Do you cover Stories of Ourselves, v2 (iGSCE)?

iGCSE (Stories of Ourselves, volume 2)

For the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum, Stories of Ourselves, v2, we have guides for some of the short stories and have the remainder on our list of requests.

We currently cover: 

And these are on our list of requests:

  • Death of the Laird's Jock - Walter Scott
  • Nick - Christina Rossetti
  • George Silverman's Explanation - Charles Dickens
  • The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion - Thomas Hardy
  • The Copper Beeches - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Story of a Wedding Tour - Margaret Oliphant
  • The Shrinking Shoe - Walter Besant
  • The Middle Years - Henry James
  • Going Blind - Henry Lawson
  • The Little Regiment - Stephen Crane
  • The Woman's Rose - Olive Schreiner
  • The Lady's Maid's Bell - Edith Wharton
  • The Furnished Room - O. Henry
  • Gabriel-Ernest - Saki
  • The Widow's Might - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • A Warning to the Curious - M. R. James
  • Death in the Woods - Sherwood Anderson
  • Indian Summer of an Uncle - P. G. Wodehouse
  • And Women Must Weep - Henry Handel Richardson
  • The Black Ball - Ralph Emerson
  • Lappin and Lapinova - Virginia Woolf
  • Stability - Philip K. Dick
  • The Tower - Marghanita Laski
  • The Gold Watch - Mlk Raj Anand
  • The Reservoir - Janet Frame
  • A Visit - Anna Kavan
  • The Axe - Penelope Fitzgerald
  • When It Happens - Margaret Atwood
  • Words - Carol Shields
  • The Man Who Walked on the Moon - J. G. Ballard
  • A Walk to the Jetty - Jamaica Kincaid
  • In the Mountains - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Showing the Flag - Jane Gardam
  • Sharmaji - Anjana Appachana
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - Yiyun Li
  • Mrs Mahmood - Segun Afolabi
  • Promenade - Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • The Plantation - Ovo Adagha
  • Haywards Heath - Aminatta Forna
  • The Paper Menagerie - Ken Liu
  • Fluke - Romesh Gunesekera

Submitting Requests

If you would like to be notified when and if we create guides for the other short stories in this list, you can submit a request. In order to make your own requests, you have to create a free LitCharts account

Once you have a free or subscriber account, click on any of our request links, such as the one on our homepage, fill out the form that appears, and submit your request.  Please make sure to spell the title and the author correctly and do not add any quotations, parentheses, or other notes so that we are able to match your request. By submitting a request for the short story, you will receive an email when when (and if) the guide is published.


We will do our best to make as many user requested guides as possible, but we get too many requests to make every one of them. Thank you for your understanding!