The is awesome news for literary-minded Catholics!
Ignatius Press is working with Joseph Pearce to produce critical editions of the classics of literature that approach them from a traditional moral vantage point, rather than the modernist, feminist, deconstructionist view which dominates academia today. They even have study guides to help teach from these editions.
There are half a dozen titles out already, with many more on the way. Here’s what they have so far:
*]Hamlet - William Shakespeare
*]King Lear - William Shakespeare
*]Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
*]Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
*]Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
*]The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Here are the titles listed as “Coming Soon”:
*]The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
*]Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
*]Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
*]Macbeth - William Shakespeare
*]The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
*]Metaphysical Poets - Donne, Crashaw, Herbert, Marvell, etc.
*]Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
*]Gulliver’s Travels - Jonathan Swift
*]Romantic Poets - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Shelley, etc.
Thank you Ignatius Press! It’s time to retake the world of literary interpretation from those who have led it down a dark, dismal path for so long.