Chesterton Academy Literature Book List

2019-2020


The following books are to be purchased by students and available for use by the start of the school year.  The ISBN numbers are provided to ensure each student has the correct edition and translation of each text. The differences in editions and translations are significant to the content of the courses, so please do not replace the listed books with other editions. Thank you. 

Latin 1 and Latin 2:                                                                      ISBN#

  • Latin: First year (Henle Latin) by Robert J. Henle   9780829410266

  • Latin Grammar (Henle Latin) by Robert J. Henle   9780829401127

All Students Entering Grades 9 and 10:  

Medieval History Required Books: 

  • History of Western Civilization, Vol.1to 1715, 5th edition, Jackson Spielvogel

9780495502869

  •   Makers of Rome, Plutarch, trans. Ian Scott-Kilvert. 9780140441581 


Literature/Medieval Literature Required Books:

  • St. Augustine’s Confessions, trans. John K. Ryan. 9780385029551

  • Beowulf, trans. Seamus Heaney 9780393320978

  • Le Morte D’Arthur, Sir Thomas Mallory, ed.. Keith Baines. 9780451531490

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, trans. Marie Borroff 9780393976588

  • The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton 9780486475639

  • The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer 9780140424386

  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare; 9780553212839


Theology: 

  • Catholic Bible

Philosophy Recommended Book:

  •  A History of Western Philosophy: From the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism by C. Stephan Evans 9780830852222

Note: Please buy these book USED whenever possible! Rising 11th grade students may be willing to lend/sell their copies as well. 

All Students Entering Grades 11 and 12:


Modern and American Literature:

  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.   9780553211764

  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky   9780679734505

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave  9780486284996

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald              9780743273565

  • 1984, George Orwell.   9780451524935

  • Collected Poems of T.S. Elliot   9780571105489

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley   9780060850524


Philosophy: 

  • A History of Western Philosophy: From the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism by C. Stephan Evans     9780830852222

Theology: 

  • Apologetics: a philosophic Defense and Explanation of the Catholic Religion by Paul Glen   9780895551573


Note: Please buy these book USED whenever possible! Chesterton Alumni students may be willing to lend/sell their copies as well.