Literature post-1900 ~ Year 12 Summer Reading
In the English Department we teach a wide range of texts at AS level. Over the summer
holiday we would like you to read at least one novel and a selection of poetry from those listed
We would like you to return in September with thoughts on the following questions:
who is telling the story?
what places are important?
how are characters created?
does time always follow a linear direction?
how do writers open and close their texts?
At the end of the day, what messages do you think the writers wanted to leave you with?
That should get you thinking!
Mary Shelley ~ Frankenstein
Charlotte Bronte ~ Jane Eyre
Oscar Wilde ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray
Henry James ~ The Turn of the Screw
Joseph Conrad ~ The Secret Agent
Virginia Woolf ~ Mrs Dalloway
William Butler Yeats