Posted by: Mark | August 8, 2017

List of 60

I found a list of the 60 books I was tested on for my M.A. exam. I’ve got a bunch of posts about this but I needed to type these here first.

1. Anderson, Sherwood, Winesburg, Ohio
2. Arabian Nights, selected edition
3. Aristotle, Poetics
4. Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice
5. Barthelme, Donald, City Life
6. Bellow, Saul, Humbolt’s Gifts
7. Borges, Jorge Luis, Labyrinths
8. Bronte, Charolette, Jane Eyre
9. Bronte, Emily, Wuthering Heights
10. Carver, Raymond, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”
11. Cervantes, Miguel de, Don Quixote
12. Chaucer, Geoffrey, “The General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales and “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale”
13. Chekhov, Anton, Selected Stories
14. Conrad, Joseph, “Heart of Darkness”
15. Dante, Inferno
16. Defoe, Daniel, Moll Flanders
17. Dickens, Charles, Bleak House
18. Eliot, George, Middlemarch
19. Ellison, Ralph, The Invisible Man
20. Faulkner, William, As I Lay Dying
21. Fielding, Henry, Tom Jones
22. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby
23. Flaubert, Gustave, Madame Bovary
24. Ford, Ford Madox, The Good Soldier
25. Forster, E.M., A Passage to India
26. Genesis, Exodus, Job, Ecclesiastes, The Gospels, Revelation, and Psalms
27. Gide, Andre, The Immoralist
28. Gogol, Nikolai, Dead Souls (Part One)
29. Greene, Graham, The Power and the Glory
30. Hardy, Thomas, Jude the Obscure
31. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Scarlet Letter
32. Hemingway, Ernest, The Sun Also Rises
33. Homer, The Odyssey
34. James, Henry, The Ambassadors
35. Joyce, James, Ulysses
36. Kafka, Franz, “The Metamorphosis”
37. Kerouac, Jack, On the Road
38. Lawrence, D.H., Women in Love
39. Mann, Thomas, Death in Venice
40. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia, One Hundred Years of Solitude
41. Melville, Herman, Moby Dick
42. Morrison, Toni, Song of Solomon
43. Nabokov, Vladimir, Lolita
44. O’Connor, Flannery, The Complete Stories
45. Paley, Grace, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
46. Poe, Edgar Allan, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”
47. Proust, Marcel, Swann’s Way
48. Robbe-Grillet, Alain, Jealousy
49. Schwartz, Delmore, “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities”
50. Shakespeare, William, King Lear
51. Shakespeare, William, The Tempest
52. Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein
53. Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle
54. Stern, Laurence, Tristam Shandy
55. Swift, Jonathan, Books 1, 2, 4 of Gulliver’s Travels
56. Tolstoy, Leo, “The Death of Ivan Ilych”
57. Twain, Mark, Huckleberry Finn
58. Voltaire, Candide
59. Woolf, Virginia, To The Lighthouse
60. Wright, Richard, Native Son


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