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What was I thinking?


For those of you who don’t know, or have lives of your own and have forgotten, I decided to go back to University last fall. I took three courses, tore my hair out from time to time and in the end did well enough to gain admittance to another year.


So, a few weeks ago it was time again to register for courses for this fall. I decided I could manage to work on this degree again, along with looking for part-time work, raising my three kids and keeping house.


Right.


Anyway, I decided to sign up for only two courses as, since they are both fourth year requirements, I figured I’d go slow.


Today I printed out the book lists so I could get started on some of the reading this summer. I have copied out the lists below for anyone who is interested.


Oy.


Have a nice summer everyone, I’ll now be spending the next two months up in my bedroom reading. Let me know if I miss anything.


Kids? You’re on your own.


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Jane Austen, 1.Sense and Sensibility, 2.Pride and Prejudice, 3.Mansfield Park, 4.Northanger Abbey, 5.Persuasion (Penguin); 6.Emma (Riverside); Charlotte Brontë, 7.Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Edition); one of the following novels by Charlotte Brontë: 8.Shirley, Villette (Penguin); Emily Brontë, 9.Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Edition); two of the following novels by Elizabeth Gaskell: 10.Mary Barton, Cranford, 11.North and South (Penguin); George Eliot, 12.Adam Bede, 13.The Mill on the Floss (Penguin); one of the following novels by George Eliot: 14.Middlemarch (Riverside), Daniel Deronda (Penguin); Hedi Bouraoui, 15.Return To Thyna, translated by Elizabeth Sabiston (Saratoga Springs, New York: CELAAN — Éditions Les Mains Secrètes, 2004).


Suggested Reading: Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (Penguin); Charlotte Ramsay Lennox, The Female Quixote (Oxford UP). Supplementary bibliographies


and for the other class:


1.Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Oxford); James Phillips Kay, 2. The Moral and Physical Condition of the Working Classes Employed in the Cotton Manufacture in Manchester (course kit); Elizabeth Gaskell, 3.Mary Barton (Oxford); Henry Mayhew, 4.London Labour and the London Poor (selections in course kit); Charles Dickens, 5.Oliver Twist (Penguin); Charles Dickens, 6.Great Expectations (Penguin); James Greenwood, 7.“A Night in a Workhouse” (course kit); James Thomson, 8.“The City of Dreadful Night” (course kit); John Thomson, 9.Victorian  London Street Life (Dover); Robert Louis Stevenson, 10.Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dover); George and Weedon Grossmith, 11.The Diary of a Nobody (Penguin); Arthur Morrison, 12.A Child of the Jago (Academy Chicago Publishers); George Gissing, 13.The Odd Women (Penguin); Arthur Conan􀀀Doyle, 14.The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford); Bram Stoker, 15.Dracula (Penguin); Rudyard Kipling, 16.Kim (Oxford). Additional primary and secondary readings to be included in course kit.

10 thoughts on “What was I thinking?

  1. thanks for your helpful tips on blogging. i need all the help i can get!
    i sure wish i had the motivation you do to go back to school!
    good luck with the summer reading…
    roberta
    p.s my dad is doing great…thanks for asking!

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  2. Didn’t we have to read George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss in ENG101 at Mac? We read Wuthering Heights in High School as well as Pride & Prejudice. I still have copies hanging around if you want them… Also have Mansfield Park, Dracula, Oliver Twist… good luck! that’s alot of depressing stories to read!!

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  3. Happy reading! I went back to school as well and just graduated with my undergrad in 2003 so I know what you’re going through..Good for you!!!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your funny comments about my nose..and yes, it’s totally photoshopp’d !!!!!!! 🙂

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