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A Guide to Gothic »

Victoria Elliott | Wednesday June 17, 2020

Categories: KS5 Resources, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Northanger Abbey, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Victorian Literature


  • A Level Gothic Guide New pdf


    What makes Gothic?

    Although it’s never easy to define precisely the characteristics of any given field of literature, Gothic defies pinning down more than most. Ghosts and monsters are an easy and flippant answer to ‘what makes Gothic’; but not all Gothic has either or both.

    The presence of psychological and physical terror is one key characteristic, as is a concern with morality, often...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey »

Victoria Elliott | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Northanger Abbey, Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

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Candidates’ reading in the literature of love should include:

  • prose, poetry and drama
  • literature written by both men and women
  • literature through time (from Chaucer to the present day)
  • some non-fiction texts