Works of literature

Explore key works of 20th-century literature, from Ulysses, Mrs Dalloway and Waiting for Godot to Ariel, The Bloody Chamber and The Buddha of Suburbia.

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  • A Passage to India

    Created by: E M Forster

    E M Forster began writing A Passage to India after his first visit to India in October 1912. The impetus to write the no...

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    Created by: James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel by the Irish modernist writer James Joyce. It follows the intellectua...

  • A Room of One's Own

    Created by: Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own began as two lectures, written to be delivered at the women-only Cambridge colleges...

  • A Room with a View

    Created by: E M Forster

    The title of E M Forster’s third novel, A Room with a View (1908) refers to the booking that his characters, Lucy Honeyc...

  • A Taste of Honey

    Created by: Shelagh Delaney

    A Taste of Honey (1958) overview Written when she was 19, Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey is both a landmark of ‘kitc...

  • An Inspector Calls

    Created by: J B Priestley

    An Inspector Calls (1945) overview An Inspector Calls is J B Priestley’s most performed play. It’s set in the household ...

  • Animal Farm

    Created by: George Orwell

    Animal Farm (1945) is a novella by George Orwell. Originally sub-titled A Fairy Story, it is a commentary on the develop...

  • 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'

    Created by: Wilfred Owen

    ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem by the British poet Wilfred Owen, drafted at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinbur...

  • Ariel

    Created by: Sylvia Plath

    Ariel is a posthumously published collection of poetry by the American poet Sylvia Plath: her second, after The Colossus...

  • Betrayal

    Created by: Harold Pinter

    Betrayal (1978) overview Harold Pinter’s 1978 play employs a reverse-chronological structure to tell the story of an ext...

  • Birthday Letters

    Created by: Ted Hughes

    Birthday Letters, a collection of 88 poems by the British poet Ted Hughes, was published to public and critical acclaim ...

  • Crash

    Created by: J G Ballard

    Crash is a novel by the British writer J G Ballard, published in 1973. Three years earlier, Ballard had staged a highly ...

  • Down and Out in Paris and London

    Created by: George Orwell

    Down and Out in Paris in London (1933) was the first book published by Eric Arthur Blair under the pseudonym George Orwe...

  • Dubliners

    Created by: James Joyce

    Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by the modernist Irish writer James Joyce, concerning everyday events in t...

  • 'Dulce et Decorum Est'

    Created by: Wilfred Owen

    ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ is a poem by the British poet Wilfred Owen, drafted at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburgh ...