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Broader Reading | Classic literature

Senior School books in the Kerferd Library that support an understanding of classic literature

Source: Source: Black, S. (2020).

Broader Reading | Classic literature: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

BildungsromanClassic, Epic, Epistolary, Genre, Literature, Novella.

Broader Reading | Classic literature: Suggested reads

Your Kerferd Library has lots of classics you can borrow and read. Here are suggestions to get you started. See also the Classic Bookshelf on this guide for more suggestions and recommendations.

Pride and Prejudice - The book that inspired Netflix's Bridgerton and Bridgerton books such as The Duke and I. Pride and Prejudice is recognised as one of the great romance novels of all times. 

See below to reserve the book from the Classics collection, see also the easy read edition, or use your mConnect login details to borrow the eBook or listen to the audiobook.

Level 1 resourceUse the following links to read more about this great classic love story.

Level 3 resource


Broader Reading | Classic literature - Overview: Video "What defines a classic novel?"

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Abe Books (2014) or (Abe Books, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: Abe Books (2014). What Defines a Classic Novel?, [eVideo]. PBS, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-VOkJnRxGsE

Broader Reading | Classic literature - Overview: Video "Why did they make me read this in high school?"

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"Literary critics, writers, philosophers, bloggers--all have tried to tackle where and why and how an author may strike such lightning in a bottle that their works enter the pantheon of “Classical Literature”. Why this book is required reading in high school, why other books are lost to history." (PBS, 2018)

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Ellis (2018) or (Ellis, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Ellis, L. (2018). Why Did They Make Me Read This in High School?, [eVideo]. PBS, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OvdQ2XSGRxk

Broader Reading | Classic literature - Overview: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Libguide supports the following Australian and / or Victorian curriculum outcomes.

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