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Educational edition of Andy Mulligan's page-turning, hard-hitting adventure story
The Bluest Eye is one of Toni Morrison's most powerful novels. The Nobel Laureate's debut is the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. This book presents an impressive collection of updated critical essays and an insightful introduction by editor Harold Bloom that will enrich students' insight into this heartbreaking classic that tackles the crucial themes of race and identity.
First published in 1799, George Walker's The Vagabond was an immediate popular success. Offering a vitriolic critique of post-Bastille Jacobinism and sansculotte-style mob rule, its true-to-life satirical portraits of many of the radical men and women who fought in the forefront of the British Revolution are nonetheless full of playful banter and farce. With swipes at Hume, Rousseau, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, and Paine; the French Revolution; and the ideas of the noble savage, natural virtue, liberty, equality, and romantic primitivism, The Vagabond offers a unique cross-section of 1790s radicalism. This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction and a wide selection of primary source materials that situate the novel in the context of the revolutionary debate of the 1790s. Appendices include contemporary reviews of the novel and excerpts from the writings of a variety of radicals and reactionaries engaged in the debate, such as Hume, Rousseau, Paine, Thelwall, Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Burke, Playfair, Malthus, and Cobbett, among many others.
Hailed by writers and critics alike as one of the most important American novels ever published, Mark Twain's quintessential coming-of-age story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn gave a distinct voice to American literature. As the respected critics in this volume attest, Twain's novel sustains the tests of time and interpretation. This fully updated volume also offers perceptive supplementary materials, such as a chronology and an index, that will come in handy for students writing research papers on this beloved work.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel; Edexcel Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature; A Level English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of Frankenstein is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.' Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist with huge ambition, exceeds his own expectations when he manages to create life from an assemblage of dead body parts. Yet he has failed to think through the consequences and responsibilities of his action, with fatal results. First published in 1818, this genre-defying novel - part gothic tale, part science fiction, part philosophical exploration - invites us to consider whom we sympathise with: the scientist playing God or the monstrous creature he has created.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas; SQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature; Nationals and Highers First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change...' A series of brutal incidents - a murder, the trampling of a child - leads lawyer Mr Utterson to try to find out more about the repulsive perpetrator Mr Hyde. More importantly, he begins to question how Hyde is connected to Utterson's old friend, the respectable Dr Jekyll. Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, with its concern with doubles and the `dual nature of man', takes the reader into the darker regions of late Victorian London, as Utterson begins to unravel the mystery and confront the horror of Hyde's true identity.
Exam board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of The Sign of Four is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `Moonlight was streaming into the room, and it was bright with a vague and shifty radiance. Looking straight at me and suspended, as it were, in the air, for all beneath was in shadow, there hung a face...' A mysterious letter, a missing father, stolen jewels and a man found dead in a locked room. Private detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson have their work cut out in a case which takes them through the suburbs of south London, back in time to the forts and swamps of colonial India, and climaxes in a dramatic chase along the river Thames. Arthur Conan Doyle's 1890 novel is the famous detective's second case.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas Level/Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: Sept 2015 First exam: June 2017 Exam board: AQA Level/Subject: A Level English Literature First teaching: Sept 2015 First exam: June 2017 Exam board: Cambridge International Level/Subject: IGCSE Literature in English First teaching: Sept 2018 First exam: 2020 This edition of Jane Eyre is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. Orphaned at a young age, Jane Eyre is foisted upon unfriendly relations, sent to school to suffer illness, injustice and privation, before striking out on her own to earn her living as a governess. Independent and passionate by nature, Jane only begins to discover fulfilment when she takes up a post at Thornfield Hall and gets to know the master Mr Rochester, a man of changeable moods. Yet will Thornfield's secrets and Mr Rochester's past prove obstacles to Jane's happiness? With its gothic atmosphere and first-person narrative, Charlotte Bronte's bildungsroman has captivated readers since its first appearance in 1847.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, WJEC; CXC Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature; Cape Literatures in English First teaching: September 2015; 2016 First examination: June 2017; May-June 2018 This edition of Pride and Prejudice is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.' Such is the unpromising start to one of the most well-known relationships in English literature. Can vivacious, intelligent, but fortuneless Elizabeth Bennet and the wealthy, reserved and seemingly haughty Mr Darcy see past their first impressions of one another? Jane Austen's 1813 novel paints a witty picture of Georgian society, showing through the ups and downs of the five Bennet sisters the lengths to which women must go to secure a husband and position - and, in Elizabeth's case, to find a marriage of true minds.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, WJEC Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of A Christmas Carol is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `If I could work my will,' said Scrooge, indignantly, `every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.' Miser and misanthropist Ebenezer Scrooge hates the festive season. Can the visitations of his dead business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and yet to come shake him from his habits, to show him the true value of Christmas? Dickens's 1843 story was written in response to the plight of the poor, the hungry, the exploited and the uneducated in Victorian society, suggesting that the true test of a society is the way it treats its children.
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of Great Expectations is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. `Hold your noise!' cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. `Keep still, you little devil, or I'll cut your throat!' So begins Charles Dickens's 1861 bildungsroman, the story of the orphan Pip who is catapulted from the desolate Kent marshes of his childhood to become a young gentleman in London. Who is Pip's mysterious benefactor? And what role will the troubling figures of escaped convict Magwitch, decaying bride Miss Havisham and the beautiful but aloof Estella play in his prospects? Told through the first-person voice of the older Pip, this story of great expectations suggests gains always come at a price. Dickens depicts both the horrors of the early nineteenth-century penal system and the rapid rise and fall of fortunes that Victorian society permitted.
For success in the Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature exams, look no further than this phenomenal CGP Workbook for Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. It's packed with questions on the plot, characters, context, themes and the writer's techniques - with answers at the back. We've also included a section of exercises to help students practise the skills they'll need for the exam, exam-style questions and there's even a cartoon that summarises the whole plot. This Workbook is matched to CGP's Frankenstein Text Guide (9781782943129).