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Accessing the Classics:
Great Reads for Adults,
Teens, and
English Language Learners

By La Vergne Rosow



Chapter 1 Myths and Legends
of Ancient Civilizations:
Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Beyond


Chapter 2 The Middle Ages


Chapter 3 Renaissance Literature


Chapter 4 The Romantic Movement and the Victorian Age


Chapter 5 Modernism


Author/Title Index


Subject Index


Accessing the Classics is a reference book for parents, teachers, tutors, librarians, reader advisors of all kinds.


It is also a fine resource for adults who would like to rediscover classical literature...
this time for pleasure.

Accessing the Classics provides author biographies, book reviews, historical anecdotes, and teaching ideas.


Accessing the Classics is a selected collection of books with notes about print size, illustrations, paper quality and other issues of concern to the reader.


Accessing the Classics leads the reader from Start Here editions clear through to Challenging texts with icons for easy identification.


While promoting the notion that authentic literature is usually far more enjoyable and enriching than simplified copies of classical literature, Dr. Rosow also gives clear reasons why some retellings are at once beneficial and enjoyable.