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i've read good books

The College Board's 101 Greatest Works of Literature
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Bold those you have read, italicize those you want to read, strike through those you plan never to read (either again or ever).



The List:

Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert - The Stranger

Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales (well, parts)
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness

Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote a good chunk
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe (well, i read the kid's version, you know, the one with story on one side and a picture on the other)
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities - i started it once
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers (again with the kid's version)
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays - which ones? I know I've read some
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying - my mother is a fish
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury - never ever ever touching it!
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones -started it once, it had cool chapter titles, but i never got that far into it.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies - never again. ugh!!!
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph - Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad - even bits in the origional. I want to get my hand on Fagles translation b/c Lattimore sucks.
Homer - The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House

James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior - never heard of it, but it sounds interesting
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird -that's about as far as I got
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm - the joys of having a political scientist for a father
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar - i know, bad smithie
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein

Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex
-one day in the origionals, I hope
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island - back to the kid's versions
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin - love this book. cry so hard. more than Beth's death in Little Women
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels - kid's verision
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple - the movie left SO much out!!!
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray - saw an old movie version once. it scared me so much. too scary for me!
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse - think so, but i'm not sure. maybe parts. i know i read something about shakespeare's sister.
Wright, Richard - Native Son - but not the signed first edition my parent has.


I just realized that most of the bold ones I read in high school english class or for theatre school. Only a few were in college and most of them were plays I'd read in high school. Then again, I think I took one English class in college and lots of classics and theatre (and classical theatre) classes.
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