1984 by McDougal-Littell Publishing Staff (Created by)
Reader for young adults that features "1984" by George Orwell, along with short stories, poems, and essays.
Alex as Well
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman
Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex, who has male and female sexual body parts, rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl.
Sophocles by David Franklin (Edited and Translated by); John Harrison (Edited and Translated by, Contribution by); Judith Affleck (Contribution by); P. E. Easterling (Introduction by); Sophocles
A translation of Sophocles' play in which Antigone risks her life in order to give her brother, who has been declared a traitor, a proper burial. Includes commentary and an introduction to the Greek Theater.
The Art of the Story
The Art of the Story by Daniel Halpern (Editor)
An anthology featuring contemporary masters of the short story around the globe, including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Amis, and more
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
An unabridged republication of the 1899 novel about a Victorian-era woman who finds passionate physical love with a young man she meets while on vacation.
The Birthday Party : a Play in Three Parts
The Bloody Chamber
The Bloody Chamber by Carter, Angela
A collection of ten fantasy stories by Angela Carter.
Brighton Rock by Greene, Graham
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez; Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
A young man tries to uncover the truth behind a shocking murder that took place nearly thirty years ealier, looking to the town's residents to rebuild the events of the crime and try to determine why no one stopped the killer when everyone seemed to know his intentions.
Collected Poems by Lorna Goodison
New poems are added to the eleven previous books of this most popular of Caribbean poets.
The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.
The Complete Poems of John Keats
The Complete Poems of John Keats by John Keats
This collection contains all of Keats's poetry: the early work, which is often undervalued even today, the poems on which his reputation rests including the 'Odes' and the two versions of the uncompleted epic 'Hyperion', and work which only came to light after his death including his attempts at drama and comic verse.
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Richard Pevear (Annotations by, Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Annotations by, Translator)
Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller.
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman by Adrian Page (Editor)
A fresh and exciting approach to English Literature
Death of a Salesman : Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (Illustrator)
Presents the script of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play in which Willy Loman, a sixty-three-year-old traveling salesman, is forced to face the reality he has avoided all his life.
Nllb: Equus by Peter Shaffer
The complete, original text is accompanied by an introduction, activities for before, during and after study, as well as notes.
The Famished Road
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Tells the story of an African village through the eyes of a spirit child.
The Final Solution : a Story of Detection
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
A retired, eighty-nine-year-old detective, living in the English countryside in 1944, finds his interest piqued when a man is murdered while trying to steal a German-speaking parrot that spouts an endless stream of numbers from a young Jewish refugee.
The French Lieutenant's Woman
The French Lieutenant's Woman by Fowles, John
This is an epic love story of two people of insight and imagination seeking escape from the cant and tyranny of their age. To the last detail of dress, idiom and manners, John Fowles immaculately recreates Victorian England in the greatest of his novels.
Fun Home : a Family Tragicomic
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Publication Date: 2007-06-05
A graphic memoir about growing up with a remote dad who managed a funeral home while hiding his homosexuality. Includes adult content.
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams; William Robert Bray (Introduction by); New Directions Staff
The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available with an introduction by Robert Bray, which reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Hana Sambrook
York Notes Advanced provide everything you need to know about Fitzgerald's classic novel set in the American Jazz era.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Guy Reynolds (Intro and Notes by)
The Great Gatsby, a novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that takes place from spring to autumn 1922, during the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition. It is the tragic story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his attempt to win back the love of Daisy Buchanan.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare; Richard Andrews (Editor); Rex Gibson (Editor)
Remaining faithful to the series' active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of the play, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities.
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy and Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order whose function is to breed.
The Handmaid's Tale (York Notes)
The Handmaid's Tale by Coral Ann Howells (Editor); Neil McEwan; Margaret Atwood
The most supportive, easy-to-use and focussed literature guides to help your students understand the texts they are studying at GCSE and A Level.
Hotel World by Ali Smith
A group of strangers at the Global Hotel find their lives forever linked when they are haunted by the spirit of a chambermaid who has fallen to her death in the hotel's dumbwaiter.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Autobiography covering the childhood of a woman who has been a professional dancer, actress, poet, journalist, and television producer.
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother Earnest who lives in London to escape his dull country routine, but finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love.
An Inspector Calls
Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley
Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer in the early years of this century, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter's engagement. Into this cosy scene intrudes the harsh figure of a police inspector investigating the suicide of a young working-class woman, every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret which links them with her death.
Jude the Obscure
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy; Patricia Ingham (Editor)
The story of Jude Fawley, an impoverished stonemason who aspires to the ministry and fails to fulfill the opposite expectations of the two women he loves in Victorian society.
Last Man in Tower
Last Main in Tower by Aravind Adiga
21st Century Mumbai is a city of new money and soaring real estate, and property kingpin Dharmen Shah has grand plans for its future. His offer to buy and tear down a weathered tower block, making way for luxury apartments, will make each of its residents rich - if all agree to sell. But not everyone wants to leave.
Macbeth by Linzy Brady (Editor); David James (Editor); Rex Gibson (Editor, Founded by); Vicki Wienand (General Editor); Richard Andrews (General Editor); William Shakespeare
Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features.
Manto : Selected Short Stories
Manto : Selected Short Stories by Manto
Maus : a Survivor's Tale
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Introduction by); Eric Bogosian (Afterword by)
Recounts the experiences of Shukhov, a prisoner at a Soviet work camp in Siberia, as he struggles for survival.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken kesey
The struggle for power between a head nurse and a male patient in a mental institution leads to a climax of hate, violence, and death.
Opened Ground : Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground by Seamus Heaney
Presents a selection of over two hundred poems by Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney, drawn from throughout his career, from 1966 through 1996.
Seamus Heaney, Selected Poems
Seamus Heaney : Selected Poems by Daly, Shay
Othello by William Shakespeare; Roma Gill (Series edited by)
Othello is a set text for 11-14 year olds in England and remains one of the most accessible and popular of Shakespeare'splays for secondary students the world over.
The Outsider by Albert Camus
Perfume : the Story of a Murderer
Perfume by Patrick Süskind; John E. Woods (Translator)
In 1738, an orphaned child is given to the monks as a charity case. Although he has no smell at all himself, he possesses an absolute sense of smell. He can smell the very composition of objects, and their history.
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Contains the dramatic text for a play by Martin McDonagh, in which a writer is interrogated by the authorities in a totalitarian state over the gruesome details in his short stories and their resemblance to a series of actual child murders.
Pride and Prejudice : an Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Donald Gray; Mary Favret (Editor)
A spirited young woman in early nineteenth-century England copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter finds it difficult and frightening to live in the shadow of her predecessor, a situation that is exacerbated by her husband's moodiness, and the presence of sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A nameless man and his young son wander through a decimated landscape, searching for means of survival and a reason for hope as barbaric hordes of people roam the streets and ash falls from the sky.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Presents the play of Hamlet as seen through the eyes of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens.
Sacred Country by Rose Tremain; Rubenstein J Staff (Editor)
Certain that she is really a male trapped in a female body, Mary Ward pursues this elusive identity, much to the consternation of her mother, her brother, and a neighbor's son.
Season of Migration to the North
Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih; Laila Lalami (Introduction by); Denys Johnson-Davies (Translator)
After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood--the enigmatic Mustafa Sa'eed. Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence, telling him the story of his own years in London.
Carol Ann Duffy Selected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
Contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed volumes, "Standing Female Nude", "Selling Manhattan", "The Other Country", and "Mean Time" (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award), as well as six poems from the "The World's Wife".
Selected Poems by Frost, Robert
One of a series, this one concentrating on poems by Robert Frost.
The Selected Poems of William Blake
The Selected Poems of William Blake by William Blake
William Blake was an engraver, painter and visionary mystic as well as one of the most revolutionary poets. This volume contains many of his writings, including: "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience", "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", and a selection from the Prophetic Books.
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse; Hilda Rosner (Translator)
The story of the quest of Siddhartha, a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege and comfort to seek spiritual fulfillment and wisdom. On his journey, Siddhartha encounters wandering ascetics, Buddhist monks, and successful merchants, as well as a courtesan named Kamala and a simple ferryman who has attained enlightenment.
Skating to Antarctica
Skating to Antarctica by Diski, Jenny
Sardonically funny and moving, Skating to Antarctica is a book about a journey into darkness and light, the colour white, fantasy and memory, families and sanity.
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata; Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator)
The story of a geisha, Komako, who gives herself, without illusions, to a love affair doomed to transience.
The Sorrow of War
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
Kien, an ex-soldier and struggling writer, tries to come to grips with his painful youth, shattered love, and the horrors of the Vietnam conflict.
The Stranger by Albert Camus; Matthew Ward (Translator)
Caught in the grip of forces he does not understand, a quiet, ordinary clerk in Algiers commits a murder.
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; E. Browne (Editor); Arthur Miller (Foreword by); Arthur Miller (Introduction by)
Blanche DuBois, a haggard and fragile southern beauty finds her pathetic last grasp at happiness cruelly destroyed in large part by her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by)
Follows the fortunes of a woman living in the black town of Eaton, Florida.
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill; Bill Naismith (Editor); Non Worrall (Commentaries by); Chris Megson (Contribution by); Jenny Stevens (Contribution by); Nick Worrall (Editor)
Presents the dramatic text of Caryl Churchill's play that depicts the lives of women who have each defined their roles in life based on their views of womanhood and feminism; and includes a chronology of the playwright's life and work, a synopsis of the play, commentary on themes and style, and suggestions for further reading.
Top Girls (York Notes)
Tragedy : a Student Handbook
Tragedy : a Student Handbook
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Othello by William Shakespeare; Alvin Kernan (Editor)
Presents William Shakespeare's tragedy in which a husband turns against his wife after his jealous confidante plants doubts about her faithfulness, and includes explanatory notes, the story on which "Othello" is based, and five critical commentaries.
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
The edited script of Shakespeare's play about a king whose unfounded jealousy has lifelong consequences for his family, with a running synopsis of the action, explanation of unfamiliar words, and suggested activities for classroom use.
The World's Wife : Poems
The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
Publication Date: 2001-04-09
A collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous and infamous male personages, including Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, Frau Freud, the Devil's Wife, and others.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë; Roy Blatchford; Celeste Flower
Text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author.