The Sign of the Four (Wide Margin Edition)

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The Sign of the Four is the second book to feature the detective Sherlock Holmes. Told by his associate, John H. Watson, the case is a complex one taking in the Indian Rebellion, the British Army, and a secret pact between convicts and prison-guards. It introduces crucial details of the enduring Holmes myth, including his cocaine habit, and the character of Mary Morstan.

 

This edition has extra-wide margins for annotations, ideal for students who want space for the best possible interpretations for their exams or teachers to make sure they're covering everything their students need to know.

Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems Revision Guide

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Revised December 2018

Complete revision guide for Christina Rossetti's Selected Poems for the OCR AS and A Level specification. 91 pages including:For each poem:

  • The full text of each poem
  • Complete interpretive analysis of themes and ideas
  • Comprehensive analysis of language, structure and verse form
  • Context of the poem
  • Critical viewpoints
  • Connections across the collection
  • Key social and historical contexts, and how to apply it to the poems
  • Assessment objectives and how to meet them
  • Glossary of relevant literary terms

Contains detailed analysis for: A Birthday; Echo; From the Antique; Goblin Market; Good Friday; In the Round Tower at Jhansi; Maude Clare; No Thank You John; Remember; Shut Out; Soeur Louise de la Misericorde; Song: When I am Dead; Twice; Uphill; Winter: My Secret.

Romeo and Juliet (Wide margin edition)

These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet attempt to defy the feud that divides their families, and their city of Verona. Caught in a vortex of desire and new love, the two determine to marry despite their families' hatred of one another. But fate has other ideas in store…

This edition is the full original text with extra-wide margins for study notes, making it perfect for students and teachers.

The Handmaid’s Tale Study Guide

This comprehensive revision and study guide for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale includes detailed, accessible notes on plot, character and theme as well as developed close analysis of crucial sections, sample questions (OCR) and example essay answers.

Complete revision guide for The Handmaid's Tale - over 110 pages of analysis exploring character, chapter, and technique. Although the exam section focuses on the A-Level OCR requirements (H472), analysis sections would be useful for teachers and students of any exam board.

  • Chapter by chapter analysis:
  • Key themes
  • Character development
  • Close analysis of language, form and structure
  • Critical interpretations
  • Quick reference plot summary
  • Social, historical and literary context
  • Assessment objectives and how to meet them
  • Tips for writing comparative essays
  • Practice questions
  • Sample essay
  • Glossary of relevant literary terms
  • Wider reading list

Pride and Prejudice: Wide Margin Annotation Edition

I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.



In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennett navigates her social world – her mother, trying to find all her daughters the most eligible gentleman available; her father, keeping his head down in his study away from all the women of the house; her sisters, ranging from the beautiful and sensible Jane to the flighty, flirtatious Lydia; and, of course, her own desire to balance happiness and family responsibility.



This edition is the full original text with extra-wide margins for study notes, making it perfect for students and teachers.

Collins GCSE 9-1 Snap Revision – The History Boys: New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature AQA Text Guide

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Exam Board: AQA
Level: GCSE Grade 9-1
Subject: English Literature
First Teaching: September 2015, First Exams: June 2017

Everything you need to score top marks on your GCSE Grade English Literature exam is right at your fingertips!

Revise The History Boys by Alan Bennett in a snap with this new GCSE Grade 9-1 Snap Revision Text Guide from Collins.

Refresh your knowledge of the plot, context, characters and themes and pick up top tips along the way to ace your AQA exam. Each topic is explained in an easy-to-read format so you can get straight to the point. Then, put your skills to the test with plenty of practice questions included in every section.

The Snap Text Guides are packed with every quote and extract you need. We’ve even included examples of how to plan and write your essay responses! This Collins English Literature revision guide contains all the key information you need to practise and pass.