Prof. Jones was not the most inspirational instructor I have ever had. His explications sucked all of the life out of the literature. He claimed to want original ideas, but marked down on midterms and finals if an idea contrary to his own was presented. The exams call for in depth explications of individual passages from the novels, and one must be able to write good essays under preassure. Otherwise, he is a very chill professor, friendly and accommodating. The saving grace for the course is the outstanding reading list.