A Thousand Splendid Suns: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level Edexcel (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Hosseini’s gripping story uncovers themes of love, faith, gender and suffering, told through a cast of vivid characters. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through the novel. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to get to grips with this moving novel.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Bring the text to life with regular ‘vocab busters’ to demystify the Farsi dialogue and AO-targeted exercises to dig deeper into the cultural, historical and social issues.
Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Thoughtful detail and helpful notes… Very useful as a revision aid and for contextual information. M Render, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer