English Literature Students Essential Selection

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Literary Theory: An Introduction
1.  Literary Theory: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
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  "Priceless source material on various schools of thought"
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Shakespeare's Language
2.  Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
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  "Thought provoking insights into Shakespeare's plays"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
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The Wheel of Fire (Routledge Classics)
3.  The Wheel of Fire (Routledge Classics) by G. Wilson Knight
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  "A watershed in Shakespearean criticism"
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Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon
4.  Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon by John Kerrigan
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  "Incredibly informative reference book"
£26.10   Used & New from: £19.50

Thinking About Texts
5.  Thinking About Texts by Chris Hopkins
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  "Essential guidance for the first year"
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Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and  Macbeth (New Penguin Shakespeare Library)
6.  Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth (New Penguin Shakespeare Library) by John Bayley
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  "Lucid and necessary theories on the Bard himself"
£10.39   Used & New from: £3.98
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
7.  Shorter Oxford English Dictionary by William R. Trumble
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  "Invest in this. It will be your friend forever"
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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Reference Books)
8.  The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Reference Books) by J. A. Cuddon
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  "Another indispensable reference book"
£10.49   Used & New from: £4.81
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Poetics (Penguin Classics)
9.  Poetics (Penguin Classics) by Aristotle
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  "Katharsis, Mimesis... Introduction to concepts"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.16
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (The Oxford Shakespeare)
10.  William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (The Oxford Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
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  "Buy it now..."
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
11.  Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt
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  "... and read it in conjunction with this for a deeper understanding of his work."
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The Second Sex (Vintage Classics)
12.  The Second Sex (Vintage Classics) by Simone De Beauvoir
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  "Groundbreaking feminine criticism"
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Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics)
13.  Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics) by Ovid
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  "One of the original storytellers"
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Mother Tongue: The English Language
14.  Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson
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  "A fascinating journey into the heart of the English language"
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Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
15.  Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
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  "Correct grammar is important as background reading"
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Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us
16.  Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us by Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
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  "Highly readable and equally important"
£23.83   Used & New from: £1.41

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