A-Level English Literature Reading List.Watch
I would be eternally grateful to anyone that could help me out by posting a list of books that I might end up studying at AS/A2 Level English Literature. A full list would be preferred.
Novels: Brighton Rock and A Clockwork Orange
Poems: Collection from The Rattle Bag
Play: Hamlet and Revenger's Tragedy.
Novels: The Great Gatsby and Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Just ask the English teachers. They'll tell you exactly which one you'll be studying =]
I just want to do some background/wider reading to get a head-start ready for September.
In AS I did 'The Struggle for Modern Identity':
Things fall apart
The World's wife
The Color Purple
Angels in America
In A2 I did: 'Love through the ages':
A streetcar named desire
The Great Gatsby
Notes on a Scandal
Robert Browning poetry
And an anthology made up of love poetry spanning a few centuries.
Plus a whole load of random extracts from books/plays/poems for wider reading.
The Great Gatsby
The Kite Runner
Death of a Salesman
The Poems of Robert Browning
At A2 Level:
The Bloody Chamber
The Handmaid's Tale
The Feminist Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
With AQA your teacher can pick whether you do Victorian or Modern literature. but at A2 the theme is books about love and that's what everyone does.
In L6 I did Victorian...
Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Poetry of Thomas Hardy
Mrs Warren's Profession
A Woman of No Importance
In U6 I did
Poetry of John Donne
But we were told to read widely around the theme and not just concentrate on the books we were doing in class.
we had coursework for :Journey's End and Regeneration
and the exam we've got The Picture of Dorian Gray and Yeats poetry.