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By Nicola Onyett

ISBN-10: 0203005171

ISBN-13: 9780203005170

ISBN-10: 0415328594

ISBN-13: 9780415328593

Routledge a degree English publications equip AS and A2 point scholars with the talents they should discover, evaluation, and revel in English. Books within the sequence are outfitted round the numerous abilities laid out in the overview targets (AOs) for all AS and A2 point English courses.Focusing at the AOs so much appropriate to their subject, the books support scholars to enhance their wisdom and skills via research of full of life texts and modern info. every one ebook within the sequence covers a unique zone of language and literary examine, and provides obtainable causes, examples, workouts, summaries, urged solutions and a thesaurus of key phrases. evaluating Texts: offers scholars with the abilities they should evaluate and distinction texts explores and compares texts from a variety of genres and sessions attracts on various literary and non-literary texts, from Chaucer's spouse of tub to the nice Wife's advisor, from Frankenstein to poetry through Carol Ann Duffy, and from Nigella Lawson to quick nutrients kingdom introduces the most topics and matters scholars have to ponder while evaluating texts: topics, style, time and position, shape and constitution, and intertextuality.

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Elinor and her mother rose up in amazement at their entrance, and while the eyes of both were fixed on him with an evident wonder and a secret admiration which equally sprung from his appearance, he apologized for his intrusion by relating its cause, in a manner so frank and so graceful, that his person, which was uncommonly handsome, received additional charms from his voice and expression. Had he been even old, ugly and vulgar, the gratitude and kindness of Mrs. Dashwood would have been secured by any act of attention to her child; but the influence of youth, beauty, and elegance, gave an interest to the action which came home to her feelings.

The baby was a month old; she had died of infections around her anus and her vagina. The acid of urine and faeces had corroded the flesh to such an extent that the bones stuck out. José Nelson de Freitas covered his face as he told me the story. ‘She had never changed those filthy wrappings. Never once cleaned her child. She thought the baby was a doll! When we told her it was dead she sobbed and had nervous convulsions. We calmed her down with sedatives. Four hours later she slipped out of the hospital and went back to the square’.

Scott Fitzgerald The Grapes of Wrath/Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis The Secret History Donna Tartt A View from the Bridge/All My Sons Arthur Miller A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? D. C. C. Sheriff The Long and the Short and the Tall Willis Hall The best-known First World War poets are Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke. If you choose to compare poems and prose or drama, bear in mind that you must study a wide enough selection to bear the weight of a comparison with a much longer text.

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