Brit Lit: Volumes 1-10 (includes Poetry Workbook)

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Rebekah Merkle

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Rebekah Merkle has dabbled in a number of occupations ranging from running her own clothing label to designing fabrics to becoming a full-time high school humanities teacher (which is fitting, because she was a student in one of the founding classical Christian schools in the USA). Rebekah is also the author of the book Eve in Exile, but by far her proudest accomplishment is her crew of five outrageous, hilarious, high-speed teenage children, and her favorite role is that of wife to her similarly outrageous, hilarious, and high-speed husband Ben Merkle.

Vol 1:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 220 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 159128144X

ISBN-13: 9781591281443

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 2:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 506 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281458

ISBN-13: 9781591281450

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 3:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 698 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281466

ISBN-13: 9781591281467

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 4:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 386 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281474

ISBN-13: 9781591281474

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 5:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 474 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281482

ISBN-13: 9781591281481

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 6:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 684 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281490

ISBN-13: 9781591281498

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 7:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 216 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281504

ISBN-13: 9781591281504

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 8:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 548 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281512

ISBN-13: 9781591281511

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 9:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 310 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281520

ISBN-13: 9781591281528

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Vol 10:

AUTHOR: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 253 pages

SIZE: 6x8"

ISBN 10: 1591281539

ISBN-13: 9781591281535

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015

Book: Vol 1-10 Package

Now introducing the one & only Brit Lit for classical schools!

This British Literature series covering classic English authors from Beowulf to P. G. Wodehouse is unique: Each volume of Logos Press's Brit Lit gives you both the unabridged primary sources and the complete reference tools that teachers and students would need during a year-long British Literature class.

No more flipping back and forth between reference books and dog-eared thrift editions: For the first time, the classroom helps and the classics themselves are interwoven for classical & Christian schools.

Selected and edited by Rebekah Merkle, a veteran teacher at Logos School in Moscow, ID.

With each of the ten volumes you'll get:

1. Daily reading schedules
2. Engaging comprehension questions for every day’s reading and detailed answers
3. Introductory essays highlighting themes and offering Christian perspective
4. Page-by-page, on-the-spot marginalia offering explanations, context, and important notes
5. Memorization for 200 lines of poetry over the year
6. 90 integrative assignments and supplementary poems in the Poetry Workbook
7. Comprehensive end-of-volume tests over readings and the Poetry Workbook

One set of ten volumes = all the Brit Lit a student would need in a year:

Vol. I: Old English (218 pgs) Beowulf, paired with complementary readings from ­the Hobbit (sold separately). Poetry Workbook: Caedmon’s Hymn, Th­e Battle of Maldon, ­The Wanderer, and how to write Anglo-Saxon poetry.

Vol. II: Middle English (506 pgs) Most of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selections from Le Morte D’Arthur and ­The Canterbury Tales, paired with complementary readings from Th­at Hideous Strength (sold separately). Poetry Workbook: How to write iambic pentameter.

Vol. III: Golden Age (698 pgs) Defense of Poesy, Faerie Queene Book 1, Hamlet, and Much Ado about Nothing. Poetry Workbook: Wyatt, Surrey, selections from Spenser’s Amoretti and Epithalamion, Shakespeare’s sonnets, and how to write sonnets.

Vol. IV: Paradise Lost (386 pgs) Paradise Lost. Poetry Workbook: Addison, Steele, the rise of coffee houses, Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, John Donne, George Herbert, and how to write epigrams, write Horatian and Juvenalian satire, and turn a Scripture passage into poetry a lá Milton.

Vol. V: Pride & Prejudice (474 pgs) Pride and Prejudice. Poetry Workbook: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Shelley, and how to write an ode and Austen-esque character sketches.

Vol. VI: Tale of Two Cities (684 pgs) A Tale of Two Cities. Poetry Workbook: Hopkins and Tennyson, and how to write in Hopkins’ Anglo-Saxon style.

Vol. VII: Comic Theater (216 pgs) The Importance of Being Earnest and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Poetry Workbook: Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll, and how to coin words and write a nonsense poem.

Vol. VIII: Crime (548 pgs) Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers, a Sherlock Holmes story, a Father Brown story, and ­The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Poetry Workbook: More practice writing poems.

Vol. IX: Right Ho, Jeeves (310 pgs) Right Ho, Jeeves. Poetry Workbook: Tracking P. G. Wodehouse’s classical education by finding the source for every scriptural, classical, and poetic allusion.

Vol. X: Poetry Workbook (253 pgs) Poetry Workbook:

See the previous volumes for some of the ninety exercises that accompany each volume.

Free Downloads for Teachers and Parents: All free downloads copyright © 2015 by Rebekah Merkle.

For tests & answer keys, you may make as many copies for yourself as you need, for noncommercial use only.

Click here to download the Brit Lit Master Lesson Plans for one year of Brit Lit. Click here to listen to the Beowulf audio file (Lesson 1 of the Poetry Workbook). Click here to listen to the Canterbury Tales audio file (Lesson 17 of the Poetry Workbook).

Click the links below for printable Tests, Final Exams, and Answer Keys.

Vol 1 Test

Vol 2 Test

Vol 3 Test I

Vol 3 Test II

Vols 1-3 First Semester Final Exam

Vol 4 Test

Vol 5 Test

Vol 6 Test

Vol 7 Test

Vol 8 Test

Vol 9 Test

Vol 10 Quiz I: Satire

Vol 10 Quiz II: Romantic Poetry

Vols 1-10 Second Semester Comprehensive Final Exam

Brit Lit Answer Key

What People Are Saying:

"I cannot even express what it means to me to have such an outstanding, high-quality course to offer my son. And I am a former English major, so I just want it to lend more credence to my words when I say: Thank you for a quality course, that makes me nearly want to cry for joy it is so wonderful. I would say more about how much I enjoy Rebekah's "voice" in the introductory or marginal notes, her light touch, and her sense of humor... It's really the next-best thing to having an actual teacher right there with you, and is so much like what my ideal me would be doing if I could." — Gretchen P, homeschooling parent

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great set

I like thats this is a complete set and so far doesn’t need a lot of outside books,(it does call for the hobbit, but really you should have had it on hand) and nothing online. The books feel very well made and I should be able to use them for many siblings to come.


This is a great set. My son and i are enjoying the ease of getting started.

Jennifer L.

I have loved going through this series and kind of fun for me, as the teacher, because I never had Brit Lit growing up, so look forward to finally be able to. Really well done.

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