"It’s the early 1800s; you’re a young boy growing up in the poor slop of the rural moors in England. You take a quick walk from your cottage to visit family graves and are caught up by a snarling, escaped convict threatening to have your beating heart dug out if you don’t obey his every word. Now imagine, over the next few years, that you silently, privately hand your soul to the girl of your dreams...who delights in slowly, carefully breaking and digesting your heart for her own perverse pleasure. Then, as you approach adulthood, imagine that convict anonymously showering you with all the wealth he never had. And imagine that young woman finally, kindly, lovingly, restoring that pulpy, innocent heart to you. This is Philip Pirrip’s life of Great Expectations." -From Schwager's guide
The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach—and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key—to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.
The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.
A free classics test and answer key are also available here.
What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:
"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer
"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student
"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader
Marcus Schwager is a freelance writer and editor in Santa Cruz county. He holds his Master's in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills, writing his thesis on G.K. Chesterton. He taught English for fifteen years at Monte Vista Christian School and served as an editing consultant for Bibliotheca. He loves to adventure with his wife, Meris, and their four children.
AUTHOR: Marcus Schwager
PAGE COUNT: 58 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-95-1
PUB. DATE: June 27, 2017