Welcome to CONNELL GUIDES
The Connell Guides is a book club providing invaluable study guidance in reading the classic works of literature - from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, and Dickens to Chaucer.Â
Covering a wide range of literature, plays, poetry and novels, these entertaining and accessible guides are not only a must-read for students but for any theatregoers and general readers alike who want to enhance the pleasure they get from seeing (or reading) these great works.
True to the style and philosophy of their founding editor, Jolyon Connell, creator of the immensely popular current affairs magazines The Week and MoneyWeek, they are more than just guides to reading the great works of literature, they are great reads themselves âÂ scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining.
As a subscriber to Connell Guides, you will receive:
- 2 FREE books straight away, giving you indepth analysis on The Tempest and Pride and Prejudice (these are about 20,000 words or 120 pages long)
- every other month - we will send you 1 book providing insight on one of the great classics such as Jane Austin, Chaucer, Thomas Hardy or Shakespeare. They are available in printed form as small, lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed books â or in digital form
- every other month - Connell Shorts: In between we will send you one of our Connell Shorts. These are shorter guides to more modern classics â like Atonement and Death of a Salesman. These are only available in digital form
- every two weeks - our unique and stimulating Fortnightly Review, full of interesting new insights into the classics, as well as entertaining literary anecdotes and gossip
- every month: a short video featuring a leading writer, actor or academic reading our Poem of the Month
- every month: a short video from our series Talking about the Classics in which leading academics talk about great novels, plays and poems
- every second month: a Literary Briefing on a controversial literary issue. (Who were the Angry Young Men? How good were the Bloomsbury Group? What does Professor Harold Bloom mean when he says Shakespeare invented human beings?)
- every second month: an entertaining, multiple-choice Literary Quiz to test your knowledge of the literary world