Hey, I thought I'd reach out here to see if any TarValonites had some ideas Thank you in advance! So I am doing a Master's degree, and this spring we're focusing on literature. We have been told to find 12 texts that may be used in an English classroom for teenagers/young adults. I have a few ideas already, one of which is to take a look at texts from different periods that all have poverty as a theme. I come to you asking if you have any ideas for a 'classic' English text, written at some point from 1700-1950, which has poverty as a central theme. Bonus points if it is a short story -- we have been told to use a variety of text types, and so far I have a song (At the end of the day from Les Mis), a game (Spent), a Bible excerpt (Jesus telling off Judas when Judas asks if the spikenard Mary pours over Jesus' feet shouldn't rather be sold in order to give the money to the poor). It could also be an excerpt from a novel, but if so I would really appreciate a general idea of where in the book to look.