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Author Title
Agee, James A Death in the Family [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives James Agee Biography
Life in a Small Southern Town
James Agee Timeline
Teacher's Guide

Amis, Kingsley Lucky Jim [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Amis Kingsley Biography
Russell Baker on Lucky Jim
Related Links and Bibliography

Austen, Jane Jane Austen Book & Film Club [ more ]

Download PDFs by Section Why Jane? Why Now? Essay
Jane Austen's Life
Emma Discussion Questions
Mansfield Park Discussion Questions
Northanger Abbey Discussion Questions
Persuasion Discussion Questions
Pride and Prejudice Discussion Questions
Sense & Sensibility Discussion questions
Miss Austen Regrets Discussion Questions
Activities
Recipes
Resources
Credits

Related Links from our Archives The Complete Guide to Teaching Jane Austen
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated
Nineteenth Century Women Writers

Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Charlotte Brontë Biography
The Victorian Governess
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated
Who's Who in Jane Eyre
Behind the Scenes Production Diary by Producer Diederick Santer
Related Links and Bibliography

Christie, Agatha Agatha Christie Book & Film Club [ more ]

Download PDFs by Section Background
Discussion Questions and Activities
Library Programming Ideas
Recipe
Resources
Credits

Also Available The Murder at Vicarage Discussion Questions

Related Links from our Archives Agatha Christie Biography
The Actors and Their Roles
Who's Who in The Murder at the Vicarage
Production Notes/Music
Related Links and Bibliography

Dickens, Charles Bleak House [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Charles Dickens Biography
Teaching Dickens: A Masterpiece Guide (PDF)
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated
Charles Dickens Timeline
A Victorian Twister
Dickens and Masterpiece Theatre

Dickens, Charles Charles Dickens Book & Film Club [ more ]

Download PDFs by Section General Dickens Discussion Questions and Activities
David Copperfield Discussion Questions
Little Dorrit Discussion Questions
The Old Curiosity Shop Discussion Questions
Oliver Twist Discussion Questions
Dickens Resources
Recipes from the Brass Sisters
Punch Recipe
Credits

Related Links from our Archives A Victorian Twister
Oliver's London
Teaching Dickens: A Masterpiece Guide (PDF)
Interview with Simon Curtis (Director, David Copperfield)
Interview with Adrian Hodges (Screenwriter, David Copperfield)
Interview with Daniel Radcliffe (Actor, David Copperfield)
Production Notes (David Copperfield)
Russell Baker on David Copperfield
Charles Dickens Timeline
Who's Who in David Copperfield
Who's Who: Oliver Twist (2000 version)
Down and Out in Victorian London (2000 Oliver Twist)
Teacher's Guide: Oliver Twist (2000 version)
Timothy Spall as Fagin in Oliver Twist (2009)

Doyle, Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Arthur Conan Doyle Biography
The Lure of the Moor
Through the Magnifying Glass
Now Comes the Mystery
Teacher's Guide
Sherlock (2010)

Eliot, George Daniel Deronda [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives George Eliot Biography
Jews in 19th Century England
Nineteenth Century Women Writers
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated
Teacher's Guide
Russell Baker on Daniel Deronda
Who's Who in Daniel Deronda
Related Links and Bibliography

Frank, Anne The Diary of Anne Frank Book & Film Club [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Ellie Kendrick Audio Slideshow
The Diary of Anne Frank Teacher's Guide

Gaskell, Elizabeth Wives and Daughters [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Elizabeth Gaskell Biography
Nineteenth Century Women Writers
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated

George, Elizabeth In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Biography and Interview with Author Elizabeth George
Related Links and Bibliography

George, Elizabeth Inspector Lynley Book & Film Club [ more ]

Download PDFs by Section Discussion Questions
Activities
A Brief History of the Detective Story
Mystery Resources
Recipes
Credits

Related Links from our Archives Biography and Interview with Author Elizabeth George
Related Links and Bibliography

Hardy, Thomas Under the Greenwood Tree [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Thomas Hardy Biography
Production Notes (Interview with screenwriter Ashley Pharoah; Music; Locations)
Who's Who in Under the Greenwood Tree
Related Links and Bibliography

Hilton, James Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2003) [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives James Hilton Biography
Teacher's Guide
Interview with Judy Counihan and Margaret Mitchell (Producers)
How to Age an Actor (Production notes)
Russell Baker on Goodbye, Mr. Chips
A History of Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Related Links and Bibliography
Who's Who in Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Mankell, Henning Wallander Book & Film Club [ more ]

Download PDFs by Section General Wallander Discussion Questions
Firewall Discussion Questions
One Step Behind Discussion Questions
Sidetracked Discussion Questions
Resources
Credits

Mitford, Nancy The Pursuit of Love/Love in a Cold Climate [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives The Mitford Sisters
Russell Baker on Love in a Cold Climate
Who's Who in Love in a Cold Climate
Interview with the Filmmakers (Screenwriter Deborah Moggach, Producer Kate Harwood, Director Tom Hooper)
Related Links and Bibliography

Pasternak, Boris Doctor Zhivago [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Boris Pasternak Biography
Russian Love Stories
Interview with Actors Hans Matheson, Keira Knightley and Sam Neill
The Making of Doctor Zhivago
Russell Baker on Doctor Zhivago
Who's Who in Doctor Zhivago
Related Links and Bibliography

Porter, Eleanor Pollyanna [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Eleanor Porter Biography
Pollyanna Forever!
Who's Who in Pollyanna

Pullman, Philip The Ruby in the Smoke [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Biography/Interview with Philip Pullman (Author)
Interview with Billie Piper (Actress)
Related Resources

Shakespeare, William Othello [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives William Shakespeare Biography
Will's Words
In Search of Shakespeare
Interview with Andrew Davies (Screenwriter)
Interview with Eamonn Walker (Actor)
Russell Baker on Othello
The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Who's Who in Othello

Stoker, Bram Dracula [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Bram Stoker Biography
Dracula Filmography
Who's Who in Dracula
Related Links and Bibliography

Trollope, Anthony He Knew He Was Right [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Anthony Trollope Biography
Learning to Live: Virtue and Moral Sense in Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right (Essay)
Who's Who in He Knew He Was Right

Welty, Eudora The Ponder Heart [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Eudora Welty Biography
One Writer's Place in Fiction
Voices of Mississippi
Interview with Martha Coolidge (Director)
Eudora Welty Timeline
Who's Who in The Ponder Heart
Teacher's Guide
Related Links and Bibliography

Wilder, Thornton Our Town [ more ]

Related Links from our Archives Thornton Wilder Biography
OT: Our Town (Essay)
Interview with Paul Newman and James Naughton
Williamstown, Westport, the world...
Teacher's Guide
Who's Who in Our Town

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