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American literature

Spotlight on... The House of the Seven Gables

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
“Life is made up of marble and mud.” The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne   American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born...

Culture: American Gothic

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Gothic literature is now more commonly known as ‘horror’ and features dark, supernatural elements intended to shock and disturb the reader. Typical...

History: The Salem Witch Trials

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in a town called Salem in Massachusetts, USA, which was associated with witches in the 1690s. It was a time when most...

Spotlight on... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

08/03/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. ” The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum   The famous children’s...

Spotlight on... The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
Mark Twain was the pen name of American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in November 1835 just after an appearance of Halley’s Comet and...

Spotlight on... Little Women

28/09/2017 by Victoria Heward
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Little Women by Louisa May Alcott   In September 1868 Little Women, was published...