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Thursday, June 7, 2007

AP Language and Composition

Any comments on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley or the essays in 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology edited by Samuel Cohen?

5 comments:

Locke said...

Not really. But I heard the essays anthology is really expensive.

Mrs. Hollifield said...

I am pretty sure you can find the anthology for $20 or less. You will use it throughout the semester in AP Language, so I think it's pretty cost effective.
Just to plug Brave New World a little bit - I always love teaching this book. I find that so many of Huxley's comments can be applied to today's society. Some students don't approach the book as a satire though, and this makes for quite a shocking read. A bit of background on the novel helps before you dive in, so I suggest reading the preface. Happy summer reading!!

Mrs. Moore said...

According to the Barnes and Noble website the book is $23.75 or $21.37 for members. As Mrs. Hollifield noted, the book is used throughout the semester, but if you don't want to pay the full price, you might want to contact students who took the course last year to see if anyone would be willing to sell his copy at a reduced price. Enjoy your summer!

Miss Caston said...

Barnes & Noble only has the new 2nd edition of 50 Essays, and if you purchase this edition you will need to find a copy of Eudora Welty's "Listening" since it is not included in the 2nd edition. Mrs. Moore's suggestion to purchase a copy or borrow one from a friend is good advice. You may also check Amazon and the B&N websites to see if you can find used copies in good shape. I have had a lot of luck finding quality used texts before on both sites. Good luck!

Miss Caston said...

Don't worry about whether you purchase the 1st edition or 2nd edition of 50 Essays. We will adjust as needed. Enjoy your reading!