Literaire werken - Engels (25)
Een selectie van Engelse literaire werken die relevant kunnen zijn voor een studie Engels.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Paperback || Harper Lee || Cornerstone
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.'Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Paperback || Mark Haddon || Vintage Publishing
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome.
He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched.
He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrif...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Paperback || Jonathan Safran Foer || Penguin Books
'UTTERLY ENGAGING. FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE IT IS A HUGELY INVOLVING READ...A HEARTBREAKER: TRAGIC, FUNNY, INTENSELY MOVING' SPECTATORIn a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key...The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of ...
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Paperback || Orwell, George || Penguin Books
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent ...
Oxford School Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Paperback || Shakespear, William || Oxford University Press
Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition of Romeo and Juliet includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes. Romeo and Juliet is a set text for KS3 in England, and remains one of the most populartexts for study by secondary students the world over.
Paperback || F. Scott Fitzgerald || Penguin Books
Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby's mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that 'he killed a man'. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though no one knows wh...
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
Paperback || John Updike & Katrina Kenison || Houghton Mifflin
Since the series' inception in 1915, the annual volumes of The Best American Short Stories have launched literary careers, showcased the most compelling stories of each year, and confirmed for all time the significance of the short story in our national literature. Now THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary g...
Lord of the Flies
Paperback || Golding, William || Faber & Faber
First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognised as a classic, one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern novels. This edition, which includes an introduction and notes by Ian Gregor and Mark Kinkead-Weekes, meets the demand for its use in schools and its prescription by numerous examining boards. In compiling the notes they have borne in mind the needs of younger readers not only in this country but overseas.
Hate U Give
Paperback || Thomas, Angie || Walker Books
Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller.
Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
"A classic in the making." The Times
"Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter." Stylist
"Passionate and uncompromising." The Observer
"A must-read." The Pool
"Outstanding." The Guardian
Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she wa...
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Paperback || Wilde, Oscar || Alma Books
Includes pictures, notes and an extensive section on Oscar Wilde's life and works. Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits, and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait, rather than on Dorian's own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, rea...