Page novel essay on how a specific novel (must choose from novels listed in order instructions)reflects british history.
Novel Assignment: Analyze one of four classic novels as an historical source in about three
pages. Questions to ask yourself while reading include, what does the novel contribute to an
understanding of British history? How does empire figure, if at all? How do social divisions
(such as gender, race, and class) appear in the novel? What are the limits of using a novel as a
source? Students can choose among Jane Austen, Persuasion (1818), Charles Dickens, Hard
Times (1854), Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897) and Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (1925).
You only have to write about one of the books but you need to tie it into the questions asked above and everything needs to be cited correctly.