What novels did you study in A-level English Literature?

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Just interested what books you guys studied for your A-level in English Lit.

Include any poetry/plays as well that you did if you want; but I'm more interested in the books that you did.

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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Kite Runner - Khaled Housseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
Dr Faustus - Christopher Marlowe
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

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The Handmaid's Tale at A2, and Frankenstein and the Picture of Dorian Gray at AS.
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In class, Wuthering Heights and Enduring Love.

Obviously at A Level though the emphasis is on wider reading, so I also read The Mayor of Casterbridge, Jude The Obscure, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, High Fidelity, Sons and Lovers and a couple of others that I've probably forgotten.
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Novels:
Pride and Prejudice
Frankenstein
Wuthering Heights
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Poetry/plays:
Hamlet
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Selected Poetry of Thomas Hardy
Dr Faustus
A Doll's House
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Streetcar Named Desire
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I can only remember Great Expectations. Heh.
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I've just finished AS and we studied:
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The Kite Runner
Poetry by Christina Rossetti and
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner...

Next year we are studying:
Wuthering heights
Dracula
Frankenstein and
possibly some other Gothic-type thing


I LOVE LITERATURE (it's the only subject that doesn't make me want to shoot myself in the leg)... Yey books..
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Novels-wise:
The Spire, William Golding
Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

Plays-wise:
Comedians, Trevor Griffiths
The Alchemist, Ben Jonson
Othello, you-know-who :P

Poetry-wise:
The Miller's Tale, Chaucer
Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth and Coleridge

Synoptic paper-wise:
WW1 literature (prose, plays, poems-there was a LOT. I think I memorised about 200 quotes)

EDIT: this was on the old spec
EDIT no. 2: Othello was AS coursework, Naked Lunch/The Satanic Verses was A2 coursework (where you had free-choice of literature/question. Was so awesome)
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AS - The World's Wife, Wise Children, and Making History were set texts, and we did some extracts and other texts for wider reading (like Spies, and extracts from Trainspotting and A Streetcar Named Desire, for example).

A2 - again, wider reading, but we picked a few texts in class - namely, Hamlet, Hardy's poetry, metaphysical poetry, A Doll's House, On Chesil Beach, The Glass Menagarie, A Room With A View, and other bits and pieces that our English teacher threw in at random.

I read LOADS outside of that. :eek:

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Othello, you-know-who :P
Voldemort wrote Othello?! :eek3: Who knew?!

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(Original post by Liam_G)

Next year we are studying:
Wuthering heights
Dracula
Frankenstein and
possibly some other Gothic-type thing


I LOVE LITERATURE (it's the only subject that doesn't make me want to shoot myself in the leg)... Yey books..
Yeah you must be studying some other Gothic type-thing as you need to study a 1300 - 1800 texts, out of Macbeth, The White Devil, Dr Faustus, The Handmaid's Tale and Paradise Lost. Just finished the course today, was quite enjoyable! Good luck with A2
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(Original post by Liam_G)
I've just finished AS and we studied:
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The Kite Runner
Poetry by Christina Rossetti and
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner...

Next year we are studying:
Wuthering heights
Dracula
Frankenstein and
possibly some other Gothic-type thing


I LOVE LITERATURE (it's the only subject that doesn't make me want to shoot myself in the leg)... Yey books..

I forgot to mention that we studied 'Othello' and 'Death of a salesman' for coursework... We got to do re-creative pieces on 'Othello' :woo: and i did a monologue by Emilia... 'twas awesome :cool:
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AS: The World's Wife, Spies (urgh), Much Ado About Nothing, Tis Pity She's a Whore
A2: Measure for Measure, The Lyrical Ballads, tons of things for War literature wider reading, and two books of our choice for the coursework.

This was on the old syllabus though
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I've only just finished AS.

-Novels
The Kite runner
Pride and prejudice

-Poetry and plays
King Lear - for coursework
Little voice - for coursework
Poems by W.H Auden
Poems by Christina Rossetti
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Chaucer - Canterbury's tales.
The merchant tales.

Shakespeare - Romeo&Juliet, Othello, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Henry IV

'Tis Pity She's A Whore- Ford.
The Spanish Tragedy - Kyd
The Country's Wife by Wycherley


A Room With a View by Forster
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Hardy

The Rainbow, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence
The End of Something by Hemingway
Woolf - The Lighthouse, The Waves, Lappin and Lapinova
The caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht
Ulysses by Joyce

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesse Williams.
Bent by Sherman
The Kite Runner by Hosseini
Betrayal by Pinter
Shadowlands by Nicholson
Enduring Love by McEwan

The Doll's House by Ibsen
The World's Wife by Duffy
All My Sons by Miller

and loads more...
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Pride and Prejudice, The Handmaid's Tale, and Nineteen Eighty-Four for novels.

Hamlet and Measure for Measure for Shakespeare and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for the other play.

The Wife of Bath's Tale and poetry by John Donne for poetry.
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Just Finished English Leaving Certificate.

Novel - Wuthering Heights

Shakespearean - King Lear

Poetry - Adrienne Rich, W.B Yeats
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Novels:
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
All Quiet on the Western Front - Remarque (in translation obviously)
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Poetry:
The War Poems - Wilfred Owen
Power Politics - Margaret Atwood
Paradise Lost - Book One - John Milton

Plays:
Othello - Shakespeare
The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster
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As:

Jane Eyre- HATED IT
The Magic Toyshop- HATED IT
The Taming Of The Shrew- HATED IT
'Tis Pity She's a Whore- HATED IT

A2:

Captain Corellis Mandolin- LOVED IT
The Great Gatsby-. LOVED IT
The Picture of Dorian Gray- LOVED IT
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(Original post by Chapter One)
Yeah you must be studying some other Gothic type-thing as you need to study a 1300 - 1800 texts, out of Macbeth, The White Devil, Dr Faustus, The Handmaid's Tale and Paradise Lost. Just finished the course today, was quite enjoyable! Good luck with A2
Thanks! Good luck with.. whatever's after A2! :rolleyes:
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AS:
Oleanna by David Mamet
Seamus Heaney Poems
Owen Sheers poems
Ok I've had a mind blank on what I studied lol.
I remember I did "Not the End of the World" by Kate Atkinson for my coursework.
Oh and Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso sea for other part of coursework.

A2 (finished today!!!):
Hamlet
The Revenger's Tragedy (by Anon)
1984 by George Orwell
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ( my choice, for the coursework)
Emily Dickinson Poetry
William Blake Poetry
S'about it.

Hated it, it has to be said lol. Ah well, done and dusted now and I don't even have to pass it
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