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Special Features

Browse our online bookshelf for everything from interviews to image galleries to interactive games. Get lost in a title or browse the categories — you might find something you didn't know you'd like.

Biographies

James Agee (A Death in the Family)
Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim, Take a Girl Like You)
H.E. Bates (My Uncle Silas)
Nina Bawden (Carrie's War)
Willa Cather (The Song of the Lark)
Jill Ker Conway (The Road from Coorain)
Charles Dickens (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Bleak House)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Hound of the Baskervilles)
Gerald Durrell(My Family and Other Animals)
George Eliot(Daniel Deronda)
John Galsworthy (The Forsyte Saga)
Elizabeth Gaskell (Wives and Daughters) and other 19th Century Women Writers
The Golden Age of Children's Literature: 22 British and American authors
Thomas Hardy (Under the Greenwood Tree)
James Hilton (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
Langston Hughes (Cora Unashamed)
Henry James (The American)
Nancy Mitford (Love in a Cold Climate) and the Mitford Sisters
Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children)
Boris Pasternak (Doctor Zhivago)
Eleanor H. Porter (Pollyanna)
Esmeralda Santiago (Almost a Woman)
William Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice, Othello, King Lear)
Zadie Smith (White Teeth)
Robert Louis Stevenson (Kidnapped)
Stella Tillyard (Aristocrats)
Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)
Anthony Trollope (The Way We Live Now, He Knew He Was Right)
Eudora Welty (The Ponder Heart)
Thornton Wilder (Our Town)

Essays

Adapting the Master (The American)
The American on the Printed Page (The American)
The American as a Play (The American)
And How Like A Woman (Cora Unashamed)
The Case (The Murder of Stephen Lawrence)
Down and Out in Victorian England (Oliver Twist)
The End of High Society (The Cazalets)
Filming at the Old Bailey (The Jury)
The Forsyte Saga, circa 1967 (The Forsyte Saga)
The Harlem Renaissance (Cora Unashamed)
The Japanese Connection (Wives and Daughters)
Jews in 19th-Century England (Daniel Deronda)
The Legend of Boudica (Warrior Queen)
The Lure of the Moor (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
The Mitford Sisters (Love in a Cold Climate)
Shylock & History (The Merchant of Venice)
On Stage at the National (The Merchant of Venice)
One Writer's Place (The Ponder Heart)
Opera in America (The Song of the Lark)
OT: our town (Our Town)
Puerto Ricans in America (Almost a Woman)
Race, Sex and Housework in the 1930s (Cora Unashamed)
The Roots of the Story (Anna Karenina)
Royal Love Exposed! (Bertie and Elizabeth)
Russian Love Stories (Doctor Zhivago)
Stay Tuned for Our Next Episode... (Oliver Twist)
A Thrice Told Tale (The Railway Children)
Through the Magnifying Glass (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
Tolstoy's War with Love (Anna Karenina)
Victoria's Life in the Highlands (Her Majesty Mrs. Brown)
'The Woman Question' (Anna Karenina)
The World of Queen Victoria (Her Majesty Mrs. Brown)

Filmographies

Henry James (The American)
King Lear (King Lear)

Galleries

Nineteenth Century Women Writers (Wives and Daughters)
Nineteenth Century English Society Illustrated (Wives and Daughters)
All the Queen's Men (Her Majesty Mrs. Brown)
Cartoons from the Press (Her Majesty Mrs. Brown)
The First Golden Age (The Railway Children)
Genius in the Family (The American)
Life in a Small Southern Town (A Death in the Family)
Nebraska : Prairie Settlement (The Song of the Lark)
The Redgrave Family Tree (Bramwell Series VI)
The Queen Mum's Style (Bertie & Elizabeth)
White Teeth Soundtrack (White Teeth)
Williamstown, Westport, The World... (Our Town)
The Windsor Family Tree (Bertie & Elizabeth)

Games

Now Comes the Mystery... (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
Smashing Slang! (White Teeth)
A Victorian Twister (Oliver Twist)
Will's Words (The Merchant of Venice, Othello)

Interactives

In Search of Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice, Othello)
Memoirs of Girlhood (The Road from Coorain)
Oliver's London (Oliver Twist)
Voices of Mississippi (The Ponder Heart)

Interviews

Jenny Agutter (actress, The Railway Children)
Martha Coolidge (director, The Ponder Heart)
Judy Counhian and Margaret Mitchell (producers, Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
Allan Cubitt (screenwriter, Anna Karenina)
Simon Curtis (director, David Copperfield)
Andrew Davies (screenwriter, Othello)
Andrew Davies (screenwriter, Wives and Daughters)
The Filmmakers (Love in A Cold Climate)
Michael Hastings (Screenwriter, The American)
Adrian Hodges (screenwriter, David Copperfield)
Ian Holm (actor, King Lear)
Elizabeth Jane Howard (author, The Cazalets)
Alex Kingston and Andrew Davies (actor and screenwriter, Warrior Queen)
Verity Lambert and Joanna Lumley (producers, The Cazalets)
Damian Lewis (actor, The Forsyte Saga)
Douglas Livingstone (screenwriter, The Cazalets)
Joseph Maurer (screenwriter, The Song of the Lark)
Hans Matheson/Keira Knightley/Sam Neill (actors, Doctor Zhivago)
Helen McCrory (actress, Anna Karenina)
Matthew Modine (actor, The American)
Paul Newman and James Naughton (actor and director, Our Town)
Trevor Nunn (director, The Merchant of Venice)
Daniel Radcliffe (actor, David Copperfield)
Jemma Redgrave (actress, Bramwell Series VI)
The Reduced Shakespeare Company (The Merchant of Venice, Othello)
Diana Rigg (actress, The American)
Diana Rigg (actress, Rebecca)
David Suchet (actor, The Way We Live Now)
Stella Tillyard (author, Artistocrats)
Esmeralda Santiago (author, Almost a Woman)
Eamonn Walker (actor, Othello)

Novel to Film | Drama to Film

Almost a Woman
The American
Anna Karenina
Daniel Deronda
David Copperfield
A Death in the Family
Doctor Zhivago
The Forsyte Saga
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Love in A Cold Climate
Lucky Jim
The Merchant of Venice
Othello
Oliver Twist
Our Town
The Ponder Heart
The Road from Coorain
The Song of the Lark
White Teeth
Wives and Daughters

Primary Sources

Puerto Rican Poetry (Almost a Woman)
Victoria's Highland Journals (Her Majesty Mrs. Brown)
Works by Langston Hughes (Cora Unashamed)

Production Notes

Brutality and Passion (Warrior Queen)
From The Cazalets
From Daniel Deronda
From David Copperfield
From Foyle's War
How to age an actor (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
The Making of Doctor Zhivago
The Making of Her Majesty Mrs. Brown
From Me and Mrs. Jones
From The Road from Coorain
From The Way We Live Now

Russell Baker on...

Bertie and Elizabeth
The Cazalets
Daniel Deronda
David Copperfield
Doctor Zhivago
The Forsyte Saga
Foyle's War
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Innocents
The Jury
Love in a Cold Climate
Lucky Jim
Me and Mrs. Jones
My Uncle Silas
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
Othello
The Road From Coorain
Warrior Queen
The Way We Live Now
White Teeth

Teacher's Guides

Almost a Woman
The American
Anna Karenina
Cora Unashamed
Teaching Daniel Deronda
A Death in the Family
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Henry V
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Merchant of Venice
Middlemarch
Oliver Twist
Othello
Our Town
The Ponder Heart
The Road from Coorain
The Song of the Lark

Timelines

A History of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
Interactive Literary Timeline : America, Great Britian and around the world
Murder of Stephen Lawrence (Murder of Stephen Lawrence)
Puerto Rico: A Timeline (Almost a Woman)
James Agee (A Death in the Family)
Willa Cather (The Song of the Lark)
Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, David Copperfield)
Langston Hughes (Cora Unashamed)
Henry James (The American)
Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)
Eudora Welty (The Ponder Heart)
White Teeth Timeline/1970-92 (White Teeth)

Who's Who

The American
Anna Karenina
The Cazalets
Daniel Deronda
David Copperfield
Doctor Zhivago
The Forsyte Family Tree (The Forsyte Saga)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Jury
Love in A Cold Climate
The Merchant of Venice
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
Oliver Twist
Othello
Our Town
The Ponder Heart
Warrior Queen
White Teeth
Wives and Daughters

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