Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology - for the Grade 9-1 Course (CGP GCSE English 9-1 Revision)
from CGP Books, ISBN: 9781782943617
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Milk and Honey
from Kaur, Rupi, ISBN: 9781449474256
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GCSE English Text Guide - An Inspector Calls
GCSE English Text Guide - An Inspector Calls
This book contains everything you need to write better GCSE English essays on j.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls', all presented in a helpful and entertaining way to make study and revision easier. There are clear notes on the plot, characters, themes and historical background, plus practice questions to make sure you understand the main points. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades.
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are.Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age.Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780718188726
from Fry, Stephen, ISBN: 9780718188726
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GCSE English Shakespeare Text Guide - Macbeth
GCSE English Shakespeare Text Guide - Macbeth
Provides an introduction to Shakespeare's play with sections on the characters, themes, language and background, and guidance on how to tackle the kind of questions that come up at GCSE. This guide includes a comic strip to help make sense of the story.
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An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin…
Inspector Calls
from Priestley, J. B., ISBN: 9780141185354
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The Sun and Her Flowers
from Kaur, Rupi, ISBN: 9781471165825
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Inside the Wave: COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
from Helen Dunmore, ISBN: 9781780373584
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Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9780198324003
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Drama

An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin…
Inspector Calls
from Priestley, J. B., ISBN: 9780141185354
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Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.This volume is part of the new Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each text has been freshly edited by Professor Cedric Watts.Macbeth is a classic read and is extremely helpful for those studying at school.This paperback book has 128 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.6cm.Amazon Review:One of Shakespeare's greatest, but also bloodiest tragedies, was written around 1605 to 1606. Many have seen the story of Macbeth's murder and usurpation of the legitimate Scottish King Duncan as having obvious connection to contemporary issues regarding King James I (James VI of Scotland), and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. King James was particularly fascinated with witchcraft, so the appearance of the witches chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" at the opening of the play seemed particularly topical, as was Macbeth's betrayal of Banquo, from whom James claimed direct descent. However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing". --Jerry Brotton
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260353
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Hag-Seed
from Atwood, Margaret, ISBN: 9780099594024
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Essays, Journals & Letters

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell
The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell
Doors of Perception
from Huxley, Aldous, ISBN: 9780099458203
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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
from Herodotus, ISBN: 9780140449082
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Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichés end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower and Newcastle's Bigg Market to the Lake District to find his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of chippy Scousers, pie-eating woollybacks, topless Geordies, mad-for-it Mancs, Yorkshire nationalists and brothers in southern exile. This paperback book has 354 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.2cm
from Maconie, Stuart, ISBN: 9780091910235
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History & Criticism

An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin…
Inspector Calls
from Priestley, J. B., ISBN: 9780141185354
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Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9780198324003
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An Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
An Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
from Scicluna, John, ISBN: 9781447982166
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Poetry

Milk and Honey
from Kaur, Rupi, ISBN: 9781449474256
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are.Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age.Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780718188726
from Fry, Stephen, ISBN: 9780718188726
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The Sun and Her Flowers
from Kaur, Rupi, ISBN: 9781471165825
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Shakespeare, William

Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.This volume is part of the new Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each text has been freshly edited by Professor Cedric Watts.Macbeth is a classic read and is extremely helpful for those studying at school.This paperback book has 128 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.6cm.Amazon Review:One of Shakespeare's greatest, but also bloodiest tragedies, was written around 1605 to 1606. Many have seen the story of Macbeth's murder and usurpation of the legitimate Scottish King Duncan as having obvious connection to contemporary issues regarding King James I (James VI of Scotland), and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. King James was particularly fascinated with witchcraft, so the appearance of the witches chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" at the opening of the play seemed particularly topical, as was Macbeth's betrayal of Banquo, from whom James claimed direct descent. However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing". --Jerry Brotton
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260353
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Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)
Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)
Romeo and Juliet
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781840224337
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Othello (Wordsworth Classics)
Othello (Wordsworth Classics)
This is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction. Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. In its vivid rendering of racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation, Othello is arguably the most topical and accessible tragedy from Shakespeare's major phase as a dramatist.A brilliant book with an interesting plot, perfect for home and school reading.This paperback book measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9cm.
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260186
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