Preliminary Reading
Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L. and McDaniel, M. A. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Eds.] (2014) The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature (Edinburgh University Press)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown and Company)
Crystal, D. (2004) Rediscover Grammar (Longman)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Lennard, J & Luckhurst, M, (2003) The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford University Press)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Pope, R. (2012) Studying English Literature and Language: An Introduction and Companion (Routledge)
Exploring Literature
M. Borroff [Trans.], 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' (14th century)
Miguel de Cervantes, B. Raffel [Tr.], 'Don Quijote' (1605-1615)
William Shakespeare, R. A. Foakes [Ed.], 'King Lear' (1605–1606)
Jane Smiley, 'A Thousand Acres' (1991)
John Milton, G. Teskey [Ed.], 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
H. Marks [Ed.], 'The Old Testament [Genesis Chapters 1–3]' (Antiquity, 1611)
William Blake, 'Milton: A Poem in Two Books' (1804-1810)

Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
J. M. Coetzee, 'Foe' (1986)
Jane Austen, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813)
Helen Fielding, 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (1996)
Charlotte Brontë, D. Lutz [Ed.], 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Jean Rhys, J. Raiskin [Ed.], 'Wide Sargasso Sea' (1966)
Charles Dickens, F. Kaplan [Ed.] 'Oliver Twist'(1839)
Lorie Langdon, 'Olivia Twist' (2018)
Henrik Ibsen, 'A Doll's House' (1879)
Caryl Churchill, 'Top Girls' (1982)

Rudyard Kipling, 'Rewards and Fairies' (1910)
Benjamin Zephaniah, 'Too Black, Too Strong' (2001)
Virginia Woolf, 'To the Lighthouse' (1927)
Jeanette Winterson, 'Lighthousekeeping' (2004)

George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Aldous Huxley, 'Brave New World' (1932)
Angela Carter, 'The Bloody Chamber' (1979)
Maria Tatar [Ed.], 'The Classic Fairy Tales' (2017)
Literature, Theory & Criticism
Amigoni, D. (2000) The English Novel and Prose Narrative (Edinburgh University Press)
Anderson, B. (2006) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso Books)
Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G. and Tiffin, H. [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Boehmer, E. (2005) Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (Oxford University Press)
Carter, R. & McRae, J. (2016) The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain And Ireland (Routledge)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Fanon, F., Markmann, C. L. [Tr.] (1952) Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto)
Fanon, F., Farrington, C. [Tr.] (1961) The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin)
Fludernik, M. (2009) An Introduction to Narratology (Routledge)
Gilroy, P. (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture (Routledge)
Kumar, K. (2003) The Making of English National Identity (Cambridge University Press)
Loomba, A. (2005) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
McClintock, A. (2013) Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Pope, R. (1995) Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies (Routledge)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Said, E. W. (2012) Culture and Imperialism (Vintage)
Simpson, P. (2004) Stylistics: A Handbook for Students (Routledge)
Spivak, G. C. (1988) 'Can the Subaltern Speak', in Ashcroft, B. et al [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
Varisco, D. M. (2007) Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid (University of Washington Press)
Widowson, P. (1998) Literature (Routledge)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Yule, G. (2016) The Study of Language 6th Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Literature: 100
Homer, A. Cook [Tr., Ed.], 'The Odyssey' (8th century BCE)
Euripides, S. Murnaghan [Tr.], 'Medea' (431 BCE)
Ovid, C. Martin [Tr., Ed.], 'Metamorphoses' (8 CE)
Seamus Heaney [Tr.], 'Beowulf' (c. 700–900 CE)
Geoffrey Chaucer, V. A. Kolve & G. Olson [Eds.], 'The Canterbury Tales' (1400)
William Shakespeare, 'Henry IV, Part 1' (1596–1597)
William Shakespeare, K. Elam [Ed.], 'Twelfth Night' (1601)
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603–1604)
William Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' (1610-11)
Aphra Behn, J. Lipking [Ed.] 'Oroonoko' (1688)
Daniel Defoe, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Moll Flanders' (1722)
Eliza Haywood, 'Fantomina; or Love in a Maze' (1725)
Jonathan Swift, A. J. Rivero [Ed.], 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 'The Turkish Embassy Letters' (1763)
Horace Walpole 'The Castle of Otranto' (1764)
Laurence Sterne, H. Anderson [Ed.], 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
Mary Wollstonecraft, D. S. Lynch [Ed.], 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
William Godwin, 'Caleb Williams' (1794)
Maria Edgeworth, 'Castle Rackrent' (1800)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1800)
Jane Austen, G. Justice [Ed.], 'Emma' (1815)
Walter Scott, 'The Antiquary' (1816)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Thomas De Quincey, 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Anne Brontë, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848)
William Makepeace Thackeray, 'Vanity Fair' (1848)
Charles Dickens, 'Bleak House' (1853)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, M. Reynolds [Ed.], 'Aurora Leigh' (1856)
Mary Seacole, 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands' (1857)
Charles Dickens, E. Rosenberg [Ed.], 'Great Expectations' (1861)
Mary Elizabeth Brandon, 'Lady Audley's Secret' (1862)
Lewis Carroll, D. Gray [Ed.], 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865)
Emily Eden, 'Up The Country' (1867)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
H. Rider Haggard, 'King Solomon's Mines' (1885)
Robert Louis Stevenson, K. B. Linehan [Ed.], 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886)
Edward Lear, 'The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse' (d.1888)
Joseph Jacobs, 'English Fairy Tales' (1890)
Oscar Wilde, M. P.  Gillespie [Ed.], 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
George & Weedon Grossmith, 'Diary of a Nobody' (1892)
Christina Rossetti, 'Selected Poems' (d.1894)
Thomas Hardy, Ralph Pite [Ed.], 'Jude the Obscure' (1895)
Bram Stoker, N. Auerbach & D. Skal [Eds.], 'Dracula' (1897)
H. G. Wells, S. Arata [Ed.], 'The Time Machine' (1895)
Henry James, 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898)
Rudyard Kipling, 'Kim' (1901)
Joseph Conrad, P. B. Armstrong [Ed.], 'Heart of Darkness' (1902)
Edmund Gosse, 'Father and Son' (1907)
Arnold Bennett, 'The Old Wives' Tale' (1908)
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'The Secret Garden' (1911)
D. H. Lawrence, 'Sons and Lovers' (1913)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1913)
Robert Tressell, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' (1914)
Ford Madox Ford, 'The Good Soldier' (1915)
T. S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land' (1922)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
Katherine Mansfield, V. O'Sullivan [Ed.], 'Selected Stories' (d.1923)
E. M. Forster, 'A Passage to India' (1924)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Agatha Christie, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ (1926)
Hope Mirrlees, 'Lud-in-the-Mist' (1926)
Evelyn Waugh, 'A Handful of Dust' (1934)
George Orwell, 'Homage to Catalonia' (1938)
Christopher Isherwood, 'Goodbye to Berlin' (1939)
W. H. Auden, 'Another Time' (1940)
Dylan Thomas, 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog' (1940)
J. B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls' (1945)
Mervyn Peake, ‘The Gormenghast Trilogy’ (1946-1959)
Graham Greene, 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (1953)
Sam Selvon, 'The Lonely Londoners' (1956)
Shelagh Delaney, 'A Taste of Honey' (1958)
Anthony Burgess, 'A Clockwork Orange' (1962)
Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
I. M. Parsons [Ed.], 'Men Who March Away' (1965)
Ted Hughes, 'Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow' (1970)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 'Heat and Dust' (1975)
Caryl Churchill, 'Cloud Nine' (1979)
Alasdair Gray, 'Lanark: A Life in Four Books' (1981)
Michael Moorcock, 'The Dancers at the End of Time' (1981)
Pat Barker, ‘Union Street’ (1982)
Tariq Mehmood, 'Hand on the Sun' (1983)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Jeanette Winterson, 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit' (1985)
Penelope Lively, 'Moon Tiger' (1987)
Salman Rushdie, 'The Satanic Verses' (1988)
Hanif Kureishi, 'The Buddha of Suburbia' (1990)
Kate Millett, 'The Loony Bin Trip' (1990)
E. A. Markham [Ed.], 'Hinterland' (1990)
Roddy Doyle, 'Paddy Clarke ha ha ha' (1993)
James Kelman, 'How Late It Was, How Later' (1994)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2003)
Sylvia Plath, ‘Ariel: The Restored Edition’ (2004)
China Miéville, 'The City and the City' (2011)
Baldick, C. (2015) Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms: Fourth Edition (Oxford University Press)
Birch, D. [Ed.] (2009) The Oxford Companion to English Literature: 7th Edition (Oxford University Press)
Crystal, D. (2010) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language: Third Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Ferguson, M. et al (1996) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W. W. Norton)
Leitch, V. B. et al [Ed.] (2001) Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (W. W. Norton)