Required Texts

        There is only one required textbook for this section of English 105:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories (N.Y.: Dover, 1992).  ISBN-13:  978-0486270609

If you already have an acceptable print edition of "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" and "Rappaccini's Daughter," you may use it as long as you show it to me at least a week before the reading assignment is due.

        I also recommend purchasing a printed, college-level composition handbook if you do not already own one.  Because all handbooks cover almost the same material, I do not have a preference.  The key is to use the handbook you have to teach yourself lessons about how to operate the language and how to format academic papers.  The home page also has links to several online sites that can teach you grammar, punctuation, sentence-diagramming, and other useful skills.

        If you are not on a budget, you might want to purchase your own copies of the movies The Third Man and Casablanca.  The movies are available from the library in DVD format, and can be purchased, new and used, from various online sites.         The Third Man, starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, and Alida Valli, is a 1949 black-and-white movie directed by Carol Reed.  A two-disc DVD is currently (2013) being sold as new by Amazon for about $35, but used copies are available for around $15.  Do not mistake it for the DVD of a television show by the same name that starred Michael Rennie (the guy who played the alien in the original The Day the Earth Stood Still).  This identifying number should be associated with the correct DVD: ASIN: B000NOK0GM

        Casablanca, staring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, and Conrad Veidt, is a 1943 black-and-white movie directed by Michael Curtiz.  The 2000 Warner Home Video version (ASIN: 6305736650) is currently (2013) being sold as new by Amazon for $14, but used copies are available for as little as $4.00  A film that has been that famous for that long may well have depressed the asking price for DVD copies, but I would be a little suspicious of a seller who was offering it for only $4.00 unless I had the right to return it for a refund if the DVD was damaged.