional Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Not required, but encouraged for those who have no background in mythology: have this read over the summer.
  Optional The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Dover Storybooks for Children)
Howard Pyle

Not required, but students who have no background in the Arthurian tales may benefit from reading this through before the second half of the course.

English Literature • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required England in Literature (Macbeth Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

If you cannot secure the Macbeth edition, the Hamlet edition is acceptable as well - merely make sure that you also have the optional Folger version of Macbeth listed below. That accounts for the only differences between the two volumes.

This book is now out of print, as Scott, Foresman has been assimilated by Prentice-Hall. Used copies are available, and I have a few copies available myself for loan to students who cannot find them, but I will require payment for shipping and their return at the end of the year.

  Required Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition only. Unannotated editions of Shakespeare usually spell disaster for student comprehension, while using different texts (which often vary substantively) will merely create confusion in class.
  Required Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please use this edition. Other editions are not acceptable for various reasons: chief among them the fact that unannotated texts tend to be impenetrable for the younger student.
  Optional A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or Great Expectations is required for the class. You do not need to acquire both, though you may. Any unabridged version of the novel will suffice.
  Optional England in Literature (Hamlet Edition)
Helen McDonnell, John Pfordresher, Gladys Veidemanis

NOTE: This is presented as an alternative if you cannot find the Macbeth edition. It is not otherwise needed. If you get this volume rather than the Macbeth edition, please ALSO secure the Folger Library Macbeth given as optional below.
  Optional Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)
Mary Shelley

You may use any complete text of this book you have available. You should get either this or Pride and Prejudice, though you may read both.
  Optional Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens

This or A Tale of Two Cities is required for the class. You need not get both, though of course you may. Any unabridged edition is sufficient.
  Optional Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

NOTE: Not normally required. This is offered as an alternative for those who buy the Hamlet Edition of the textbook. If you have the Macbeth Edition, it is not necessary.
  Optional Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Jane Austen

This or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is required for the class; you need not get both (though you are free to do so).

American Literature • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Man for All Seasons (Vintage International)
Robert Bolt

You may use any complete text edition of this play.
  Required Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Norton Critical Edition)
Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using critical materials unique to this edition for class.
  Required Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Editions)
Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor), Harrison Hayford (Editor)

Please do not substitute any other edition. We will be using the special critical material unique to this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby

You may use any complete edition of this play.
  Required The Old Man and The Sea
Ernest Hemingway

You may use any available copy of this book.
  Required The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical Editions)
Stephen Crane, Donald Pizer (Editor)

Please do not substitute another edition for this one. We will be using the unique materials available in this particular edition for class.
  Required The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings (Norton Critical Editions)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

Please do not substitute another edition of this book. We will be using the unique critical material in this volume, unavailable in other editions.
  Required The United States in Literature (Three Long Stories)
James E. Miller Jr., Kerry M. Wood, Carlota Cardenas de Dwyer

Please get this edition. If you cannot find the Three Long Stories edition for the correct year, Dr. McMenomy has several copies available for loan. I will ask for postage and for return of the book at the end of the year.

Senior English (Literature) • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required An Experiment in Criticism
C. S. Lewis
  Required Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick (Translator)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Billy Budd and Other Tales
Hermann Melville, Joyce Carol Oates
  Required Copenhagen
Michael Frayn
  Required Emma (Norton Critical Edition)
Jane Austen

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Fathers and Children (Norton Critical Edition)
Ivan Turgenev, ed. Michael R. Katz

It is essential to get this edition of the book. Other versions are not going to provide the correct critical material for our class discussions.
  Required Hamlet: An Authoritative Text, Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism (Norton Critical Editions)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Joseph Conrad, Ross Murfin (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials for various class activities.
  Required Ibsen's Selected Plays (Norton Critical Editions)
Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)
Jean Baptiste Racine

Any complete text of this play in a reasonable translation will suffice.
  Required Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
  Required Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Thomas R. Arp, Greg Johnson

It is imperative that you get and use this edition only. It is signficantly changed from previous editions.
  Required Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required Ten Greek Plays in Contemporary Translations
Levy Lind (ed.)
  Required The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics)
Pierre Corneille, John Cairncross

Any complete edition of this play will suffice.
  Required The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides I
David Grene (Editor), Richmond Lattimore (Editor)
  Required The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
  Required The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required The Life of the Drama
Eric Bentley
  Required The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Signet Classics)
Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Donald M. Frame

Any complete edition of the play will suffice.
  Required The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
  Required The Rhetoric of Fiction
Wayne C. Booth

A reasonable search online or through Amazon’s secondary dealers can often turn up inexpensive used copies of this volume.
  Required The Sorrows of Young Werther (Penguin Classics)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Michael Hulse (Translator)
  Required The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
T. S. Eliot, Michael North (Editor)

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Required Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C. S. Lewis
  Required War and Peace (Signet Classics)
Leo Tolstoy, Ann Dunnigan (tr.)

Any complete version will suffice, but I strongly recommend the Dunnigan version for readability.
  Required Wuthering Heights (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Emily Bronte, Linda H. Peterson

Please get this edition specifically. We will be using the unique critical materials in the back for various class activities.
  Optional 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Highly recommended for writing guidance on questions of usage. Not strictly required.


Courses in History
 
World History I • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A History of World Societies
John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

No earlier editions, please. Used versions of the current (ninth) edition are entirely acceptable, however, and are available at a substantial reduction in price. Renting the book from Amazon.com or purchasing it as an e-book is also possible. The volume linked is the combined volume, for the whole two years of the course.


Courses in Writing
 
Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors • [2016] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Writer's Reference
Diana Hacker

This can be quite an expensive book to buy new. Prior editions and used copies are entirely acceptable.
  Required The Elements of Style
William Strunk, EB White

We selected this classic handbook of style for its high quality and its wide availability---no copy should cost more than ten dollars, if that, and it should be available in almost any bookstore. Any edition will serve.


Courses in Programming
 
Introduction to Programming with Scratch • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Starting From Scratch
Jeremy Scott


Courses in ModernLanguages
 
Spanish 1 • [2016] Brian Reeves
  Required Descubre 1A, Supersite and eCuaderno codes


ISBN: 9781618574077 Please purchase package directly from publisher, Vista Higher Learning, http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/descubre-c2014-level-1a.html

French 1 • [2016] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required D'accord 1, 2015, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes

French 2 • [2016] Alexandra E. Dascalu
  Required D'accord 1, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN: 978167679377 Please purchase package directly from the publisher, Vista Higher Learning. We use D'accord Level 1 for part of the year and D'accord Level 2 for the second part of the year. http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-one.html
  Required D'accord 2, 2011, Supersite and Cahier Interactif codes


ISBN: 9781617679391 Please purchase the package directly from Vista Higher Learning. We begin D'accord 2 around February, http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/french-programs/daccord-level-two.html

Spanish 2 • [2016] Brian Reeves
  Required Descubre 1B


Courses in Philosophy
 
Formal Logic • [2016] Karl Oles
  Required An Introduction to Formal Logic
Peter Smith

Make sure you get an edition dated April 2009 or later. There were significant corrections from the original edition.

Reasoning • [2016] Karl Oles
No texts are listed for this course at this time.



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