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IGCSE Literature in English Set Texts for Examination in 2014
Syllabus Code 0486

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provided it is not an abridgement or simplified version. * text examined also in June and November 2015 ** text examined also in June and November 2015 and June and November 2016 Set texts for Paper 1 (syllabus 0486) Candidates must answer on three different set texts: i. one set text in each section. Harry Thomas (Penguin).Set texts (syllabus 0486) 6. candidates may use any edition of the set text. Section A: DRAMA Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: ** Arthur Miller William Shakespeare * * William Shakespeare Oscar Wilde All My Sons Julius Caesar The Tempest The Importance of Being Earnest Section B: POETRY Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: ** Thomas Hardy The following fourteen poems: Neutral Tones ‘I Look into My Glass’ Drummer Hodge The Darkling Thrush On the Departure Platform The Pine Planters The Convergence of the Twain The Going The Voice At the Word ‘Farewell’ During Wind and Rain In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ No Buyers: A Street Scene Nobody Comes These may be found in Selected Poems. Poems printed in the paper will follow this text. ed.e. Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) 0486 Cambridge International Certificate Literature (English) 0476 15 . Set texts (syllabus 0486) Unless otherwise indicated.

42 Ahdaf Soueif. 12 Katherine Mansfield. Wodehouse. ‘Her First Ball’ no. ‘Pike’ Christina Rossetti. ‘The Son’s Veto’ no. ‘Sandpiper’ no. ‘Summer Farm’ Elizabeth Brewster. 20 Graham Greene. Narayan. ‘The Fly in the Ointment’ no. ‘At Hiruhamara’ Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Short Stories in English (Cambridge University Press: ISBN-10: 052172791X ISBN-13: 978-0521727914) 16 Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) 0486 Cambridge International Certificate Literature (English) 0476 .Set texts (syllabus 0486) * from Songs of Ourselves from Part 4 (Poems from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries): Poems 110 to 123 inclusive. ‘The Custody of the Pumpkin’ no. ‘Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ Songs of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Poetry in English (Cambridge University Press ISBN-10: 8175962488 ISBN-13: 978-8175962484) Section C: PROSE Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: * * Tsitsi Dangarembga Anita Desai Kiran Desai ** George Eliot ** Susan Hill * from Stories of Ourselves Nervous Conditions Fasting. 46 Penelope Fitzgerald.K. ‘The Destructors’ no. ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ no. i. ‘The Cockroach’ Margaret Atwood. ‘The Rain Horse’ no. 27 R. 14 V. ‘My Greatest Ambition’ no. ‘Horses’ Judith Wright.S. ‘A Different History’ Gerard Manley Hopkins.G. ‘Continuum’ Edwin Muir. ‘A Birthday’ Dante Gabriel Rossetti. ‘The Planners’ Norman MacCaig. Feasting Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Silas Marner I’m the King of the Castle The following ten stories: no. 38 Morris Lurie. Pritchett. ‘Hunting Snake’ Ted Hughes. 15 P. ‘The Woodspurge’ Kevin Halligan. ‘The City Planners’ Boey Kim Cheng.e. 6 Thomas Hardy. ‘Where I Come From’ William Wordsworth. the following fourteen poems: Sujata Bhatt. 29 Ted Hughes. ‘Pied Beauty’ Allen Curnow.

* text examined also in June and November 2015 ** text examined also in June and November 2015 and June and November 2016 Set texts for Paper 4 (syllabus 0486) Candidates must answer on three different set texts: i. Harry Thomas (Penguin). The text list for Paper 4 is identical to the text list for Paper 1.e. candidates may use any edition of the set text. Poems printed in the paper will follow this text. Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) 0486 Cambridge International Certificate Literature (English) 0476 17 . Section A: DRAMA Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: ** Arthur Miller William Shakespeare * * William Shakespeare Oscar Wilde All My Sons Julius Caesar The Tempest The Importance of Being Earnest Section B: POETRY Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: ** Thomas Hardy The following fourteen poems: Neutral Tones ‘I Look into My Glass’ Drummer Hodge The Darkling Thrush On the Departure Platform The Pine Planters The Convergence of the Twain The Going The Voice At the Word ‘Farewell’ During Wind and Rain In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ No Buyers: A Street Scene Nobody Comes These may be found in Selected Poems. one set text in each section. provided it is not an abridgement or simplified version.Set texts (syllabus 0486) Unless otherwise indicated. Candidates who are taking Paper 4 will answer on one text in Paper 5. ed.

‘A Birthday’ Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 27 R. 42 Ahdaf Soueif. ‘The Cockroach’ Margaret Atwood. 6 Thomas Hardy. ‘Pike’ Christina Rossetti. 14 V.e. 20 Graham Greene. 46 Penelope Fitzgerald. i. 15 P. ‘My Greatest Ambition’ no. ‘The Custody of the Pumpkin’ no. ‘Where I Come From’ William Wordsworth. ‘Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ Songs of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Poetry in English (Cambridge University Press ISBN-10: 8175962488 ISBN-13: 978-8175962484) Section C: PROSE Candidates must answer on one set text from this section: * * Tsitsi Dangarembga Anita Desai Kiran Desai ** George Eliot ** Susan Hill * from Stories of Ourselves Nervous Conditions Fasting. ‘The Fly in the Ointment’ no. ‘Hunting Snake’ Ted Hughes. ‘Her First Ball’ no. ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ no. Pritchett. 38 Morris Lurie. ‘The Woodspurge’ Kevin Halligan. ‘Pied Beauty’ Allen Curnow. Feasting Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Silas Marner I’m the King of the Castle The following ten stories: no. ‘At Hiruhamara’ Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Short Stories in English (Cambridge University Press: ISBN-10: 052172791X ISBN-13: 978-0521727914) 18 Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) 0486 Cambridge International Certificate Literature (English) 0476 .K. Narayan. ‘The Destructors’ no. ‘Sandpiper’ no. ‘A Different History’ Gerard Manley Hopkins.Set texts (syllabus 0486) * from Songs of Ourselves from Part 4 (Poems from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries): Poems 110 to 123 inclusive.G. ‘The Rain Horse’ no. ‘Continuum’ Edwin Muir. ‘The Planners’ Norman MacCaig. ‘Summer Farm’ Elizabeth Brewster. ‘The City Planners’ Boey Kim Cheng. 12 Katherine Mansfield. ‘The Son’s Veto’ no. 29 Ted Hughes. ‘Horses’ Judith Wright. Wodehouse.S. the following fourteen poems: Sujata Bhatt.

‘The Gift’ Liz Lochhead.. ‘One Flesh’ Christina Rossetti. ISBN 978-0-14-102512-4/ISBN 9780141 025124) Helen Dunmore The Siege Poems Deep & Dangerous (Cambridge University Press) The following fourteen poems (from Section 4 ‘One Another’): John Clare. in association with Anvil Press.?’ Elma Mitchell. ed.. * William Shakespeare Tennessee Williams ** Robert Louis Stevenson Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) 0486 Cambridge International Certificate Literature (English) 0476 19 . ‘To Marguerite’ Elizabeth Jennings. ‘Football After School’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Cat on a Hot Tin Roof * ** from Jo Philips. ‘People Etcetera’ Simon Armitage. ‘Registers’ Chris Banks. provided it is not an abridgement or simplified version. ‘In Our Tenth Year’ William Shakespeare. candidates may use any edition of the set text. ‘Poem for My Sister’ Patricia McCarthy. ‘Shall I Compare Thee. ‘Laundrette’ Liz Lochhead. ‘Follower’ Michael Laskey. ‘The Marriage of True Minds’ Seamus Heaney.. ‘Sonnet’ (‘I wish I could remember that first day’) William Shakespeare. * text examined also in June and November 2015 ** text examined also in June and November 2015 and June and November 2016 Set texts for Paper 5 (syllabus 0486) Candidates who are taking this paper answer on one text from the following: ** Jane Austen Carol Ann Duffy Northanger Abbey The following fourteen poems: ‘Head of English’ ‘The Dolphins’ ‘Stealing’ ‘Foreign’ ‘Miles Away’ ‘Originally’ ‘In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’ ‘Who Loves You’ ‘Nostalgia’ ‘The Good Teachers’ ‘Moments of Grace’ ‘Valentine’ ‘Mean Time’ ‘Prayer’ These are contained in Selected Poems (Penguin Books.Set texts (syllabus 0486) Unless otherwise indicated. ‘First Love’ Matthew Arnold.