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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
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
de Cervantes, Miguel
Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore
An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre
The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George
The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph
Invisible Man
Faulkner, William
As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William
The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry
Tom Jones
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
Hardy, Thomas
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph
Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest
A Farewell to Arms
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 American
Joyce, James
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz
The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong
The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
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
Pasternak, Boris
Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia
The Bell Jar
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
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
Steinbeck, John
The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan `
Gulliver's Travels
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
Wharton, Edith
The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora
Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt
Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee
The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia
To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard
Native Son
The Color Purple
The story of a protagonist who is repeatedly raped by a man she thinks is her father. A missionary family in Africa adopts the resulting children. The protagonist's sister, Nettie, works for the missionary family, and the novel takes the form of a series of letters between the sisters. Name this Pulitzer Prize winning novel featuring Celie.
Christopher Paul Curtis
books: The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Bud Not Buddy,
Lois Lowry
books: Number the Stars, The Giver, Gathering Blue.
Louis Sacher
book: Holes
Ester Forbes
book: Johnny Tremain
Patricia Maclachlan
book: Sarah Plain and Tall
Phyllis Reynolds Taylor
book: Shiloh
William Armstrong
book: Sounder
Elizabeth George Speare
book: Witch of Blackbird Pond
Madeline L'Engle
books: A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Wind in the Door, The Small Rain, 24 Days before Christmas
Ruth Avi
book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Paul Zindel
book: The Pigman
Carl Hiaason
book: Hoot
Avi
books: Crispin, Nothing But The Truth
Caroline Cooney
book: The Voice on the Radio
Robert Cormier
book: The Chocolate War
Sandra Cisneros
book: The House on Mango Street
Walter Dean Myers
book: The Glory Field
Edith Wharton
book: Ethan Frome
Alice Walker
books: The Color Purple; American author, self-declared feminist and womanist; won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1984
book written by George Orwell, announced an insane world of dehumanization through terror in which the individual was systematically obliterated by an all-power elite; key phrases: Big Brother, doublethink, Newspeak, the Ministry of Peace...Truth...Love
Marjorie Kinnan Rawling
book: The Yearling
Scott O'Dell
book: Island of Blue Dolphins
Jean Craighead George
book: Julie of the Wolves
Jack London
book: The Call of the Wild, Sea-Wolf, White Fang
Richard Adams
book: Watership Down
Emily Bronte
book: Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte
book: Jane Eyre
Virgil
book: The Aeneid
The Aeneid
A Trojan (Aeneas) destined to found Rome, undergoes many trials on land and sea during his journey to Italy, finally defeating the Latin Turnus and avenging the murder of Pallas.
Lewis Carroll
book: Alice In Wonderland
Animal Farm
a group of animals mount a successful rebellion against the farmer who rules them, but their dreams of equality for all are ruined when one pig seizes power; novella, dystopian animal fable
Anna Karenina
after having an affair with a handsome military man, a woman kills herself; Russian, 1970s, psychological novel
Leo Tolstoy
wrote Anna Karenina, War and Peace; Russian writer, realistic fiction
The Pigman
told in chapters alternating from Lorraine's and John's point of view, opens with an "Oath," signed by both John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, in which they swear to tell only the facts, in this "memorial epic" about their experiences with Angelo Pignati
William Shakespeare
wrote Sonnet 18, Hamlet and Macbeth; greatest playwright who ever lived, prolific poet, known for sonnets
Sonnet 18
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / Thou art more lovely and more temperate;" Shakespearean couplet with ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme
Johann David Wyss
wrote The Swiss Family Robinson
Kate Chopin
wrote The Storm; feminist author of the 20th century; born in St. Louis, Missouri
Sylvia Plath
wrote The Bell Jar; born during the Great Depression
The Bell Jar
a young woman (Esther Greenwood) whose talent and intelligence have brought her close to achieving her dreams must overcome suicidal tendencies
Toni Morrison
wrote Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Soloman; female, African-American writer, won Pulitzer Prize in 1988
Beloved
an ex-slave is haunted by the memory of the daughter she killed; historical fiction, ghost story; characters include: Baby Suggs, Denver, Sethe
Beowulf
a great warrior, goes to Denmark on a successful mission to kill Grendel; he returns home to Geatland, where he becomes king and slays a dragon before dying; poem; alliterative verse, elegy, small scale heroic epic; author unknown; setting around 500 AD
Herman Melville
wrote Billy Budd, Sailor; Moby Dick; classified as a Dark Romantic; American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet
The Call of the Wild
a pampered dog (Buck) adjusts to the harsh realities of life in the North as he struggles with his recovered wild instincts and finds a master (John Thorton) who treats him right; novel, adventure story, setting late 1890s
Geoffrey Chaucer
wrote The Canterbury Tales
Fyodor Dostoevsky
wrote Crime and Punishment; Russian writer, essayist, philosopher
Crime and Punishment
in an attempt to prove a theory, a student (Raskolnikov) murders two women, after which he suffers greatly from guilt and worry; psychological drama, setting in the 1860s
Charles Dickens
wrote David Copperfield, English novelist during Victorian era
David Copperfield
after surviving a poverty-stricken childhood, the death of his mother, a cruel stepfather, and an unfortunate first marriage, a boys finds success as a writer; themes: plight of the weak, importance of equality in marriage, dangers of wealth and class
The Giver
It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian; the novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life; book allegedly glorified Communism
Christopher Marlowe
wrote Doctor Faustus
Helen Keller
wrote The Story of My Life and The Frost King; American author, political activist, lecturer; first deafblind person to earn BA
John Keats
wrote "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer," "To Autumn," and "Bright Star, Would I Were Stedfast As Thou Art;" English poet in Romantic movement during early 19th century; motifs include departures and reveries, the five sense and art, and the disappearance of the poet and the speaker; symbols include music and musicians, nature, and the ancient world
Louisa May Alcott
wrote Little Women; American novelist
Little Women
four March sisters (Amy, Jo, Beth, Meg) in 19th century New England struggle with poverty, juggle their duties, and their desire to find love
Zora Neale Hurston
wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God; 20th century African-American writer; folklorist during the Harlem Renaissance
Moby Dick
a monomaniacal captain tries and fails to kill a monstrous white whale; adventure story, quest tale, allegory; protagonist: Ishmael, Ahab; antogonist: Ahab, great white sperm whale
JD Salinger
wrote The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
bildungsroman; after being expelled from a prep school, a 16-year-old boy (Holden Caulfield) goes to NYC, where he reflects on the phoniness of adults and heads towards a nervous breakdown
Mary Shelley
wrote Frankenstein; Romantic British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer
Frankenstein
Gothic novel; a scientist creates a monster, and then abandons it in horror, a decision that leads to disaster and the deaths of nearly everyone he loves
Maya Angelou
wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; African-American autobiographer and poet
Ray Bradbury
wrote Dandelion Wine
Stephen Crane
wrote Red Badge of Courage; American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, raised in NY and NJ; style and technique: naturalism, realism, impressionism; themes: ideals v. realities, spiritual crisis, fears
Daniel Defoe
wrote Robinson Crusoe; known as the father of the English novel
Emily Dickinson
wrote "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!;" "I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died," and "Because I Could Not Stop For Death--;" 19th century poet; major themes: flowers/gardens, the master poems, morbidity, gospel poems, the undiscovered continent; irregular capitalization, use of dashes & enjambment, took liberty with meter
Ralph Waldo Emerson
wrote "Self-Reliance;" Transcendentalist poet, essayist, speaker
Robert Frost
wrote "The Road Not Taken;" American poet; highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech; won Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry four times
Edgar Allan Poe
wrote The Fall of the House of Usher, wrote poems: "To Science," "The City and the Sea," and "Silence;" American writer, poet, editor and literary critic; part of American Romantic Movement
Percy Bysshe Shelley
wrote "Prometheus Unbound," "Ode to the West Wind," and "To A Skylark"
HG Wells
wrote The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine
Walt Whitman
wrote Leaves of Grass; celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual and sang the praises of democracy
Farenheit 451
in a futuristic America, a firefighter (Guy Montag) decides to buck society, stop burning books, and start seeking knowledge; themes: censorship, knowledge vs. ignorance, religion as a knowledge giver
The Joy Luck Club
a group of Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters struggle to communicate and understand each other; four families dipicted Woo, Jong, Hsu, and St. Clair
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
a black girl growing up in the South struggles against racism, sexism, and lack of power
"Self-Reliance"
NOT anti-society or anti-community; presupposes that the mind is initially the subject to an unhappy conformity; calls on individuals to value their own thoughts, opinions, experiences above those presented to them by other individuals, society, and religion; "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction," "society everywhere is in conspiracy against the mankind," and "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think."
Nathaniel Hawthorne
wrote "The Birth-Mark," works are considered part of the Romantic movement (specifically dark romancism)
Henry David Thoreau
wrote "Civil Disobedience;" American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist
"Civil Disobedience"
an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state
The Red Badge of Courage
a naive young man (Henry Fleming) matures as a result of fighting in the Civil War
William Butler Yeats
wrote "A Fisherman," "The Second Coming," and "Easter 1916;" Irish poet and dramatist; foremost figures of 20th century literature; British WWI poet
Aphra Behn
wrote "History of a Nun;" prolific dramatist of the Restoration (18th century), one of the first English female writers
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
wrote "Aurora Leigh," poet of the Victorian era
Aurora Leigh
epic/novel poem written in blank verse and encompasses nine books (the woman's number, the number of the prophetic books of Sibyl)
t.s. eliot
wrote "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "The Waste Land" and "The Hollow Men;" British WWI poet, playwright, and literary critic
Virginia Woolf
wrote Mrs. Dalloway, Night and Day, The Voyage Out, and Jacob's Room; English novelist and essayist; one of the foremost modernist literary figures of 20th century
Jane Eyre
an impoverished young woman (Jane) struggles to maintain her autonomy in the face of oppression, prejudice, and love; Gothic novel, bildungsroman, social portest novel
Oscar Wilde
wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray; Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel
The Picture of Dorian Gray
the portrait of a sinful young man ages while the young man depicted in the portrait remains youthful; English Gothic novel
Anne Bradstreet
wrote "In Reference to her Children;" English-American writer, first notable American poet; first woman to be published in Colonial America
"In Reference to her Children"
maintains the bird metaphor throughout the poem's ninety-six lines, describing the various "flights" of five of her children and her concerns about those remaining in the nest
Langston Hughes
wrote The Weary Blues, The Ways of White Folks, and Not Without Laughter; American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist; early innovator for literary art known as jazz poetry; best known for work during Harlem Renaissance
Not Without Laughter
the protagonist of the story is a boy named Sandy whose family must deal with a variety of struggles imposed upon them due to their race and class in society in addition to relating to one another
Countee Cullen
wrote "Any Human to Another," "Color," and "The Ballad of the Brown Girl;" American Romantic poet; leading African-American poets of his time; associated with generation of poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Lord Byron
wrote "She Walks in Beauty" and "When We Two Parted;" British poet and leading figure in Romanticism
William Wordsworth
wrote "We Are Seven," "The Prelude," and "The World is Too Much With Us;" English Romantic poet; joint publication of 'Lyrical Ballads' with Samuel Taylor Coleridge; motifs: wanders vs wandering, memory, vision/sight, light, leech gatherer; believed that childhood was a "magical" and magnificent time of innocence; devotion to nature; use of everyday speech and country characters
Macbeth
inspired by witch's prophecy, a man murders his way to the throne of Scotland, but his conscience plagues him and his fellow lords rise up against him; themes: unchecked ambition as a corrupting force, relationship between cruelty and masculinity, kingship v. tyranny
Willa Cather
wrote My Antonia; prolific during the 1920s, reputation as one of the most important post-Civil War American authors
Ernest Hemingway
wrote A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises; American writer and journalist; veteran of WWI, belongs to literary movement called 'The Lost Generation'
James Joyce
wrote Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: 20th century Irish author
Robinson Crusoe
a man is shipwrecked on an island, where he lives for more than 20 years, fending off cannibals and creating a pleasant life for himself
William Golding
Wrote To the Ends of the Earth; British novelist, poet
Watership Down
heroic fantasy novel about a small group of British rabbits; Fiver, a young runt rabbit who is a seer, receives a frightening vision of his warren's imminent destruction
Washington Irving
wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle;" American author, essayist, biographer, historian
Holes
set in modern times and focuses on the current circumstances of Stanley Yelnats, an unfortunate, unlucky young man who is sent to Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit
Karen Hesse
wrote Out of the Dust
Sharon Creech
wrote Walk Two Moons
Jerry Spinelli
wrote Maniac Magee
Ben Mikaelson
wrote Touching Spirit Bear
EB White
wrote Charlotte's Web
Wendy Towle
wrote The Real McCoy: The Life of an American Inventor
Nancy Farmer
wrote The Eye, the Ear, and the Arm
Mary Downing Hahn
wrote Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story
Ray Bradbury
Something wicked this way comes
Legend
Story about human actions that is perceived by both the teller and the listeners --- Irving's The legend of sleepy hollow, King arthur and the holy grail
Edgar Allen Poe
The murder in Rue Morgue
Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Ewin Drood
Isabel Allende
The House of Spirits
James Balwin
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Pearl S Buck
The Good Earth
Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Ralph Ellison
The Invisible Man
Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun
Homer
The Odyddey and The Illiad
Zora Neal Hurston
Their Eyes were Watching God
Henry James
The Turn of a Screw
Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis
The Crucible
(Arthur Miller, 1953). Miller chose the 1692 Salem Witch Trials as his setting, but the work is really an allegorical protest against the McCarthy anti-Communist "witch-hunts" of the early 1950s. In the story, Elizabeth Proctor fires servant Abigail Williams after she finds out Abigail had an affair with her husband. In response, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft. She stands trial and is acquitted, but then another girl accuses her husband, John, and as he refuses to turn in others, he is killed, along with the old comic figure, Giles Corey. Also notable: Judge Hathorne is a direct ancestor of the author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman
Leslie Marmon Silko
Ceremony
John Steinbeck
Grapes of Wrath
Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Thorton Wilder
Our Town
Tennessee WIlliams
THe Glass Menagerie, A Street Car Named Desire
Paul Zindel
The Pigman
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
the 1969 autobiography about the early years of black writer and poet Maya Angelou. It is a coming of age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. Title comes from Paul Lawrence Dunbar's poem "Sympathy"
The House on Mango Street
A woman growing up in poverty in 1960s Chicago is determined to find her own path in life without forgetting her past.
Heart of Darkness
A sailor tells the story of his journey through the Congo, where he met an enigmatic, powerful, insane imperialist who had abandoned the rules of English civilization., story reflects the physical and psychological shock Conrad himself experienced in 1890, when he worked briefly in the Belgian Congo.
Invisible Man
This story depicts a black man's struggle for identity. In the end, the unnamed narrator runs for his life and falls into a cellar. He decides to remain underground and write a novel about the absurdities of his life., It told about the life of a Southern black man who could not escape racism in the North.
A Farewell to Arms
E. Hemingway. A love story which draws heavily on the author's experiences as a young soldier in Italy. Lieutenant Frederic Henry, a young American ambulance driver during WWI. Falls in love with nurse Catherine Barkley. The Battle of Caporetto. In Switzerland, their child is born dead, and Catherine dies due to hemorrhages.
The Odyssey
A Greek warrior undertakes an arduous journey back to his homeland and his loyal wife and son, experiencing many fantastical adventures along the way.
The Illiad
epic poem about the Trojan war, by Homer
Their Eyes Were Watching God
After two marriages to oppressive men, a woman (Janie Crawford) finds temporary happiness with a husband twelve years her junior; themes: the illusion of power, non-necessity of relationships, folkloric quality of religion
The Metamorphosis
(changes to something else , for example caterpillar--> butterfly or man --> werewolf) . Novel by Franz Kafka ,where a man wakes up as a giant insect. He struggles with simple task of getting up and out of bed.
Death of a Salesman
(Arthur Miller, 1949). This play questions American values of success. Willy Loman is a failed salesman whose firm fires him after 34 years. Despite his own failures, he desperately wants his sons Biff and Happy to succeed. Told in a series of flashbacks, the story points to Biff's moment of hopelessness, when the former high school star catches his father Willy cheating on his mother, Linda. Eventually, Willy can no longer live with his perceived shortcomings, and commits suicide in an attempt to leave Biff with insurance money.
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson. Mysterious town-wide lottery takes place in which the winner is stoned to death. Mrs. Hutchinson wins..., Injustices are easy to overlook when they don't affect you AND traditions should not be carried on simply because they have always been done. There should be some other basis for their presence.
The Grapes of Wrath
Set during the Great Depression, this novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry.
The Color Purple
The story of a protagonist who is repeatedly raped by a man she thinks is her father. A missionary family in Africa adopts the resulting children. The protagonist's sister, Nettie, works for the missionary family, and the novel takes the form of a series of letters between the sisters. Name this Pulitzer Prize winning novel featuring Celie.
Our Town
(Thornton Wilder, 1938).It is divided into three acts: "Daily Life" (Professor Willard and Editor Webb gossip on the everyday lives of town residents); "Love and Marriage" (Emily Webb and George Gibbs fall in love and marry); and "Death" (Emily dies while giving birth, and her spirit converses about the meaning of life with other dead people in the cemetery). A Stage Manager talks to the audience and serves as a narrator throughout the drama, which is performed on a bare stage.
A Street Car Named Desire
Tennessee Williams. (Drama) Blanche DuBois, fading Southern belle. Nymphomania and alcoholism. French Quarter of New Orleans. Sister Stella, crude Stanley. Pleasure is short. One-way ticket.
The Canterbury Tales
a book written by Geoffrey Chaucer are stories that a group of pilgrims tell to entertain eachoter as they travel to the shrine of Saint Thoman Becket in Canterbury. Fictional stories.
Keats
(1795-1821) One of the principle poets of the English Romantic movement. Odes, "Upon First Looking into Chapman's Homer," "Cristabel," "Endymion," "Isabella," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode on Melancholy," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode to Autumn."
The Glass Menagerie
Tom Wingfield financially supports his mother Amanda and his crippled sister Laura (who takes refuge from reality in her glass animals). At Amanda's insistence, Tom brings his friend Jim O'Connor to the house as a gentleman caller for Laura. While O'Connor is there, the horn on Laura's glass unicorn breaks, bringing her into reality, until O'Connor tells the family that he is already engaged. Laura returns to her fantasy world, while Tom abandons the family after fighting with Amanda.
Prometheus Unbound (Shelly)
Poem about a revolt of humans against a repressive society
Don Juan
Byron -- written in ottava rima ABABABCC; DJ is Byronic hero, typical brooding "bad guy", mocks many aspects of society, poetry, politics, philosophy, etc.
Great Expectations
Tells the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance. It also introduces one of the more colorful characters in literature: Miss Havasham.
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece from mid 1800s about Hester Prynne who has affair w/ Dimmesdale (preacher) and has a baby w/ him. Deals w/ Puritan culture and Hawthorne's ties to Salem witch trials.
Brave New World
Looks to the year 2540, where society accepts promisc sex and drug (soma) use and science has made humanity carefree, healthy, and technologically advanced. War and poverty no longer exist, and people are always happy. But these achievements have come by eliminating things from which people derive happiness —. Marx and Lenina are both from this artificial world where babies are made in factories, while John the Savage and Linda are from a Savage Reservation that still practice old ways.
The Wasteland
The (1922) T. S. Eliot's epic poem, depicting a world devoid of purpose or meaning.
The Great Gatsby
a self-made man (Gatsby) woos and loses a married aristocratic woman (Daisy) he loves
Robinson Crusoe
The hero of Daniel Defoe's novel is about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island, A man is shipwrecked on an island, where he lives for more than twenty years, fending off cannibals and creating a pleasant life for himself., a novel written by Daniel Defoe about a sailor shipwrecked on an island
Harriet Beecher Stowe
United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896), wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
Willa Cather
United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947), wrote My Antonia; prolific during the 1920s, reputation as one of the most important post-Civil War American authors
Beloved
an ex-slave is haunted by the memory of the daughter she killed; historical fiction, ghost story; characters include: Baby Suggs, Denver, Sethe
the sun also rises
E. Hemingway. A powerful expose of the life and values of the Lost Generation. Jake Barnes is in love with Brett Ashley (a girl), but Barnes suffered an injury during World War I... Robert Cohn (Jewish outsider), Michael Campbell (Brett's fiance), Bill Gorton, Pedro Romero (star bullfighter of the fiesta.)
The awakening
Written by Kate Chopin in 1899. The Awakening portrays a married woman who defies social convention first by falling in love with another man, and then by committing suicide when she finds that his views on women are as oppressive as her husband's. The novel reflects the changing role of women during the early 1900s.
Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser's novel; single woman who moved to city and worked in shoe factory but then turned to prostitution due to poverty
William Gibson
The Miracle Worker