English Lit book

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  1. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Yesterday my parents asked what exam i was doing today, so i said English Lit. So they asked what book i did, and i said Of Mice and Men. To which they said thats what book they did, and they went to school a good time ago.:biggrin:
    So did you do that book aswell?
    If not what book did you do?
  2. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    How come they're only now asking what book you're reading for English Lit, on the day of the exam? Thought they might've asked sooner...

    Anyway - I did my English Lit yonks ago - read The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy).

    Also "The Crucible" - Arthur Miller.
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I think we did "My Family and Other Animals".

    Our play was the scottish one.
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I did a book about German potters called "Of Meissen Men":biggrin:


    Animal Farm and Henry V
  5. OP

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Would of told them before Maz, but they probably forgot. :biggrin:

    The poems i guess would be the same.
    Big list of them with the only ones i remember is one called 'Sonnet 130' and 'On my Sonne'
    There are a few poems in there about Psyco's aswell. Strange poems to choose i think.
  6. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    ONE BOOK! Are you really doing only one book?

    In the final year for a bog standard 1970s Eng Lit O Level we had to do three Shakespeare, at least two other plays (I remember Miller, Death of a Salesman, and Shaw, Major Barbara), Nine Modern Poets, Under Milk Wood (book, radio play and movie) and five novels (Hardy, Dickens, Harper Lee, Hemingway and Orwell).

    Talk about dead white men!
  7. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    Good luck with the exam.

    I did English Lit at A level twice (long story...) with entirely different sets of books. I've missed a few and get a bit muddled because I did another load of plays for Theatre Studies (Chekhov and Brecht come to mind):

    Measure for Measure :biggrin:
    Hamlet :biggrin:
    Mayor of Casterbridge :biggrin:
    Pride and Prejudice xx(:biggrin:
    Tess of the d'Urbervilles :sad:
    Waiting for Godot :biggrin:
    Volpone :biggrin:
  8. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Ah fair enough - I can relate to that. Half the stuff my kids tell me goes in one ear and out the other, too.
  9. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Sorry, Maz. What did you say?
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I only thought it was a film.

    I never did English Lit, at least I don't think I did.
  11. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    We did:

    Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Prologue and The Kinght's Tale);
    Hamlet and Macbeth;
    Milton's Paradise Lost (Books 1 and 2) - beautiful;
    William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying - a book which still astounds me today;
    Loads of early modern British poetry including John Donne and Andrew Marvell;
    the poems of Emily Dickinson and Seamus Heaney's North, which again, I still love;
    and more that I can't remember.
  12. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    If that's about Under Milkwood, it started off as a play for voices on the radio. We also had to make a bloody model of the village.
  13. My family and other aminals here too.
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
    Middlemarch - George Eliot
    King Lear - WS
    The Tempest - WS
    The Nun's Priest's Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer
    Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
    Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence
    Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    The Waste Land - TS Eliot
    The Four Quartets - TS Eliot

    and a few more, whose titles escape me.
  15. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Guru

    "Henry IV part one" and "Lord of the Flies"... we didn't study a set lot of poems, we just did appreciation/critisism and then had an unseen poem to work on when the exam came around .. a long time ago though ;)
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