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.

Much Ado About Nothing: Wide margin annotation edition

I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?

One of Shakespeare’s most modern comedies, Much Ado About Nothing involves misunderstandings,miscommunications, and deliberate trickery - all in the name of love. For Claudio and Hero, the end of the war means a chance to marry and live happily ever after. For Beatrice and Benedick, nothing could sound worse. But love changes everyone, doesn’t it?

This is the original, unedited script with plenty of space for student notes.

Collins GCSE 9-1 Snap Revision – Great Expectations: New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature AQA Text Guide

Great Expectations Snap guide

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 9-1 English Literature exam is right at your fingertips!

Revise Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 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!

Collins GCSE 9-1 Snap Revision – DNA: 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 9-1 English Literature exam is right at your fingertips! Revise DNA by Dennis Kelly 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.