An Inspector Calls


Author: J. B. Priestley
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232825
Category: English drama
Page: 79
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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl's suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death.

A View from the Bridge


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241960118
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509847510
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Why has the mild mannered Dr Jekyll suddenly begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? And why are they never seen together? When Jekyll’s old friend Utterson tries to solve these mysteries he uncovers a horrific story of suffering and brutality that eventually leads to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde’s true identity. Accompanied here by three other memorable stories of horror, murder and the supernatural, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic literature by Robert Louis Stevenson, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. This beautiful edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde & Other Stories features an afterword by playwright and screenwriter Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Blood Brothers


Author: Willy Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408176939
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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A Liverpudlian West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the story of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.

Lamia


Author: John Keats
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rare book genre terms
Page: 67
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DNA


Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432376
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008

The Real Charlotte


Author: E. OE. Somerville,Martin Ross
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1879941465
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 415
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The action in The Real Charlotte is dominated by two women: the pretty, vulgar, light-hearted Francie; and her guardian, the complex, heavy-set Charlotte.

GCSE English for CCEA Revision


Author: John Andrews,Aidan Lennon,Jenny Lendrum,Pauline Wylie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781444145816
Category: English language
Page: 96
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Covering all aspects of the new CCEA GCSE English specification for 2003 onwards, this meets all examination criteria, providing candidates with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need in order to achieve success at this level.

Edexcel AS/a Level Anthology of Music


Author: Julia Winterson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292118369
Category:
Page: 408
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The Pearson Edexcel AS/A level Anthology of Music introduces the AS and A level set works to a new generation of musicians and will inspire them to develop their music knowledge, understanding and skills and will help them prepare for their assessment. Published in partnership with Edition Peters and Faber Music, and edited by Julia Winterson, the printed Anthology contains: · printed music scores of all 53 new set works in a single volume · a preface to each score, setting the piece in context, highlighting key themes · listening awareness points and suggestions for wider listening · glossary of key terms used in each set work.

Cry, the Beloved Country


Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743262441
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, “We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony.” Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.