The founder Rev H Shepheard thunders: "the charges made against the school and its founder are erroneous and unjust ...
uncontradicted calumnies." A poll commissioned by the British Library to coincide with the project's launch finds that 86 per cent of English teachers say that classic literature risks being underappreciated by today's students unless more is done to inspire them.
A new side to Jane Austen emerges from her precocious childhood work, "A History of England" by, in her own words, "a partial, prejudiced & ignorant historian." This humorous account of England from Henry IV to Charles I begins with a note on the first page, remarking: "There will be very few Dates in this history".
However, showing students [...] a contemporary letter from someone criticising Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as 'downright nonsense' makes a text, which might seem remote to a 15-year-old, suddenly become relevant." The Discovering Literature database has been designed with British schools and students in mind — many of its selected texts support the GCSE curricula, for example — but is accessible to anyone: its broader aim is to connect classic literature with a wider audience.A team of archaeologists races from Baghdad to Babylon to report from the field.Get a taste of what awaits you in print from this compelling excerpt."Don't shoot! " Henry Wright shouts as he thrusts his head out the window.The online exhibition will remain a permanent fixture of the Library’s Website.Of the more than 130 million items in the Library of Congress, which are considered “treasures”?