Category Archives: English – IGCSE- Analysis

The Signalman – Charles Dickens

Author Background Dickens is perhaps England’s best known novelist. He was also a social critic who was concerned about the condition of women and children who worked in squalid sweat-shops that were common in many of the towns of England. Most of Dickens’ stories have important characters who struggle against the adverse social conditions. Dickens… Read More »

An Englishman’s Home – Evelyn Waugh

Author Background Evelyn Waugh is considered to have been one of the best writers of English prose in the twentieth century.  Sharp wit and satirical insight mark most of his writing. He was capable of fictionalizing even the most disturbing events of his life, his mental breakdown, for example. He is best known for his… Read More »