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Love Through The Ages | Further Reading

Ruth Owen | Wednesday October 12, 2011



Guide Navigation

  1. Studying For The Exam
  2. Examples From Literature
  3. About The Exam
  4. The Examination
  5. Symptoms of Love, Graves
  6. On Chesil Beach
  7. The First Tooth, Lamb
  8. The Deserter
  9. The Soldier, Brooke
  10. A Lady of Letters
  11. Sonnet 130, Shakespeare
  12. Measure for Measure
  13. Hamlet
  14. Othello
  15. King Lear
  16. Equus
  17. Great Expectations
  18. Enduring Love
  19. Mid-Term Break, Heaney
  20. Your Last Drive
  21. The Going
  22. The Waste Land, Elliot

Some Suggestions


  • John Donne 1572–1631 The Good Morrow, Song, Woman’s Constancy, The Sun Rising, The Flea, A Valediction - Forbidding Mourning
  • George Herbert 1593-1633 Death, Redemption, Easter Wings
  • Andrew Marvell 1621-678 The Definition of Love, To His Coy Mistress
  • Richard Lovelace 1618-1657 To Althea from Prison - Song
  • Sir John Suckling 1609-1642 Love’s Clock, The Constant Lover
  • Wordsworth 1770-1850 and Coleridge 1772-1834 The Lyrical Ballads
  • T.S. Eliot 1888-1965 The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock
  • W.H. Auden 1907-1973 Funeral Blues
  • Philip Larkin 1922-1985 An Arundel Tomb, Wild Oats
  • Ted Hughes 1930-1938 The Lovepet
  • Carol Ann Duffy 1955- Warming Her Pearls, First Love


  • Tennessee Williams 1911-1983 A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie
  • Arthur Miller 1915-2005 All My Sons, A View from the Bridge
  • Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906 A Doll’s House
  • Shakespeare 1564-1616 All
  • Edward Albee 1928- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


  • Jane Austen 1775-1817 Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice
  • Mary Shelley 1797 -1851 Frankenstein
  • George Eliot 1819-1880 Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss
  • F. Scot Fitzgerald 1896-1940 The Great Gatsby
  • George Orwell 1903-1950 Nineteen Eighty Four
  • Lynne Reid Banks 1929- The L-Shaped Room
  • Margaret Drabble 1939- The Millstone
  • Margaret Atwood 1939- The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride
  • J.M. Coetzee 1940- Disgrace
  • Kazuo Ishiguro 1954- The Remains of the Day
  • Ian McEwan 1948- Atonement

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