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Affordable Learning Georgia Partner Texts

The following texts have been prepared with the assistance of the University of North Georgia Press in its role as Affordable Learning Georgia's Partner Press

“Affordable Learning Georgia partners with the University of North Georgia Press to assist grantees with copyright clearance, peer review, production and design, and other tasks required to produce quality Open Educational Resources (OER). The University Press is a peer-reviewed, academic press. Its mission is to produce scholarly work that contributes to the fields of innovative teaching, textbooks, and Open Educational Resources. Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant funds may be used for services provided by the Press.

To determine how the University Press can assist ALG grantees or anyone interested in developing OER with ALG, the University Press will provide advance free consultations. Please contact the Press at 706-864-1556 or”

“Textbook Transformation Grants” from Affordable Learning Georgia

The Compact Anthology of World Literature, Parts 4, 5, and 6

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Turlington

The Compact Anthology of World Literature, Parts 4, 5, and 6 is designed as an e-book to be accessible on a variety of devices: smart phone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer.  Students have reported ease of accessibility and readability on all these devices.

  • To access the text on a laptop, desktop, or tablet, you will need to download a program through which you can read the text. We recommend Readium, an application available through Google.
  • If you plan to read the text on an Android device, you will need to download an application called Lithium from the App Store.
  • On an iPhone, the text will open in iBooks.
  • Some students and instructors have preferred to convert the text to pdf format. Several free converters are available on the internet. After trying a few, we recommend Zamzar. In our tests of the converter, we did not experience any loss of functionality. However, we did notice that after conversion to pdf format, the left margin becomes very narrow. You may want to warn students that the text may appear just a bit more crowded on the page after conversion.

Although the text is designed to look like an actual book, the Table of Contents is composed of hyperlinks that will take you to each introductory section and then to each text. The three parts of the text are organized into the following units:

Part 4—The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (epub)

Unit I The Age of Reason
Unit II The Near East and Asia

Part 5—The Long Nineteenth Century (epub)

Unit I Romanticism
Unit II Realism

Part 6—The Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature (epub)

Unit I Modernism
Unit II Postcolonial Literature
Unit III Contemporary Literature

Texts from a variety of genres and cultures are included in each unit. Additionally, each selection or collection includes a brief introduction about the author and text(s), and each includes 3 – 5 discussion questions. Texts in the public domain--those published or translated before 1923--are replicated here. Texts published or translated after 1923 are not yet available in the public domain. In those cases, we have provided a link to a stable site that includes the text. Thus, in Part 6, most of the texts are accessible in the form of links to outside sites. In every case, we have attempted to connect to the most stable links available.

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

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