Topics for 2017/18

1984

George Orwell 1984

Read Orwell’s essays online: http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/essays.html in particular, Prevention of Literatureand Politics and the English language

1984 – http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/summaries/1984.html#brother

1984 – http://www.novelguide.com/1984/

http://www.gradesaver.com/1984

http://www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/jnotes/1984/HistoricalContext.html

https://www.shmoop.com/1984/plot-analysis.html

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/1984/

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/n/1984/1984-at-a-glance

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/01/nyregion/the-message-for-today-in-orwell-s-1984.html?pagewanted=all

Audio – https://archive.org/details/NINETEENEIGHTY-FOUR1984ByGeorgeOrwellPDFAudioBook/1984-01.mp3

e-book – http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/1984-2.pdf

 

 

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

http://www.novelguide.com/fahrenheit451/index.html

http://www.gradesaver.com/fahrenheit-451/

http://www.shmoop.com/fahrenheit-451/

http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Fahrenheit_451_Summary/Fahrenheit_451_Bradbury01.html

http://www.brighthub.com/education/homework-tips/articles/37945.aspx

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/character/guy-montag/

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/fahrenheit-451/book-summary

http://penandthepad.com/critical-analysis-language-fahrenheit-451-22076.html

http://penandthepad.com/mildred-catalyst-montag-fahrenheit-451-5396.html

colorpurple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

http://www.shmoop.com/color-purple/

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/c/the-color-purple/book-summary

http://www.novelexplorer.com/category/the-color-purple/

http://www.gradesaver.com/the-color-purple

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/purple/context.html

https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/10/04/specials/walker-color.html

http://www.cohss.fcu.edu.tw/wSite/publicfile/Attachment/f1378096518813.pdf

http://www.enotes.com/topics/alice-walker/critical-essays/walker-alice

Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

http://www.blacklivesmattersyllabus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/harold_bloom_toni_morrisons_the_bluest_eye_blobookfi-org.pdf

http://www.amerlit.com/novels/ANALYSIS%20Morrison,%20Toni%20The%20Bluest%20Eye%20(1970)%20analysis%20by%2025%20critics.pdf

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bluesteye/

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/b/the-bluest-eye/book-summary

https://www.shmoop.com/bluest-eye/summary.html

http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Bluest_Eye_Morrison/The_Bluest_Eye_Study_Guide01.html

http://www.articlemyriad.com/literary-analysis-bluest-eye-toni-morrison-history-slavery/

https://schoolworkhelper.net/toni-morissons-the-bluest-eye-summary-analysis/

https://schoolworkhelper.net/slavery-in-toni-morrison%E2%80%99s-beloved/

http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/PDF/A14.pdf

 

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/all_quiet.pdf

http://www.shmoop.com/all-quiet-on-western-front/

http://www.gradesaver.com/all-quiet-on-the-western-front

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/allquiet/

http://www.novelguide.com/AllQuietontheWesternFront/novelsummary.html

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/all-quiet-on-the-western-front/book-summary

http://www.enotes.com/topics/all-quiet-western-front

BIRDSONG

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

http://www.enotes.com/topics/birdsong

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jun/29/guardian-book-club-birdsong-sebastian-faulks

https://www.bookbrowse.com/reading_guides/detail/index.cfm/book_number/1684/birdsong

big sleep

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

http://www.shmoop.com/big-sleep/

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bigsleep/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/24/100-best-novels-the-big-sleep-raymond-chandler

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/feb/06/raymond-chandler-new-formula-crime-fiction-big-sleep

http://www.detnovel.com/bigsleep.html

http://www.gradesaver.com/the-big-sleep

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/5017441/Raymond-Chandlers-novels-under-the-magnifying-glass.html

Laidlaw

Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/05/william-mcilvanney

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2013/07/laidlaw-by-william-mcilvanney-review/

http://asls.arts.gla.ac.uk/Laverock-McIlvanney-2.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/11/william-mcillvanney-tartan-noir

http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/popgb/mcilvanney1.htm

https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/william-mcilvanney

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/william-mcilvanney-author-whose-gritty-laidlaw-novels-began-the-tartan-noir-genre-inspiring-writers-a6763951.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10080000/Scotlands-master-of-crime-is-also-its-Camus.html

Midwich

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

http://www.sfreviews.net/midwich.html

https://bloodymurder.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/the-midwich-cuckoos-1957-by-john-wyndham/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/dec/20/john-wyndham-unread-bestseller

http://literateur.com/a-simply-ordinary-catastrophe-humanity-in-the-midwich-cuckoos/

https://lizzysiddal.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/the-midwich-cuckoos-john-wyndham/

https://fantasiesofpossibility.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/the-golden-eyed-children-the-midwich-cuckoos-by-john-wyndham-1957/

Children

The Children of Men by PD James

The Film: http://www.gradesaver.com/children-of-men

Be aware that these notes are incomplete. What is there might be of use and you could unlock the content with a free trial. https://www.enotes.com/topics/children-men

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/book-review-the-last-generation-game-the-children-of-men-p-d-james-faber-1499-pounds-1554073.html

A PowerPoint – Children of Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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