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Apocalypse Now poster.jpg

Images from the graphic novel version :

There is another article entitled « Lord of the Flies »



The Raven

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe read by Christopher Lee :

Here is a short video telling you about the elements of gothic literature :

Roots: the Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (1976)

« Roots is a work of the imagination rather than strict historical scholarship. It was an important event because it captured everyone’s imagination. »

Roots was made into a hugely popular television miniseries that aired over eight consecutive nights in January 1977.



Wiki about Lord of the Flies

Here is a nice blog dedicated to Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Imagining the future…

for other relevant documents click on 1984 (tags)

you are being watched

you are being watched!

1984 : comic book (B.D.) version :


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Dossier : The character

  (Le personnage, ses figures et ses avatars)

The mythical and emblematic figure of the vampire

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ANNO DRACULA :Le livre de Kim Newman, truffé de référence victoriennes:  à lire si vous aimez le genre steam punk :



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+ the poster of the film DARK SHADOWS by Tim Burton :

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You may not have heard of Bela Lugosi (an actor famous for playing Dracula) but he is mythical too! A song has been made about him by Bauhaus :


3 American writers denounce the violence and injustices of their society

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you can get more relevant documents by clicking on the tag : 1930s and searching for  Billie Holiday in this blog.


Revise and test yourself on this site : BBC Bitesisze

(do the tests)

Charlotte Brontë



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A site that will give you lots of information about Wuthering Heights :

If you have problems remembering all the characters and places, here is the site you can consult :

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy…

to read the book on line :

or listen to the audio version on Youtube : chapter 3 :

you can also find audio summaries (plus accessible):


List of Wuthering Heights references to help you find a personal document :

Reviews from the Guardian :


Have you heard of the Meatrix?   (meat = viande)

Have a look at a video [you can have subtitles if you like (CC)]. The Meatrix  campaign against factory farming (élevage industriel). :




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Terminales L : remember the reference to this novel by Thomas Hardy in the short story that we are studying at the moment? You can view here some of the pictures from the BBC adaptation of the novel (we don’t see the letter scene in this « trailer » but, anyway, it will give you an idea of the atmosphere of the novel)

– Nice soundtrack*, I think… :                                                         (*bande son)


> « SPOILER » : quand vous voyez ce mot, cela veut dire que la fin est révélée (cela vient du verbe spoil/spoilt/spoilt = gâcher) : you have been warned!

KING LEAR and the FOOL in the storm - William DyceIn the short story we are studying there are some literary references.  KING LEAR  is one of them.

 Angela’s Ashes is a book by Irish author Frank McCourt. It tells the story of his childhood in Brooklyn and Ireland. The book was published in 1996 and  won the Pulitzer Prize

Angela's Ashes

 The film (1999), based on the book, was directed by Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Mississipi Burning) 

« When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.  It was, of course, a miserable childhood : the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.  Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic Childhood. »

So begins the memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland.

Angela’s Ashes was followed by another autobiographical novel : ‘Tis