Literaire werken - Engels (10)
Een selectie van Engelse literaire werken die relevant kunnen zijn voor een studie Engels.
2020 || Paperback || Charles Dickens || Penguin Books
It includes a map of Kent in the early nineteenth century, and appendices on Dickens's original ending and his working notes, giving readers an illuminating glimpse into the mind of a great novelist at work.Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and sc...
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
2020 || Paperback || Maya Angelou || Little, Brown Book Group
The international classic and bestseller, Maya Angelou's memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA). 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou In this first volume of her seven books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evoke...
The Picture of Dorian Gray
2020 || Paperback || Oscar Wilde || 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...
The Bell Jar
2020 || Paperback || Sylvia Plath || Faber & Faber
I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer.
Never Let Me Go
2020 || Paperback || Kazuo Ishiguro || Faber & Faber
In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England.
2020 || Paperback || William Shakespeare || Penguin Books
Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend Iago, Shakespeare's Othello is a timeless tragic figure. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Kenneth Muir with an introduction by Tom McAlindon.'O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.'A popular soldier and newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend Iago sows doubts in his mind about his wife Desdemona's...
2020 || Paperback || James Baldwin || Penguin Books
When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. This book introduces love's fascinating possibilities and extremities.
2020 || Paperback || Nick Hornby || Penguin Books
'There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.'Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding.
There's no ice. Life is ticking along nicely for Sam: his mum's got rid of her rubbish boyfriend, he's thinking about college and he's met someone. Alicia.Then a little accident happens.
One with big consequences for someone just finding his way in life. Sam can't run (l...
2020 || Paperback || Michael Morpurgo || HarperCollins Publishers
A stunning edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring an introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers.
Aspects of the USA
American history, culture, and society for learners of English
Paperback || David Marler e.a. || Hogeschool Rotterdam
No single country has had a larger impact on the past century than America; and most experts agree that the role of English as a world language is due in part to the world's largest economy and third largest country, the United States. But the America of today is also a coutnry of contradictions. It is a country born out of peace and progress, but also out of violence and revolt. Aspects of the USA offers students of English and EFL teachers a broad introduction to the United States, includin...