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School Novels

Here’s a selection of the popular school novels and plays featured on the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate curriculums. 

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A Doll's House

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The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.

The Great Gatsby

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Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires.

The Handmaid's Tale

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.


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The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

The Playboy of the Western World

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Synge's masterpiece about a father, a son, a woman in love and a tragedy.