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					Suggested Literature Choices AP Literature Exam, 1981-2010


TITLE                     AUTHOR                  YEAR(S) ON          ERA OF SETTING; BASIC            Call Number
                                                  EXAM                SITUATION
Absalom, Absalom          Wm. Faulkner: 1897-1962 00 07               Deep South, post-Civil War       Fic Fau

Adam Bede                 George Eliot:1819-1880    2006              three unworldly people
                                                                      trapped by unwise love,
                                                                      English midlands early
                                                                      1800s.
Adventures of             Mark Twain: 1835-1910     82 85 86 87 91 92 pub. 1884, Gilded Age, post- Fic Twa
Huckleberry Finn, The                               94 95 96 05 06 08 Civil War

Age of Innocence, The      Edith Wharton 1862-      97 02 05 08       1870s, New York, "keeping        Fic Wha
                          1937                                        up w/ Jones's"
Agnes of God*             John Pielmeier 1949-      2000              pub. 1985; convent; young
                                                                      nun gives (virgin?) birth;
                                                                      baby murdered?
Alias Grace               Margaret Atwood 1938-     00 04 08          1843; Grace committed to
                                                                      asylum b/c of murder; sanity
                                                                      in question
All My Sons*              Arthur Miller 1915-2005   85 90             WWII; Joe sells faulty
                                                                      cylinders to the Air Force; 21
                                                                      planes crash; akin to Greek
                                                                      Tragedy
All the King's Men        Robert P. Warren: 1905-   00 02 04 07 08    American South, Depression       Fic War
                                                                      1930s
All the Pretty Horses     Cormac McCarthy           96 06 08          Mid 20th century Western;
                                                                      explodes Romantic myth
America is in the Heart   Carlos Bulosann1911-      95                1920s-40s; growing up in
                          1956                                        Philippines; new life in
                                                                      America
American Tragedy, An      Theodore Dreiser 1871-    82 95 03          1906; Kansas City; poor          Fic Dre
                          1945                                        boy's ambition (wealth &
                                                                      prestige) leads to murder
American, The             Henry James: 1843-1916 2007, 2010           late 1800s; American             Fic Jam
                                                                      innocence/ignorance in
                                                                      romanticized France




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Angle of Repose           Wallace Stegner: 1909-   2010               wheelchair bound
                          1993                                        historian writes about his
                                                                      grandparents' days on
                                                                      America's Western frontier

Anna Karenina             Leo Tolstoy: 1828-1910   91 99 02 03 06 08 superficiality of upper-class   Fic Tol, 891.73 Tol
                                                                     Russians; mid 1800s

Another Country           James Baldwin 1924-      95 2010            Harlem, France; Jazz         Fic Bal
                          1987                                        musician; racisim; inability
                                                                      to trust, love
Antigone*                 Sophocles                90 94 99 03 05     classic OR Paris, 1940s;     882.08 Sop
                                                                      lone rebellion against state

Antony & Cleopatra*       Wm Shakespeare: 1564- 91                    Roman Empire, well-
                          1616                                        documented history of
                                                                      Octavius Caesar, Marc
                                                                      Antony, and Cleopatra.
As I Lay Dying            Wm Faulkner: 1897-1962 89 90 94 01 06       Mississippi, Yoknapatawpha Fic Fau
                                                                      County
As You Like It*           Wm Shakespeare: 1564- 92 05 06 2010         Pastoral, written 1598, last 822.3 Sha
                          1616                                        years Elizabeth's reign

Atonement                 Ian McEwan               2007               Summer 1934; a single
                                                                      naive decision impacts the
                                                                      lives of an entire family

Autobiography of an Ex-   James Weldon Johnson     2005               Experiences of a bi-racial
Colored Man, The          1871-1938                                   boy who "passed" for white

Awakening, The            Kate Chopin: 1850-1904 87 88 91 92 95 97 pub. 1899, early American
                                                 99 02 07 09       feminism, Louisiana

Bear, The                 Wm. Faulkner: 1897-1962 2006                short story                    SC Fau Big Woods

Beloved                   Toni Morrison: 1931-     90 99 03 05 07 09 Reconstruction Era, 1873        Fic Mor

Benito Cereno             Herman Melville: 1819-   89                 short story
                          1891




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Billy Budd               Herman Melville: 1819-   81 83 85 99 05 08 pub. 1842 bitter                 Fic Mel
                         1891                                       satire/religious
                                                                    transcendance @sea
Birthday Party, The*     Harold Pinter 1930-      89 97             England, mid 20th century;
                                                                    seedy boardinghouse,
                                                                    struggle for power

Black Boy                Richard Wright: 1908-    2006              journey from innocence to 921 Wri
                         1960                                       experience in the Jim
                                                                    Crow South.
Bleak House              Charles Dickens 1812-    94 00 09          England, 1840's; one of   Fic Dic
                         1870                                       Dickens' finest novels;
                                                                    long running legal dispute

Bless Me, Ultima         Rudolfo Anaya: 1937-     96 97 05 06       Chicano, 1940s, rural New
                                                                    Mexico, folk medicine

Blind Assassin, The      Margaret Atwood: 1938-   2007              flashbacks to WWII youth     Fic Atw
                                                                    from vantage point of old
                                                                    age
Bluest Eye, The          Toni Morrison: 1931-     95                pub. 1970, 1st novel, Ohio,
                                                                    racism damage
Bonesetter's Daughter,   Amy Tan 1952-            2007              then: 1930's, 40s China/     Fic Tan
The                                                                 now: 1990s San Francisco;
                                                                    mother-daughter relationship

Brave New World         Aldous Huxley: 1894-     89 05 2010         fictional Utopia/Dystopia,       Fic Hux
                        1963                                        totalitarian gov't
Brothers Karamazov, The Fyodor Dostoevsky: 1821- 90 08              Soviet regime, conflict          Fic Dos
                        1881                                        between faith & doubt
Candide                 Voltaire: 1694-1778      96 04              the Enlightenment, sharply       Fic Vol
                                                                    satirical of nobility
Caretaker. The*          Harold Pinter 1930-      85                English, mid 20th century;
                                                                    distance between
                                                                    reality/fantasy; plight of the
                                                                    indigent
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof*   Tennessee Williams:      2000              Mississippi, 1955,               812.08 Gas, Best Am. Plays
                         1911-1988                                  alcoholism, homosexuality




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Catch-22                Joseph Heller: 1923-1999 82 85 87 89 94 04 WWII, anti-romantic war     Fic Hel
                                                 05 08             novel
Cat's Eye               Margaret Atwood 1938- 94 09                Canada; 1940s-80s;          Fic Atw
                                                                   painter Elaine Risley
                                                                   reflects on childhood
Centaur, The            John Updike 1932-        81                1940s, Pennsylvania; father
                                                                   son relationship with Greek
                                                                   mythology allusions

Ceremony                Leslie M. Silke: 1948-   94 97 99 01 05 06 Native American, N. Mexico
                                                                   reservation 20th century

Cherry Orchard, The     Anton Chekhov            06 07 09          seen as a narrative    891.72 Che
                                                                   poem mourning the loss
                                                                   of beauty in the world

Cold Mountain           Charles Frazier 1950-    2008              Historical fiction re:       FIC Fra
                                                                   wounded Confederate
                                                                   deserter walks for months
                                                                   to return to the love of his
                                                                   life
Color Purple, The       Alice Walker: 1944-      91 92 94 96 97 05 1st half 20th century,       Fic Wal
                                                 08 09             Georgia, black women
Crime and Punishment    Fyodor Dostoevsky:       85 94 96 99 00 01 Russian, psyche of a            Fic Dos
                        1821-1881                03 04 05 09 10    tormented murderer

Crossing, The           Cormac McCarthy          2009               New Mexico, 16 year old
                                                                    intrigued by wolf that
                                                                    attacks cattle
Crucible, The*           Arthur Miller: 1915-2005 83 87 05 09       Salem, 1692, intolerance & 812 Mil, 808.82 Con
                                                                    hysteria of community
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton: 1903-1988    85 97 91 95 96 07 racisim, South Africa, pre- Fic Pat
                                                                    aparteid
Daisy Miller             Henry James: 1843-1916 97                  post-Civil War              Fic Jam

Dancing at Lughnasa*    Brian Friel: 1929-       2001              Ireland, summer of 1936;
                                                                   motif of dancing and music
                                                                   to explore cultural identity,




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David Copperfield           Charles Dickens 1812-     83 06           London & Canterbury; poor          Fic Dic
                            1870                                      boy becomes successful;
                                                                      pub. 1849
Dead, The (short story)     James Joyce: 1882-1941 97                 Ieland; references to dead
                                                                      acquaintances; Joyce saw
                                                                      "spiritual paralysis"

Death of a Salesman*        Arthur Miller 1915-200586 88 94 03 04 05 1930s; Upper New York;       812 Mil
                                                   07                Salesman looks back on life
                                                                     w/ regret
Death of Ivan Ilyich, The   Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910  86                late 19th century Russia;
                                                                     satire of upper class;
                                                                     importance of mutual
                                                                     support
Delta Wedding               Eudora Welty 1909-2001 97                comedy about white           Fic Wel
                                                                     southerners on the brink of
                                                                     marriage
Desire Under the Elms*      Eugene O'Neill: 1888-  81                pub. 1924; American classic; 812 O'ne
                            1953                                     attempt to put Greek tragedy
                                                                     in rural New England

Dinner at the Homesick      Anne Tyler 1941-          97              1980s America; how growing Fic Tyl
Restaurant                                                            up in a turbulent family
                                                                      affected three children

Diviners, The               Margaret Laurence" 1926- 95               first-person writer's life, from
                            1987                                      impoverished beginnings to
                                                                      middle age.

Doctor Faustus              Christopher Marlowe       86 99 04        individual selling his or her
                            1564-1593                                 soul to the devil for
                                                                      knowledge
Doctor Zhaviago             Boris Pasternak           2010            man torn between two
                                                                      women during Russian
                                                                      Revloution of 1917
Doll House, A*              Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906 83 87 88 95 05 09 concern for women’s                 839.8 Ibs
                                                                      rights, and for human
                                                                      rights in general.
Dollmaker, The              Harriette Arnow: 1908-    91              WWII backwoods Kentucky Fic Arn
                            1986                                      to urban Detroit



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Don Quixote             Miquel deCervantes 1547- 92 01 06 08     era 1588; Europe; tries to  Fic deC
                        1615                                     explain the time period;
                                                                 chivalry
East of Eden            John Steinbeck            2006           Salinas Valley, CA, between Fic Ste
                                                                 beginning of 20th century
                                                                 and end of World War I.

Emma                    Jane Austen 1775-1817     96 08          early 19th century; Highbury, Fic Aus
                                                                 England; Emma struggle to
                                                                 confront her feelings

Enemy of the People, An* Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906   87 99 01 07    pub. 1882; a doctor doing      839.8 Ibs
                                                                 what he thinks is right;
                                                                 against people's will
Equus*                  Peter Shafter: 1926-      92 08 09       setting 1973;
                                                                 psychiatrist/detective to
                                                                 discover patient's
                                                                 fascination w/ horses
Ethan Frome             Edith Wharton 1882-1937 85 03 05 06 07   late 19th, early 20th century; Fic Wha
                                                                 Massachusetts; Frome fights
                                                                 his own conscience

Eumenides, The*         Aeschylus: 525 B.C.- 456 96              5th century Athens, question 882 Uni
                        B.C.                                     of social equality between
                                                                 men and women

Fall, The               Claudia Dain, romance     81             "They call her Lady of Frost,
                        novelist!                                a fabled beauty whose allure
                                                                 no man can resist…"

Farewell to Arms        Ernest Hemingway 1899- 91 99 09          during and after WWI;           Fic Hem
                        1961                                     psychological toll of war;
                                                                 relationship of love and
                                                                 pain
Father, The             ?                       2001             ?
Fathers and Sons        Ivan Turgenev 1818-1883 90               1800s; Bozarov deals with
                                                                 rejection throughout his life




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Faust                     Johann von Goethe 1749- 02 03             18th century Germany; God 832.6 Goe
                          1832                                      & Satan wager the soul of
                                                                    alchemist during plague

Fences*                   August Wilson 1945-      02 03 05 09      1950s; US; tragic character 812.54 Wil
                                                                    paves way for black
                                                                    opportunity in America

Fifth Business            Robertson Davies 1913-   00 07            1908; myth, magic, and
                          1945                                      miracles; freaks, saints, and
                                                                    devils
Fixer, The                Bernard Malamud: 1914-   2007             pre-Russian revolution, a     Fic Mal
                          1986                                      Jew's individual holocaust of
                                                                    innocence
For Whom the Bell Tolls   Ernest Hemingway 1899- 2003 06            1937; Spain; Spanish Civil    Fic Hem
                          1961                                      War
Frankenstein              Mary Shelley 1797-1851 89 01 03 06 08     18th century; Geneva, Swiss Fic She
                                                                    Alps, England, Scotland;
                                                                    man makes monster

Gathering of Old Men, A   Ernest J. Gaines         2000             late 1970s; SW Louisiana;    Fic Gai
                                                                    whites separate from blacks;
                                                                    seek justice for murder

Gesture Life, A           Chang-Rae Lee: 1965-     04 05            Japanese immigrant proper Fic Lee
                                                                    life in New York, transported
                                                                    to Japanese army WWII,

Ghosts*                   Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906   00 04          originally written in         839.8 Ibs
                                                                  Norwegian; translates to "the
                                                                  joy of life"
Glass Menagerie, The*     Tennessee Williams    90 94 97 99 08 09 1937; St. Louis; Laura's      808.82 Six
                          1911-1983                               glass menagerie; escape
                                                                  from reality
Golden Bowl, The          Henry James 1843-1916 2009              two flawed marriages;
                                                                  symbolism of the gilded
                                                                  crystal bowl
Go Tell It On the         James Baldwin 1924-   88 90 05          Harlem; early 20th century; Fic Bal
Mountain                  1987                                    father-son conflict;
                                                                  autobiographical



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Grapes of Wrath, The   John Steinbeck 1902-      81 85 87 95 06 09 Dust Bowl 30s; from        Fic Ste
                       1968                                        Oklahoma to California;
                                                                   the "land of milk & honey"

Great Expectations     Charles Dickens 1812-     88 89 92 96 00 01 mid 19th century England;       Fic Dic
                       1870                      02 04 05 07       Pip's desire to advance his
                                                                   social status
Great Gatsby           F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896- 82 83 88 91 92 97 1922 Long Island & New          Fic Fit
                       1940                      00 02 04 05 07    York; spirit of 20s; decline of
                                                                   American dream
Gulliver's Travels     Jonathon Swift 1667-1745 87 89 01 04        England and imaginary           Fic Swi
                                                                   countries; might versus right

Hairy Ape, The*        Eugene O'Neill            89 09             1920's sympathetic to the      812 O'Ne
                                                                   plight of the modern
                                                                   industrial worker
Hamlet*                Wm Shakespeare 1564-      88 92 94 97 99 00 early 17th century; Hamlet     822.3 Sha
                       1616                      02                seeks revenge for his
                                                                   father's murder
Handmaid's Tale, The   Margaret Atwood 1938-     92                pub. 1986; a futuristic        Fic Atw
                                                                   society, USA; negative
                                                                   Utopia subjugates women

Hard Times             Charles Dickens 1812-     87 90              pub. 1854
                       1870
Heart of Darkness      Joseph Conrad 1857-       91 94 96 99 00 01 fall of imperialistic         Fic con
                       1898                      02 04 09 10       England, due to its own
                                                                   corruption
Hedda Gabler*          Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906    92 00 02 03 05    1800s; Oslo; tale of love,    808.82 Con
                                                                   jealousy, and suicide
Henry IV*              Wm Shakespeare 1564-      2002 08           pub. 1457; England;           808.82 Con
                       1616                                        challenge to Scottish King
                                                                   Henry IV; 1402-03
Homecoming, The*       Harold Pinter 1930-       90                pub. 1965; North London;
                                                                   power struggles within a
                                                                   family
House Made of Dawn     N. Scott Momaday 1934-    95 06             1945; New Mexico; Abel
                                                                   returns home after serving in
                                                                   WWII




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House of Mirth, The     Edith Wharton 1882-1937 2007              America's Gilded Age (1876-
                                                                  1901) rich got much richer,
                                                                  poor got much poorer.

House of the Seven      Nathaniel Hawthorne     89                Early America; Colonel         810 Haw
Gables, The             1804-1864                                 builds House of Seven
                                                                  Gables; dies strange death

In the Time of the      Julia Alvarez 1950-     2005               1930s-90s; Dominican          Fic Alv
Butterflies                                                        Republic; overthrow evil
                                                                   dictator
Invisible Man, The      Ralph Ellison 1914-1994 85 87 88 89 91 94 pub. 1952; 19020-30;           Fic Ell
                                                 95 96 97 01 04 05 Harlem; man who feels he
                                                 08 09 10          is invisible
J. B.                   ?                        81 94             ?                             812 Mac
Jane Eyre               Carlotte Bronte 1816-    88 91 94 95 96 97 pub. 1847; 1800s; Orphan      Fic Bro
                        1855                     99 00 05 0710     searching for a place to
                                                                   belong;
Jasmine                 Bharati Mukherjee: 1940- 99 10             widowed Punjabi
                                                                  peasant from India
                                                                  marries an Iowa farmer

Joe Turner's Come and   August Wilson: 1945-    00 04             1910s, notorious Joe Turner
Gone*                                                             illegally enslaved African
                                                                  Americans for 7 years on his
                                                                  plantation.
Joseph Andrews          Henry Fielding 1707-1754 91               a comic takeoff on Samuel
                                                                  Richardson's 'Pamela,'

Joy Luck Club, The      Amy Tan 1952-           97                Chinese mothers, American Fic Tan
                                                                  daughters; 1920s-1980s; 7
                                                                  narrators
Jude the Obscure        Thomas Hardy 1840-      85 87 91 95 09 10 attacked institutions
                        1928                                      Britain held dear:
                                                                  education, social class,
                                                                  marriage.
Julius Caesar*          Wm Shakespeare 1564-    82 97 05          44 B. C. assassination of      822.3 Sha
                        1616                                      Caesar; resulting power
                                                                  struggle



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Jungle, The               Upton Sinclair 1878-1968 87               early 1900's, meat-      Fic Sin
                                                                    packing Chicago area;the
                                                                    victimized working class

King Lear*                Wm Shakespeare 1564- 82 89 90 96 01 03 how fragile the fabric of 822.3 Sha
                          1616                 04 05 06 08 10    Elizabethan society
                                                                    actually was.
Kite Runner, The          Khaled Hosseini:         07 08 09         Afghanistan. Well-to-do Fic Hos
                                                                    Amir betrays the son of
                                                                    his father's Hazara
                                                                    servant.
Lady Windermere's Fan* Oscar Wilde: 1854-1900 2009                  a woman saved from
                                                                    destruction in a society
                                                                    of appearances

Lesson Before Dying, A    Ernest J. Gaines 1933-   99               rural South; Civil War,      Fic Gai
                                                                    Reconstruction, Jim Crow;
                                                                    racial violence at worst

Light in August           Wm Faulkner 1897-1962 81 82 83 85 95 99 South coming out of Civil      Fic Fau
                                                03                War; Mississippi; evolution
                                                                  of non-slave state

Little Foxes, The*        Lillian Hellman 1905-    85 90 10         South; post-Civil War;         812 Hel
                          1984                                      family driven to disaster by
                                                                    overwhelming greed
Long Day's Journey into   Eugene O'Neill 1888-     90 03 07         1920s; New York; struggles 812 O'Ne
Night*                    1956                                      with tuberculosis; conflicting
                                                                    parents; ambition

Lord Jim                  Joseph Conrad 1857-      82 86 00 03 07   transition from Victorian era; Fic Con
                          1924                                      England; Marlow tells the
                                                                    story of Lord Jim
Lord of the Flies         Wm.Golding 1911-1993     85 92            post WWI; England; group       Fic Gol
                                                                    of young boys on island;
                                                                    recreate civilization




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Love Medicine            Louise Erdich: 1954-     95               7 native American          Fic Erd
                                                                   characters from 2 families
                                                                   present 14 stories about
                                                                   themselves
Lysistrata*              Aristophnaes 448 BC-380 87                Greece; Lysistrata leads   822 Uni, 808.82 Wor
                         BC                                        women's revolt to force
                                                                   husbands into treaty
M. Butterfly*            David H. Hwang 1957-     95               1966-1970; France & China

Macbeth*                 Wm Shakespeare 1564- 83 99 03 05 09       1590s, London; Scotland, 822.3 Sha
                         1616                                      during the reign of James I

Madame Bovary            Gustave Flaubert 1821    85 05 06 09 10   pub. 1857; post imperial  Fic Fla
                                                                   reign of Napoleon; France

Main Street              Sinclair Lewis 1885-     87               Roaring 20s; Minnesota      Fic Lew
Major Barbara*           George B. Shaw 1856-     96 04            1800s; crime of poverty     822 Sha
                         1950
Man and Superman*        George B. Shaw 1856-     81               1800s; life force conflict of 808.82 Con
                         1950                                      sexes
Mansfield Park           Jane Austen 1775-1817    91 06            early 1800s, Victorian        Fic Aus
                                                                   society; woman trying to find
                                                                   place in social order
Mayor of Casterbridge    Thomas Hardy 1840-       93 99 00 02 10   mid 1800s; death of wife; Fic Har
                         1928                                      crisis, struggle to escape
                                                                   past
Medea*                   Euripedes                82 92 95 01 03   infamous murders of her 882.08 Fit
                                                                   own children challenged
                                                                   Athenian moral universe
Member of the Wedding,   Carson McCullers 1917-   97               1944, South, discrepancy Fic McC
The                      1967                                      between surface
                                                                   impressions, what lies
                                                                   beneath.
Memory Keeper's          Kim Edwards              2009             entangled lives of two
Daughter, The                                                      families and their
                                                                   devastating secret
Merchant of Venice, The* Wm Shakespeare 1564-     85 91 95 02      the merchant, the poor     822.3 Sha
                         1616                                      suitor, the fair lady, and
                                                                   the villainous Jew


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Metamorphosis, The       Franz Kafka 1883-1924    89              Gregor Samsa awakens to Fic Kaf
                                                                  find himself transformed into
                                                                  a giant insect

Middlemarch              George Eliot 1819-1880   95 04 05 07     19th century England; spirit   Fic Eli
                                                                  of era through unknown,
                                                                  common people

Midsummer Night's        Wm Shakespeare 1564-     91 06           written mid-1590s; strange     822.3 Sha
Dream, A*                1616                                     comedy; allusion to Greek
                                                                  hero Theseus
Mill on the Floss, The   George Eliot 1819-1880   91 92           only Eliot novel to end        Fic Eli
                                                                  tragically; most
                                                                  autobigraphical
Misanthrope, The*        Jean-Baptistie Moliere   92 08           partially autobiographical;
                         1622-1673                                parallels drawn between
                                                                  Alceste & Moliere
Miss Lonelyhearts        Nathanael West: 1903-    89              1933
                         1940
Moby-Dick                Herman Melville 1819-    89 94 96 01 03 04 1830's/1840's; Aboard        Fic Mel
                         1891                     05 07 09          the whaling ship the
                                                                  Pequod
Moll Flanders            Daniel Defoe: 1660-1731 86 87 95         England, early 1700s           Fic Def

Monkey Bridge            Lan Cao: 1961-           2000            semi-autobiographical,
                                                                  mother, daughter leave
                                                                  Vietnam for the United
                                                                  States.
Moor's Last Sigh, The    Salmon Rushdie           2007            Bombay, India; resolution to
                                                                  conflicts of interest
Mother Courage*          Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956 85 87           Inspired by the invasion of
                                                                  Poland,
Mrs. Dalloway            Virginia Woolf: 1882-1941 94 97 05 07    pub. 1925, London, England,
                                                                  1923
Mrs. Warren's Profession* George B. Shaw 1856-    87 90 95 02     2 strong female protagonists 808.82 Six
                          1950                                    in role reversal

Much Ado About Nothing* Wm Shakespeare: 1564- 97                  16th century Sicily, 1600      822.3 Bir
                        1616




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Murder in the Cathedral*   T. S. Eliot 1888-1965     85 95             poetic drama portrays the   812 Eli
                                                                       assassination of Archbishop
                                                                       Thomas Becket in
                                                                       Canterbury Cathedral in
                                                                       1170. .
My Antonia                 Willa Cather: 1873-1947 2010                Romance. An immigrant          F Cat
                                                                       woman's life on the
                                                                       Nebraska plains.
Namesake, The              Jhumpa Lahiri             2009              immigrant (India)
                                                                       experience; tangled ties
                                                                       between generations
Native Son                 Richard Wright: 1908-     82 83 85 87 95 01 1930s, Chicago                 Fic Wri
                           1960
Native Speaker             Chang Rae Lee             99 05 07          Henry Park spent entire life
                                                                       trying to become true
                                                                       American—a native speaker.

Nineteen Eighty Four       George Orwell 1903-       87 94 05 09       Winston Smith's                Fic Orw
                           1950                                        degradation by the
                                                                       totalitarian state
No Exit*                   Jean-Paul Sartre: 1905-   86                room in hell, representative   842 Sar
                           1980                                        of occupied Paris, WWII

No-No Boy                  John Okada: 1923-1971     95                Japanese parents, son born
                                                                       in US, refuses to obey
                                                                       military draft in WWII
Notes from Underground     Fyodor Dostoevsky: 1821- 89                 1860s, St. Petersburg      Fic Dos
                           1881
O Pioneers!                Willa Cather: 1873-1947 2006                the Bergsons, Swedish
                                                                       immigrants, farm country
                                                                       Nebraska, turn of 20th
                                                                       century.
Obasan                     Joy Kogawa: 1935-         94 95 04 06 07 10 Canada; WWII: injustice
                                                                       through the eyes of Naomi,
                                                                       a Japanese Canadian




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Odyssey, The               Homer                    86 10           12th century BC          883 Hom
                                                                    Greece/Aegeon Sea, long
                                                                    journey home and revenge

Oedipus Rex*               Sophocles                00 03 04        killed his father and            882.01 Sop
                                                                    married his mother.
Of Mice and Men            John Steinbeck: 1902-  2001              1930s, Southern Caifornia        Fic Ste
                           1968
One Day in the Life of     Alexander Solzhenitsyn 2005 10           1951 Russian labor camp          Fic Sol
Ivan Denisovich            1918-
One Flew Over the          Ken Kesey: 1935-2001   2001              pub. 1962, 1950s mental          Fic Kes
Cuckoo's Nest                                                       hospital, Oregon
One Hundred Years of       Gabriel Marquez: 1928    89              pub. 1967, early 1800s to
Solitude                                                            mid 1900s, Colombia
Optimist's Daughter, The   Eudora Welty: 1909-2001 94               Laurel, a widow, returns to      Fic Wel
                                                                    her ill father in Mississippi;
                                                                    some autobiographical
                                                                    details
Orlando                    Virginia Woolf: 1882-1941 2004           1588-1928, mostly England

Othello*                   Wm Shakespeare: 1564- 85 88 92 95        late 1500s, Venice-Turkey        822.3 Sha
                           1616                                     wars, Venice, Cyprus
Other, The                 Tom Tryon: 1926-1991  2010               Gothic novel. 13-year-old        F Try
                                                                    boys posses a gold ring
                                                                    with the family crest
Our Town*                  Thornton Wilder: 1897- 86 96 09          Grover's Corners, New            812 Wil
                           1975                                     Hampshire, early 1900s
Out of Africa              Isak Dinesen (pseudonym 2006 …Karen      local tribesmen in Kenya;
                           ….                       Blizen: 1885-   Europeon settlers
                                                    1962)
Pamela                     Samuel Richardson: 1689- 86              young maidservant, son of
                           1761                                     the household, Mr B.,
                                                                    conceives a passion for her

Paradise Lost              John Milton: 1608-1674   85 86 10        epic poem, heaven, hell,
                                                                    Garden of Eden, etc.
Passage to India, A        E. M. Forster: 1879-1970 88 91 92 07     India, under British rule,       Fic For
                                                                    1910-1920




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Pere Goriot               Honor deBalzac: 1799-    2002              monetary affairs of a social-
                          1850                                       climbing young man in Paris
                                                                     boarding house

Persuasion                Jane Austen: 1775-1817   90 05 07          early 1800s, England, pub.      Fic Aus
                                                                     Posthumously
Phaedre                   Jean Racine 1639-1699    92 03             Phaedra (Greek)
                                                                     experiences incestuous
                                                                     adulterous passion for
                                                                     stepson.
Piano Lesson, The*        August Wilson: 1945-     96 99 07 08       1930s, Pittsburgh,              812.54 Wil
                          2005                                       Pennsylvania
Picture of Dorian Gray,   Oscar Wilde: 1854-       2002              1890s, London, England          Fic Wil
The
Plague, The               Albert Camus: 1913-      02 09             Algiers, bubonic plague         Fic Cam
                          1960                                       epidemic
Pnin                      Vladimir Nabokov 1899-   97                comedy of academic
                          1977                                       manners in a romantically
                                                                     disenchanted world.
Poisonwood Bible, The Barbara Kingsolver           2010              A Baptist minister takes        F Kin
                            1955-                                    his 4 young daughters and
                                                                     wife on a mission to the
                                                                     Belgian Congo
Portrait of a Lady          Henry James: 1843-1916 92 96 05          pub. 1908, late 1860s New       Fic Jam
                                                                     York & Europe
Portrait of the Artist of a James Joyce: 1882-1941 81 86 88 96 99 04 pub. 1914, early 1900s,         Fic Joy
Young Men                                          05 09 10          Ireland
Power and the Glory, The Graham Greene: 1904-      95                pub. 1939, Mexico, 1930s        Fic Gre
                            1991
Praisesong for the Widow Paule Marshall: 1929-     96                interior life of an African
                                                                     American female
                                                                     protagonist; similar
                                                                     Hurston's Eyes
Pride and Prejudice       Jane Austen: 1775-1817   83 88 92 97 08    pub. 1813, class-conscious      Fic Aus
                                                                     England, early 1800s




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Prime of Miss Jean        Muriel Spark: 1918-        90                young, unorthodox teacher     Fic Spa
Brodie, The                                                            ... dangerous--relationship
                                                                       with six of her students.

Pygmalion*                George B. Shaw: 1856-      92 05 08          turn of the century London,
                          1950                                         pre-"My Fair Lady"

Ragtime                   E. L. Doctorow: 1931-      03 07             pub. 1975, 1900-17, NE        Fic Doc
                                                                       U.S., Egyptian pyramids
Raisin in the Sun, A*     Lorraine Hansberry:        87 90 91 92 94 96 pub. 1959, 1950s, black       812 Ham
                          1930-1965                  00 09             Chicago
Redburn                   Herman Melville 1819-      87                from Melville’s own           810 Mel
                          1891                                         adolescent experience
                                                                       aboard a merchant ship,
Remains of the Day, The   Kazuo Ishiguiro: 1954-     2000              pub. 1988, mid 1900s, esp.
                                                                       WWII England
Reservation Blues         Sherman Alexie 1966        2008              Spokane Indian                Fic Ale
                          (Born with "water on the                     reservation…African
                          brain"= hydrocephaly                         American guitar player
                                                                       arrives
Road, The                 Carmac McCarrthy: 1933- 2010                 Post-apocalyptic tale by a
                                                                       father and son who cross
                                                                       a destroyed civilization

Robinson Crusoe           Daniel Defoe: 1660-1731 2010                 Adventure story of a ship- F Def
                                                                       wrecked sailor
Romeo and Juliet*         Wm Shakespeare: 1564- 90 92 97               Renaissance Italy          822.3 Sha
                          1616
Rosencrantz and           Tom Stoppard: 1937-   81 94 00 04 05 10 humorous, absurdist,
Guildenstern are Dead*                                                 tragic play re: 2 minor
                                                                       characters from Hamlet

Saint Joan*               George B. Shaw 1856-       95                first produced in 1923, about 822 Sha
                          1950                                         Joan of Arc
Scarlet Letter, The       Nathaniel Hawthorne:       83 88 91 99 02 04 pub. 1850, 1630s, Puritan     Fic Haw
                          1804-1864                  05 06             Massachusetts




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Sent for You Yesterday    John E. Wideman: 1941- 2002                set in Pittsburgh, Black
                                                                     American, often compared to
                                                                     Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha

Separate Peace, A         John Knowles: 1936-       82 07            pub. 1959, New England       Fic Kno
                                                                     boarding school, WWII
Shipping News, The        E. Annie Proulx: 1935-    97               pub. 1994, early 1990s,
                                                                     Newfoundland
Silas Marner              George Eliot: 1819-1880   2002             pub. 1861, early 19th        Fic Eli
                                                                     century, English countryside

Sister Carrie             Theodore Dreiser: 1871- 87 03 04 10        turn of the century       Fic Dre
                          1945                                       America
Sister of my Heart        Chitra Divakaruni: 1956- 2010              two women cousins
                                                                     whose lives change by
                                                                     married in two worlds:
                                                                     India and America
Slaughterhouse Five       Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-      91               WWII, bombing of Dresden, Fic Von
                                                                     Germany
Snow                      Orhan Pamuk               2009             Turkish poet w/writer's
                                                                     block during a 3-day
                                                                     blizzard
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guderson: 1956-        2000, 10         Pacific Northwest, WWII   Mrs. E.

Song of Solomon           Toni Morrison: 1931-      81 88 96 00 05   pub. 1977, US, between        Fic Mor
                                                                     1931-1963, racism
Sons and Lovers           D. H. Lawrence 1885-  90                   pub. 1913, English coal
                          1930                                       mines, early 1900s
Sound and the Fury, The   Wm Faulkner 1897-1962 86 97 01 04 08       Mississippi, 1928             Fic Fau

Stone Angel, The          Margaret Laurence: 1926- 96                Canada, 90-year-old
                                                                     Hagar Shipley, restless,
                                                                     crotchety, proud
                                                                     protagonist.
Stranger, The             Albert Camus 1913-1960 82 86               pub. 1942, Algeria, pre-      Fic Cam
                                                                     WWII, absurdist philosophy

Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams          91 92 04 07 08 09 post WWII, South             812 Wil
A*                      1911-1983




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Sula                        Toni Morrison 1931-      92 97 02 04 08     20s-60s, black community,       Fic Mor
                                                                        Ohio, female friendship

Sun Also Rises, The         Ernest Hemingway 1899- 85 91 95 04 05       pub. 1926, 1924, France &       Fic Hem
                            1961                                        Spain, post WWI
Surfacing                   Margaret Atwood 1930-  2005                 explores an emerging
                                                                        Canadian national
                                                                        identity.
Tale of Two Cities, A       Charles Dickens 1812-    82 91 08          pub. 1859, French                Fic Dic
                            1870                                       Revolution
Tartuffe*                   Moliere 1622-1673        87                man of God uses his
                                                                       connections to swindle his
                                                                       host out of wealth and
                                                                       wife.
Tempest, The*               Wm Shakespeare 1564- 96 05 07 10           pub. 1623, Renaissance           822.3 Sha
                            1616                                       era, island
Tess of the D'Urbervilles   Thomas Hardy 1840-1928 82 91 03 06 07      1880s-90s, Southwest             Fic Har
                                                                       England; unrequited love,
                                                                       etc.
Their Eyes Were             Zora Neale Hurston 1891- 88 90 91 96 04 05 rural South, 20s-30s; strong     Fic Hur
Watching God                1960                     06 07 08          female protagonist; love

Things Fall Apart           Chinua Achebe 1930-      91 97 03 09 10     1890s Nigeria; breaks           823 Ach
                                                                        down African stereotype
Things They Carried, The O'Brien 1946-               2004               Vietnam era, from the           Fic O'Br
                                                                        soldier's perspective,
                                                                        painfully accurate
Thousand Acres, A           Jane Smiley: BA Vassar   2006               Successful Iowa farmer
                            1971                                        decided to divide his 1000
                                                                        acres among 3 daughters

To the Lighthouse           Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 86 88              pre-WWI, Europe; island
                                                                        near Scotland
Tom Jones                   Henry Fielding 1707-1754 90 00 06 08        pub. 1749; England, 1700s

Tracks                      Louise Erdich: 1954-     2005               Native American characters;
                                                                        magical realism, not fantasy!

Trial, The                  Franz Kafka 1883-1924    89 00              early 1900s, Europe; satire     Fic Kaf
                                                                        of totalitatian state


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Trifles*                  Susan Glaspell" 1876-     2000             1-act play, based on rural        808.82 Cer, 822.08 Sha
                          1948                                       Iowa turn of the century
                                                                     murder
Tristram Shandy           Laurence Sterne 1713-     86               1680-1766; England
                          1768
Turn of the Screw         Henry James 1843-1916     92 94 00 02 04   1840s, era of spiritualism;       Fic Jam
                                                                     England
Twelfth Night*            Wm Shakespeare 1564-      85 94 96         Illyria; in Elizabethan era       822.3 Sha
                          1616
Typical American          Gish Jen: 1955-           02 05            big-eared, bumbling
                                                                     Chinese boy makes his
                                                                     way in America in spite of
                                                                     himself:
Uncle Tom's Cabin         Harriet B. Stowe 1811-    87               pub. 1851; pre civil war;         Fic Sto
                          1896                                       deep South; slave life
Vicar of Wakefield, The   Oliver Goldsmith: 1728-   2006             not so idyllic life in a
                          1774                                       country parish, Ireland,
                                                                     1766
Victory                   Joseph Conrad 1857-       83                Axel Heyst's philosophical
                          1924                                        detachment + Conrad's need
                                                                      for involvement
Volpone*                  Ben Jonson 1572-1637      83                pub. 1606; 17th century      808.82 Gas
                                                                      Venice
Waiting for Godot*        Samuel Beckett 1906-      85 86 89 94 01 09 pub. 1948; French; almost 842 Bec
                          1989                                        comediadelarte
Warden, The               Anthony Trollope 1815-    96                revolves around
                          1882                                        Rev.Septimus Harding,
                                                                      warden of a charity home for
                                                                      12 elderly pensioners.
Washington Square         Henry James 1843-1916     90                at the beginning, it's early
                                                                      1840s, NY City by the end,
                                                                      Civil war has erupted,

Watch on the Rhine        Lillian Hellman 1905-1984 87               WWII era; Washington D.C.
                                                                     ; anti Nazi
Watch that Ends the       Hugh MacLennan 1907-      92               pub. 1959; Canada 1020s-
Night, The                1990                                       40s; reminiscing
Way We Live Now, The      Anthony Trollope 1815-    2006             satire of the literary world of
                          1882                                       London in the 1870s



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Who's Afraid of Virginia   Edward Albee 1928-       88 94 00 04 07    destroys fake life of 1950s   812 Alb
Woolf?*                                                               America
Wide Sargasso Sea          Jean Rhys 1890-1979      89 92 05          19th century Caribbean;
                                                                      prequel to Jane Eyre
Winter in the Blood        James Welch 1940-        95                1900s; ranch; abuse,
                                                                      alcohol, sex, and bad
                                                                      relationships
Winter's Tale, The*        Mark Helprin 1947-       86 89 06          Hazel Motes founds"Tthe       Fic Hel
                                                                      Church of God Without
                                                                      Christ"
Wise Blood                 Flannery O'Connor 1925- 89 95 09           Hazel Motes founds"Tthe
                           1964                                       Church of God Without
                                                                      Christ"
Woman Warrior, The         Maxine Hong Kingston     91                mid 1900s; memoirs of         921 Kin
                           1940-                                      Chinese immigrant
Women of Brewster          Gloria Naylor            2009, 10          7 black women living in a
Place, The                                                            bleak inner city sanctuary

Wuthering Heights          Emily Bronte 1818-1848 82 83 86 89 90 91 English moors; 18th             Fic Bro
                                                  92 96 97 99 01 06 century Gothic
                                                  07 08 10
Zoo Story, The*            Edward Albee 1928-     82 01             1960s-70s; New York;            812 Fam
                                                                    nature of existence
Zoot Suit*                 Luis Valdez 1940-      95                Zoot suit riots 1940s; Los
                                                                    Angeles




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