Seven novels and plays that I studied as part of the circulum whilst at school really stood out for me and they were:
1) The Duchess of Malfi- a Jacobean macabre gore fest
2) Tess of the D’Urbevilles – Hardy’s classic heroine
4) Eminent Victorians – caustic and amusing
4) Richard III- “…sent before my time into breathing world scarce half made up and so lamely and unfashionable that dogs do bark at me as I halt by them…”
5) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Siberian prison camp. gruelling.
6) Brighton Rock – gangster heaven
No. 7) The Catcher in the Rye. So JD Salinger I thank you and salute your memory.
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