Looking at Literature Through Primary Sources - Set of 5

Looking at Literature Through Primary Sources - Set of 5
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    Publisher: Rosen
    Series: Looking at Literature Through Primary Sources
    Ages: 11 to 14
    Size: 7½ X 9½
    Total Pages: 64
    For Grades: 5 to 8
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    — Inside The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and Race in America

    Each book includes:

    • Full-color Photographs
    • Glossary
    • Index
    • Further Information
    • Bibliography

    Titles include:


    The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and Race in America

    Called the American novel by some, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written more than 100 years ago by Mark Twain. Huck sets out on a raft journey down the Mississippi River, accompanied by a runaway slave named Jim. By creating Jim as a compassionate character, Twain added a valuable and subtle antiracist argument to the national dialogue going on at the time. For this reason and others, Huckleberry Finn was considered highly controversial when it was published in 1885.


    Johnny Tremain and the American Revolution

    The story of Johnny Tremain begins in the summer of 1773 in Boston just as the British are asking colonists to pay to support British troops in the colonies. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, finds himself amid the fomenting anger of the colonists in the opening days of the American Revolution.


    Moby Dick and the Whaling Industry of the 19th Century

    Traces the process and influence behind the writing of Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick, which was published in the 1850s and based on the author's own experience at sea.


    The Red Badge of Courage and the Civil War

    The Red Badge of Courage is set amid the Battle of Chancellorsville during the American Civil War. The story focuses on Henry, a young Union soldier, who, when faced with the realities of war, runs from the battle. The novel paints a vivid picture of Henry's struggle to find the courage to become a hero. With primary source images and excerpts from the novel, this book defines every young person's struggle in war throughout history.


    Treasure Island and the Pirates of the 18th Century

    Published in 1883, Treasure Island became an enormous success for author Robert L. Stevenson. The horrors of piracy were fresh in the public mind, and Stevenson's work remained faithful to the common perception at the time of pirates as wily and bloodthirsty. Using primary source images, as well as excerpts from the novel, this book shows how this classic story provides insight into the time period and the history behind the literature.