The Journey

We have compiled a list of HSC English Area of Study related texts and resources based on the theme of The Journey. This list is intended as a guide only of suggested titles for texts for the student’s choosing.

 

Imaginative Journeys

Fiction Novel

2001: A Space Odyssey Clarke, Arthur
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Verne, Jules
Across The Nightingale Floor Hearn, Lian
Alice ’s Adventures In Wonderland Carroll, Lewis
Around The World In Eighty Days Verne, Jules
Ashling Carmody, Isobelle
Belgariad Series Eddings, David
Big Fish: A Novel Of Mythic Proportions Wallace, Daniel
Earthsong Kelleher, Victor
Firesong Nicholson, William
The Game Of The Goose Dubosarsky, Ursula
Gulliver’s Travels Swift, Grahame
I, Robot Asimov, Isaac
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull Bach, Richard
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Verne, Jules
The Keeping Place Carmody, Isobelle
Lirael Nix, Garth
Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Lewis, C.S.
Lovely Bones Sebold, Alice
Market Blues Murray, Kirsty
Mr Darwin’s Shooter Mcdonald, Roger
The Northern Lights Pullman, Philip
Peter Pan Barrie , J.M.
Pobby And Dingan Rice, Ben
The Princess Bride Goldman, William
Sabriel Nix, Garth
The Shipping News Prouix, Annie E
The Subtle Knife Pullman, Philip
Tarzan Of The Apes Burroughs, Edgar Rice
The Time Machine Wells, H.G.
Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis
Turn Of The Screw James, Henry
The Wizard Of Oz Baum, Frank L.

Film

2001: A Space Odyssey
A Very Long Engagement
Altered States
Being John Malkcovich
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Cocoon
Everything Is Illuminated
eXistenZ
Fight Club
Ghost In The Shell
Girl With A Pearl Earring
MirrorMask
Night At The Museum
Pan’s Labyrinth
Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Spirited Away
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
The Matrix
The Neverending Story
The Shipping News
The Wizard Of Oz
Videodrome

Picture Books

The Lost Thing Tan, Shaun
An Ordinary Day Gleeson, Libby & Greder, Armin
Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays Williams, Marcia
Tempest Mulherin, Jennifer & Frost, Abigail
The Piggy Book Brown, Anthony
The Sound of Colours: A Journey Of The Imagination Liao, Jimmy
Through The Magic Mirror Brown, Anthony

Poetry

The Angel William Blake
Crossing The Bar Alfred Tennyson
The Ghost Henry Lawson
Journey Of The Magi T.S. Eliot
Lady Of Shalott Alfred Tennyson
The Lotos-Eaters Alfred Tennyson
The Mystic Blue D.H. Lawrence
Ode On A Grecian Urn John Keats
On Turning Ten Billy Collins
Ozymandias Percy B Shelly
The Raven Edgar Allen Poe
To Autumn John Keats
Long Legged Fly W. B. Yeats
Leaves Of Grass (Collection Of Poems) Walt Whitman
Sonnet L William Shakespeare
To Imagination Emily Bronte
The Wedding Ghost Leon Garfield & Charles Keeping
When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer Walt Whitman

Song

Breathing Kate Bush
Dance Of Death Iron Maiden
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin
Subterranean Homesick Alien Radiohead
Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt The Mars Volta
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (Album) David Bowie
Third Eye Tool

Other Resources

El Viaje De Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage Of Homer) (TV Series)
Episode 809
The Simpsons
Longitude (Non-Fiction Book) Sobel, Dava

 

Inner Journeys

Fiction Novel

Brideshead Revisited Waugh, Evelyn
A Dry White Season Brink, Andre
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man Joyce, James
A Walk To Remember Sparks, Nicholas
By The River Herrick, Steven
The Catcher In The Rye Salinger, Jerome David
City Of The Beasts Allende, Isabel
The Collectors Carter, Robert
Deadly, Unna? Gwynne, Philip
The Divine Wind Disher, Garry
Don Quixote Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
East Of The Mountains Guterson, David
Feral Tracks Mitchell, Euan
Great Expectations Dickens, Charles
Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Heart Of Darkness Conrad, Joseph
I Am David Holm, Anne
I Am The Cheese Cormier, Robert
The Infinite Plan Allende, Isabel
The Ivory Trail Kelleher, Victor
Le Morte D’Arthur Malory, Thomas, Sir
Letters From The Inside Marsden, John
Lord Of The Rings Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Lovely Bones Sebold, Alice
Man’s Search For Meaning Frankl, Viktor E.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Kesey, Ken
Peeling The Onion Orr, Wendy
Peter Pan Barrie , J. M.
Puberty Blues Lette, Kathy & Carey, Gabrielle
Room Of One’s Own Woolf , Virginia
Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Townsend, Sue
The Secret River Grenville, Kate
Shadow Of The Wind Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Starting Again Bouras, Gillian
Steppenwolf Hesse, Hermann
Story Of My Life Keller, Helen
The Tomorrow Series Marsden, John
Tirra Lirra By The River Anderson, Jessica
To Kill A Mockingbird Lee, Harper
Tuesdays With Morrie Albom, Mitch
Ulysses Joyce, James
Willow Tree And Olive Savvides, Irini

Film

25th Hour
Almost Famous
American Beauty
American History X
Appocalypse Now
Antwone Fisher
Batman Begins
Bend It Like Beckham
Broken Flowers
Bliss
Crash
Cry Freedom
Dead Poets Society
Dogma
Donnie Darko
Driving Miss Daisy
Finding Forester
Forest Gump
Girl Interrupted
Good Will Hunting
The Graduate
Great Dictator
Groundhog Day
A History Of Violence
The Hours
I Am Sam
In The Name Of The Father
I, Robot
It’s A Wonderful Life
Igby Goes Down
Kill Bill Vol.2
Life As A House
Looking For Alibrandi
The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
Men Of Honour
Midnight Run
Million Dollar Baby
The Miracle Worker
Mona Lisa Smile
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Moulin Rouge!
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
Napoleon Dynamite
The Notebook
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Peter Pan
Pursuit Of Happyness
Puberty Blues
Rabbit Proof Fence
Rain Man
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare In Love
Shrek
Schindler’s List
Shipping News
Some Kind Of Monster
Spirited Away
A Streetcar Named Desire
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Taxi Driver
Thelma & Louise
Travelling North
The Truman Show
To Kill A Mockingbird
Trainspotting
Tuesdays With Morrie
Unforgiven
A Walk To Remember
Pink Floyd The Wall
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Wings Of Desire
V For Vendetta
Walkabout

Non-Fiction

The Assassin’s Cloak: Anthology Of World’s Greatest Diarists Taylor, Alan & Irene Taylor (eds)
A Fortunate Life Facey, A. B.
A Man’s Grief: Death Of A Spouse Thatcher, Colin
Australian Heroines: Stories Of Courage And Survival Geason, Susan
Between Two Worlds: A Journey Of Self-Discovery, Personal Growth And Spiritual Awakening Morten, Anna
Billy Stevenson, Pamela
Box The Pony Rankin, Scott
Broken Open Hamilton, Craig
Desert Flower, Desert Dawn Dirie, Warris
Does My Head Look Big In This? Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Holy Cow MacDonald, Sarah
In Search Of Stones: A Pilgrimage Of Faith, Reason And Discovery Peck, M Scott
Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid Bryson, Bill
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams And Reaching Your Destiny Sharma, Robin S.
More, Now, Again Wurtzel, Elizabeth
Out Of The Dark: One Woman’s Harrowing Journey To Discover Her Past Caine, Linda
Slave Nazer, Mende
The Story Of God (For Very Advanced Students!) Winston, Robert
Survival Stories (Memoirs Of Crisis) 22 Writers Combine To Tell Their Stories Rhett, Kathryn (ed)
Wandering Girl Ward, Glenyse

Picture Books

The Island Heffernan, John
Martin’s Big Words: the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Rappaport, Doreen & Collier, Bryan
Oh! The Places You’ll Go Dr Seuss
Red Tree Tan, Shaun

Poetry

A Far Cry From Africa Derek Walcott
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow Les Murray
Ariel Sylvia Plath
The Circus Animals’ Desertion W. B. Yeats
Cock Crow Rosemary Dobson
The Day Is Done Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Desiderata Max Ehrmann
Digging Seamus Heaney
Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard Thomas Gray
Inside Black Australia: An Anthology Of Aboriginal Poetry Kevin Gilbert
Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock T.S. Eliot
Musee Des Beaux Arts W. H. Auden
The Negro Speaks Of Rivers Langston Hughes
Song Of Myself Walt Whitman
Ulysses Alfred Tennyson
You Begin Margaret Atwood

Song

Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins
At Seventeen Janis Ian
Blind Korn
Blow Up The Pokies The Whitlams
Cats In The Cradle Harry Chapin
Cleaning Out My Closet Eminem
Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails
Drops Of Jupiter Train
Exit Music Radiohead
Great Below Nine Inch Nails
Homesick Kings of Convenience
Hurt Johnny Cash
I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan
I Still Haven’s Found What I’m Looking For U2
I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green) Redgum
Jimmy Pearl Jam
King Nothing Metallica
Last Kiss Pearl Jam
Learn To Fly Foo Fighters
Once In A Life Time Talking Heads
One Metallica
One Crowded Hour Augie March
Place Called Home P.J. Harvey
Save Me The Tea Party
Sinnerman Nina Simone
Sober Tool
Under The Bridge Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Vermillion Pt 2 Slipknot
Welcome To Paradise Green Day
Winter Tori Amos

Plays

The Crucible Miller, Arthur
Death Of A Salesman Miller, Arthur
Glass Menagerie Williams, Tennessee
Othello Shakespeare, William
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Albee, Edward

Other Resources

Arrival (Graphic Novel) Tan, Shaun
Australian Story (ABC TV Documentary Series)  
If Only (2003) (SBS TV Documentary Series)  
Let It Go (Artwork) Leunig Cartoon
Seven Up (TV Documentary Series)  
The Scream (Artwork) Edvard Munch

 

Physical Journeys

Fiction Novel

2001: A Space Odyssey Clark, Arthur
A Foreign Wife Bouras, Gillian
Across The Nightingale Floor Hearn, Lian
Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Twain, Mark
An Abundance Of Rain Drinkwater, Carol
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Dahl, Roald
Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles
Dirt Music Winton, Tim
Feeling The Heat Lowe, Pat
Forest Hartnett, Sonya
Gallipoli Bennett, Jack
Girl From The South Trollope, Joanna
Grapes Of Wrath Steinbeck, John
Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Adams, Douglas A
Homecoming Voigt, Cynthia
Infinite Plan Allende, Isabel
Jane Eyre Bronte, Charlotte
Journey To The River Sea Ibbotson, Eva
Kidnapped Stevenson, Robert Louis
Life Of Pi: A Novel Martel, Yann
Master Georgie Bainbridge, Beryl
Moby Dick Melville, Herman
Parvana’s Journey Ellis, Deborah
Picnic At Hanging Rock Lindsay, Joan
Pobby And Dingan Rice, Ben
Secret Life Of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk
Shipping News Proulx, Annie E
Silver Sword Serraillier, Ian
Songs Of The Suitcase Dell’oso, Anna-Maria
Starting Gain Bouras, Gillian
Tales From A Suitcase : The Afghan Experience Will Davies & Andrea Dal Bosco
The Poseidon Adventure Gallico, Paul
The True History Of The Kelly Gang Carey, Peter
The Two Towers Tolkien, J. R. R
The Wizard Of Oz Baum, Frank
Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis
Willow Tree And Olive Savvides, Irini

Film

2001: A Space Odyssey
The African Queen
Angela’s Ashes
Apollo 13
Bridge On The River Kwai
Calendar Girls
Canterbury Tales
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Cold Mountain
Dances With Wolves
Everything Is Illuminated
Finding Nemo
Grapes Of Wrath
Gulliver’s Travels
Hatchet
Hotel Rwanda
Huckleberry Finn
Jane Eyre
Jarhead
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Michael
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
The Motorcycle Diaries : Notes On A Latin American Journey
Of Mice And Men
Perfect Storm
Picnic At Hanging Rock
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Princess Bride
Room With A View
Shipping News
Stand By Me
Thelma & Louise
The Wizard Of Oz

Non-Fiction

Almost French Turnbull, Sarah
Amazon Beaming Popescu, Petru
Angela’s Ashes Mccourt, Frank
Atlas Of The Human Heart Gore, Ariel
Australian Heroines: Stories Of Courage And Survival Geason, Susan
Between Extremes Keenan, Brian & John McCarthy
City Of Falling Angels Berendt, John
Down Under Bryson, Bill
From The Holy Mountain Dalrymple, William
Going Bush: Adventures Across Indigenous Australia Freeman, Cathy & Deborah Mailman
Journey From Venice: A Memoir Cracknell, Ruth
Lonely Planet Guides  
Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across The World Mcgregor, Ewan & Charley Boorman
Reflections From An Indian Diary Murray, John B.
Route 66 Ad Perrottet, Tony
Soldier Boy Hill , Anthony
Stranger On A Train Diski, Jenny
Tapestry Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
The Dreamtime Voyage: Around Australia Kayak Odyssey Caffyn, Paul
The Motorcycle Diaries : Notes On A Latin American Journey Guevara, Ernesto “Che”
The Perfect Storm Junger, Sebastian
The Snow Geese Fiennes, William
The Voyage Of The Endeavour Frost, Alan
Travels With My Aunt Green, Graham
West With The Night Markham , Beryl
When You See The Emu In The Sky: My Journey Of Self-Discovery In The Outback Fuller, Elizabeth
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Persig, Robert

Picture Books

Where The Wild Things Are Sendak, Maurice
Belonging Baker, Jeannie
The Rabbits Marden, John & Shaun Tan
Refugees Miller, David

Poetry

Canterbury Tales Chaucer
Ballad Of The Drover Henry Lawson
Diving Into The Wreck Adrienne Rich
The Iliad Homer
Odyssey Homer
Bushwalking Phillip Rush
Wanderings Of Oisin W.B. Yeats
The Lake Isle Of Innisfree W. B. Yeats
Train Journey Judith Wright

Song

Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
The Scientist Coldplay
Scarlet’s Walk (Album) Tori Amos
Shore Leave Tom Waits
Singapore Tom Waits

Websites

www.sbs.com.au/tales/ Tales From A Suitcase SBS TV Series
www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/experiences Stories And Accounts Relating To Migration Heritage
www.abc.net.au/compass/S583448.htm Three Waves Of Australian Immigrants

Other Resources

Mr. Curly Transports Wayfaring Pilgrims Away (Cartoon) Leunig
National Geographic (Magazine)  
Time (Magazine)  
Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Travel Sections (Newspaper Article)  

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