The English Pupil Summary
Andrea Barrett

Everything you need to understand or teach The English Pupil by Andrea Barrett.

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The English Pupil Summary

“The English Pupil” by Andrea Barrett appears in Barrett's highly acclaimed collection of eight stories, Ship Fever and Other Stories (1996). Like all the stories in the book, this one is about science and scientists, and it focuses on the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Linnaeus was famous for the innovative way in which he classified and named the three kingdoms of the natural world, animal, vegetable, and mineral. His work marked the dawn...

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