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Smart Pass CDs for English Literature


Smart Pass CDs can be used to help in studying English Literature including GSCE and SATs revision. Each set of audio CDs includes readings from the text interspersed with helpful comments on what you've just heard, for example on language and imagery or historical background. The CDs also cover subjects such as themes, the psychology of characters and include essay suggestions and a sample essay plan.

There are 11 titles available for loan:


  • Pride and Prejudice (ISBN 1903362156)
  • Great Expectations (ISBN 1903362113)
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (ISBN 1903362105)
  • A Kestrel for a Knave (ISBN 1903362083)
  • Animal Farm (ISBN 1903362180)

Shakespeare and other plays

  • Shakespeare the Works (ISBN 1903362121)
  • Henry V (ISBN 1903362326)
  • Macbeth (ISBN 1903362075)
  • Romeo and Juliet (ISBN 1903362237)
  • Twelfth Night (ISBN 1903362202)
  • An Inspector Calls (ISBN 1903362296)


  • Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry (ISBN 1903362091)
  • War Poetry (ISBN 1903362148)

You can reserve the CDs through Birmingham Library's online catalogue, using the ISBN search. Or ask at your local library.

For more help with homework including useful website links and details of Homework Support sessions, visit:

Study materials in libraries
Help with Homework
What's in Central Library for Young People?
Stories on CD in Birmingham Libraries