The Ripley Academy

A Level Reading List

Recommended reading for Othello
• Bradbrook, Muriel C. Themes And Conventions In Elizabethan Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition 2002.
• Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures On Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, & Macbeth. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
• Kolin, Philip, Ed. Othello: New Critical Essays. New York: Routledge, 2001.
• Shaughnessy, Robert, Ed. Shakespeare In Performance. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
• The Jew of Malta, Christopher Marlowe
• Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
• Dr Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
• The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare

Recommended reading for The Death of a Salesman
• Bigsby, Christopher, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
• Bloom, Harold, ed. Arthur Miller: Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2006.
• Bloom, Harold, ed. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman: Contemporary Literary Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 1995.
• Martin, Robert A., and Steven R. Centola, eds. The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller. New York: Da Capo Press, 2nd edition 2001.
• The Crucible, Arthur Miller
• All My Sons, Arthur Miller
• The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams

Recommended reading for Keats’ poetry
• G. M. Matthews (Ed). (1995) John Keats: The Critical Heritage
• Motion, Andrew (1997) Keats
• Schmidt, Michael (1998) Lives of the Poets
• Strachan, John (Ed.) (2003) A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on the Poems of John Keats
• Lord Byron: The Major Works, Lord Byron
• Songs of Innocence and Experience, William Blake

Recommended reading for Oliver Twist
• Bayley, John. “Oliver Twist: ‘Things as They Really Are.’” In John Gross and Gabriel Pearson, ed. Dickens and the Twentieth Century. London: Routledge, 1962.
• Collins, Philip.Dickens and Crime. London: Macmillan, 1968.
• Dunn, Richard J. Oliver Twist: Whole Heart and Soul. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993.
• Miller, J. Hillis. Charles Dickens: The World of His Novels. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1958.
• Bleak House, Charles Dickens
• Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
• Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

Recommended reading for When Will There Be Good News?
• A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson
• Fischer, Rachel K., and Aimee Graham. “Postmodernism.” Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 54, no. 1, 2014, pp. 29–33. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/refuseserq.54.1.29. Accessed 13 Sept. 2021.
• Chute, Hillary. “The Popularity of Postmodernism.” Twentieth Century Literature, vol. 57, no. 3/4, 2011, pp. 354–363. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41698755. Accessed 13 Sept. 2021.

Recommended reading for Crabbe, Browning and Wilde poetry
• The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
• Hamlet - William Shakespeare
• McGann, Jerome J. “The Anachronism of George Crabbe.” ELH, vol. 48, no. 3, 1981, pp. 555–572. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2872913. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.
• “Life and Writings of Crabbe.” The North American Review, vol. 39, no. 84, 1834, pp. 135–166. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25103073. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.
• Honan, Park. “On Robert Browning and Romanticism.” Browning Institute Studies, vol. 1, 1973, pp. 147–172., www.jstor.org/stable/25057586. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.
• Martens, Britta. “[Introduction]: Browning's Bodies and the Body of Criticism.” Victorian Poetry, vol. 50, no. 4, 2012, pp. 415–429. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/43592624. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.
• Kaplan, Morris B. “Literature in the Dock: The Trials of Oscar Wilde.” Journal of Law and Society, vol. 31, no. 1, 2004, pp. 113–130. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1410445. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.
• WRIGHT, THOMAS. “The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Volumes VI & VII: Journalism.” The Wildean, no. 44, 2014, pp. 115–137. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/48569048. Accessed 10 Sept. 2021.