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Great reads discovered in English Lit

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Good Night, Mr. Tom
Good Night, Mr. Tom
"A great moving story about an abused boy who finds a parent in the man he is evacuated to during WWII."
Macbeth (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
Macbeth (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
"One of Shakespeare's all time classics based on a real Scottish king."
The Merchant of Venice (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
The Merchant of Venice (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
"A comic tale of anti-Semitism in 16th century Italy, and the origins of the famous phrase "A pound of flesh"."
Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: "Othello"
Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: "Othello"
"Another tale of racism in 16th century Venice. Othello the Moor marries the white Venetian Desdeomona and is driven to murder her by Iago who tricks Othello into thinking Desdemona has been untrue."
King Lear (The Arden Shakespeare)
King Lear (The Arden Shakespeare)
"King Lear is blind to the wickedness of his eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, as he divides England in two and gives one half to each, banishing his honest daughter Cordelia."
An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16+)
An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16+)
"A great play which explores how far each member of the Birling family is responsible for the suicide of Eva Smith."
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
"An amazing novel set in America in the future when it is a Nazi-like regime. It's so scary because many of the things in the book have started to occur already, even though it was written in the 80s!"
Regeneration
Regeneration
"A great first chapter in the WWI trilogy focussing on the life of war poet Siegfried Sassoon during his time at Craiglockhart shell shock hospital."
The Whitsun Weddings (Faber Poetry)
The Whitsun Weddings (Faber Poetry)
"A collection of poems by the misogynistic, anti-working class and consumerism poet."
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
"A great collection of the epic poems of John Keats, written whilst he was terminally ill."