Other Study Guides

  • I cannot recommend The Basics of English enough.  This is an excellent website, aimed at first year undergraduates, which is highly informative and written clearly.  It is essentially a free course which leads you through the interrelated aspects of literary critical terminology with interesting examples.   It also gives ample opportunities for practical activities.
  • The Lilia Melani site is a particularly well informed (and well organised) website which gives useful insights and backgrounds to these Nineteenth Century British novels: Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Dickens’ Great Expectations, Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles,  Thackeray’s Vanity Fair and Austen’s Emma.  Elsewhere, on the same site, there is plenty on material on The Gothic,  starting with addressing the meaning of the term and then moving on to such topics as the difference between terror and horror and Edmund Burke on the sublime.
  • Ad’s Blog is an excellent source of helpful, informed guidance on a wide range of authors and texts.  Use the ‘search button’ to find what you are looking for.
  • The Cummings Study Guides are a preliminary introduction to, and exploration of, a huge range of literary texts with a considerable amount on Shakespeare’s works.  Recommended starting point to literary study.  Far too many adverts, but one has to earn a living!


You are free:
  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified, as above, by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
With the understanding that:
  • Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  • Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
    • Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations;
    • The author’s moral rights;
    • Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
  • Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s