Are you faced with introducing a reluctant student to classic writers? This might be easier than you think! Let AnthologyBuilder.com help. (Click the high-lighted anthology links below, then scroll down and click the story titles to preview each story.)
Maybe your student’s taste runs to the out-of-doors and an author recalling his attempts at catching a wild turkey alive instead of using the shotgun he’d been given on a family hunting trip. That’s the 1916 story “Hunting the Deceitful Turkey” by Mark Twain. Perhaps the student would be intrigued reading a mystery story written by a Springfield lawyer in 1841, “The Trailor Murder Mystery” by Abraham Lincoln. Or, how about the story of a romance kindled by visits to a health club gym, in 1862. Yes! Even before the Civil War there were health clubs as we discover in “King of Clubs and Queen of Hearts” by Louisa May Alcott. Ten whimsical stories by classic authors are presented in the anthology “Back In My Day“ found under the Library Tab at AnthologyBuilder.
Have your student put aside those video game battles and instead read about a soldier’s thoughts after the drums and guns of war fall silent. “The Silent Drum“ contains stories not of battle and glory, but rather, the odd events in the back currents of war that the soldiers recall. Order this at AnthologyBuilder.com in the Library Tab.
It is hard to believe, but a prediction of social media, such as twitter and facebook, existed in the early 1900’s as evidenced in E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” among the stories contained in “It Ends In Fire“ found through the Library Tab at AnthologyBuilder.
So, visit AnthologyBuilder and get your student reading, or order an anthology at the Library Tab for your own “me” time this summer. ( Unfortunately this may be the last summer that Anthology Builder will offer these unique books, so make your selections now.)
Enjoy – foxtale
*** LINKED NOTE *** Jack London, whose story, The Scarlet Plague, appears in “It End’s In Fire” has stories reprinted now in seven A-B anthologies. Click the author’s name, and scroll down to see which anthologies, click on those to see what other stories have been paired with those of this classic writer of adventurous tales.