Brighton Rock: Comprehensive Guide for AS and A Level

Set text for:
  • Edexcel A Level
  • AQA B AS & A Level

Brighton Rock today remains an innovative and daring example of twentieth-century crime writing that exposes the seedy undercurrent of life in a large 1930s seaside town, with its crime rackets, razor gangs and unbridled corruption. Examine Greeneā€™s ruthless teenage villain and skilled amateur detective with exceptionally detailed analysis and tasks helpfully cross-referenced to the AOs.

Consolidate and deepen learning!


  • discussion prompts
  • active learning exercises
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions
The pack 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
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding