English Class Hooligans
By English Class Hooligans
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Each month we read a classic book that you were likely assigned to read in school, but never did.
||Clean005 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported in time and space to England during the reign of King Arthur. After some initial confusion and his capture by one of Arthur's knights, Hank realizes that he is actually in the past, and he uses his knowledge to make people believe that he is a powerful magician. Twain wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor. It is a satire of feudalism and monarchy that also celebrates homespun ingenuity and democratic values.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - A Streetcar Named Desire||A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. This month we also have a special guest on the show. Thanks again Ellen for joining us.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens||It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald||The great american novel of the 1920's.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Anthem - Ayn Rand||Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
My new book club
Fun group and idea for a podcast. I’ve heard some of these guys on another podcast about comics.
Great production quality and smart insights. Got me thinking about books I’ve missed out on. And tell me Silas Marner shows up on this!
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