Recommended Reading 

Please see below for a selection of some of the best texts from the genres of Tragedy and Crime. They will introduce you to some of the key genre conventions you will explore as part of your A Level English Literature course. 

Elements of Tragedy

Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro 
Snow Falling on Cedars
 - David Guterson 
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood 
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 

Elements of Crime

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie 
He Kills Coppers - Jake Arnott 
Right as Rain - George Pelacanos 
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 
Clockers - Richard Price 
Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard

Course Texts
Title of Text Edition
Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Modern Classics) 
The Great Gatsby  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
Othello  Othello: The Oxford Shakespeare The Moor of Venice (Oxford World's Classics)
Keats’ Poetry  Booklet provided 
Elements of Crime   
Brighton Rock Vintage Classics; Centenary Ed edition
Atonement  Vintage; New e. edition
Victorian Crime Poetry  Booklet provided