An Inspector Calls


Author: J. B. Priestley
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232825
Category: English drama
Page: 79
View: 1956

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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.

The Sign of the Four


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1877527696
Category: Fiction
Page: 137
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel starring the great detective Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four weaves together a complex plot involving stolen treasure, a secret pact between guards and prisoners, and the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Revealing and humanizing Holmes beyond his portrayal in A Study in Scarlet, this novel from 1890 shows us the detective's drug habits and introduces Watson's wife-to-be, Mary Morstan.

An Inspector Calls

AQA GCSE English Literature
Author: Collins Collins GCSE
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008235918
Category:
Page: 80
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Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'An Inspector Calls' ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'An Inspector Calls' Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.

A View from the Bridge

Play in Two Acts
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212096
Category: Drama
Page: 70
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Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is captivated with his niece, Catherine, and his inappropriate feelings for her are inflamed when his wife's cousin from Italy makes advances toward Catherine.

DNA


Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432376
Category: Drama
Page: 88
View: 4612

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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

Lamia

A Narrative Poem from one of the most beloved English Romantic poets, best known for Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to Indolence, Ode to Psyche, The Eve of St. Agnes, Hyperion…
Author: John Keats
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027230098
Category: Poetry
Page: 469
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"Lamia" is a narrative poem, that tells how the god Hermes hears of a nymph who is more beautiful than all. Hermes, searching for the nymph, instead comes across a Lamia, trapped in the form of a serpent. She reveals the previously invisible nymph to him and in return he restores her human form. She goes to seek a youth of Corinth, Lycius, while Hermes and his nymph depart together into the woods. The relationship between Lycius and Lamia, however, is destroyed when the sage Apollonius reveals Lamia's true identity at their wedding feast, whereupon she seemingly disappears and Lycius dies of grief. Also, Keats's poem had a deep influence on Edgar Allan Poe's sonnet "To Science". John Keats (1795 – 1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature.

Jekyll and Hyde


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147114741X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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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 - he seemed to swell - his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter - and the next moment, I had sprung to my feet and leaped back against the wall, my arms raised to shield me from that prodigy, my mind submerged in terror... First published in 1866, Jekyll and Hyde was an instant success. Stark and skilfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde.

My Last Duchess (Unabridged)


Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: 802683643X
Category: Poetry
Page: 482
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This carefully crafted ebook: "My Last Duchess (Unabridged)‰Û� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "My Last Duchess" is a poem, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of the family of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of a woman, explaining that it is a portrait of his late wife; he invites his guest to sit and look at the painting. Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.

English & English Literature


Author: Franz Fitzsimmons,John Mannion
Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
ISBN: 9781843156420
Category: English language
Page: 96
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This volume covers the 2006 subject specifications for all exam boards. The text is laid out in 'sound bite' boxes to aid recollection, with clearly labelled diagrams to add visual clarity and further demonstrate the subject matter.

Blood Brothers


Author: Steven Barnes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812548075
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Austin Tucker, a former Green Beret, and Derek Waites, an outlaw computer hacker turned game designer, join forces to battle the ancient forces of evil that took their families away from them. Reissue.