Posted by: Mark | August 11, 2017

List of 90

I posted earlier about my reading list of 60 for grad school. This was the alternate list that I’ll explain later.

1. Homer, The Odyssey.
2. Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle
3. Aristotle, Poetics
4. Beowulf
5. Genesis, Exodus, Job, Ecclesiastes, The Gospels, Revelation, and Psalms
6. Dante, Inferno
7. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Chetien, Lancelot
8. Chaucer, Geoffrey, “The General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales
9. Chaucer, “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale”
10. The Wakefield Cycle, Everyman and Mankind
11. More, Utopia, and Machiavelli, The Prince
12. Wyatt, poems from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
13. Spencer, Book III of The Faerie Queene
14. Sidney, Astrophel and Stella and The Defense of Poetry
15. Marlowe, Tamburlaine, Parts I and II
16. Shakespeare, Sonnets
17. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
18. Shakespeare, King Lear
19. Jonson, poems from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
20. Donne, poems and Devotions from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
21. Herbert, The Temple
22. Bacon, “Studies” and “Faction,” from Essays (1597); “Truth,” “Death,” “Unity in Religion,” “Revenge,” “Adversity,” “Simulation and Dissimulation,” “Parents and Children,” “Marriage,” “Envy,” “Love,” “Great Place,” “Cunning,” “Friendship,” “Plantations,” “Riches,” “Gardens,” “Studies,” “Faction” and “Fame,” from Essays (1625); and Sections 19, 22, 36, 39-62, 70, and 73, from New Organon
23. Herrick, poems from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
24. Milton, Introductions and Books 1, 2, 4, 5, 9 and 12 of Paradise Lost
25. Marvell,poems from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
26. Wycherley, The Country Wife
27. Defoe, Moll Flanders
28. Dryden, “Absalom and Achitophel,” “Mac Flecknoe,” “Religio Laici,” “To My Honored Kinsmen,” “Essay of Dramatic Poesy,” and “Preface” to Fables
29. Swift, Books 1, 2, and 4 of Gulliver’s Travels and “A Modest Proposal”
30. Pope, “The Rape of the Lock,” “Dunciad,” four Moral Essays, and “First Satire/Horace”
31. Samuel Johnson, “Vanity of Human Wishes,” Rambler No. 5, Idler No. 31, and the lives of Cowley, Pope, and Milton
32. Fielding, Tom Jones
33. Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice
34. Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
35. Wordsworth, “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads, Books 1, 2, 6, 12, and 14 of The Prelude, and “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”
36. Coleridge, “The Eolian Harp,” “This Lime-Tree Bower,” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Kubla Khan,” “Work Without Hope,” “Frost at Midnight, ” and “Dejection: An Ode”
37. Keats, “Chapman’s Homer,” “When I Have Fears,” “The Eve of St. Agnes,” “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” “To Autumn,” “Ode to Psyche,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “Ode on Melancholy,” and “Ode on Indolence”
38. Shelley, “Mont Blanc,” “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” “Ode to the West Wind,” “England in 1819,” Prometheus Unbound, “A Defence of Poetry,” “To a Sky-Lark,” and “Adonais”
39. Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Introduction and Chapts. 2 and 4
40. Shelley, Frankenstein
41. Bronte, Jane Eyre
42. Browning, Men and Women
43. Browning, selections from Aurora Leigh contained in The Norton Anthology (5th ed.) and Rossetti, “Goblin Market”
44. Arnold, “Dover Beach,” “The Scholar Gypsy,” and prose selections from The Norton Anthology (5th ed.)
45. Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
46. Eliot, Middlemarch
47. Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
48. Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest
49. Freud, Dora
50. Shaw, Man and Superman
51. Conrad, Joseph, “Heart of Darkness”
52. Yeats, “No Second Troy,” “To a Friend,” “Magi,” “Easter 1916,” “The Second Coming,” “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Leda and the Swan,” “Among School Children,” “Byzantium, “Lapis Lazuli,” “The Circus Animals’ Desertion,” and On Baile’s Strand
53. Kafka, The Trial
54. Woolf, To The Lighthouse
55. Beckett, Waiting for Godot
56. Lessing, The Golden Notebook
57. O’Casey, Juno and the Paycock
58. Churchill, Top Girls
59. Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity
60. Bradstreet, selections from The American Tradition (Random House, 6th ed.)
61. Edwards, selections from The American Tradition (Random House, 6th ed.)
62. Irving, A History of New York
63. Franklin, The Autobiography
64. Cooper, The Pioneers
65. Poe, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”
66. Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
67. Thoreau, Walden
68. Emerson, “Nature,” “The Poet,” “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and the Funeral Oration of Thoreau
69. Douglass, Life and Times
70. Melville, Moby Dick
71. Twain, Huckleberry Finn
72. Howells, A Modern Instance
73. Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
74. Dickinson, selections from The American Tradition (Random House, 6th ed.)
75. Whitman, original Leaves of Grass
76. Dreiser, Sister Carrie
77. Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
78. James, Portrait of a Lady
79. Hemingway,  The Sun Also Rises
80. Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
81. Pound, Mauberley
82. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “The Waste Land,” “Journey of the Magi,” “Gerontion,” “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” and “Four Quartets”
83. O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night
84. Ellison, The Invisible Man
85. Wright, Native Son
86. Lowell, Life Studies
87. Plath, “Ariel,” “Daddy,” and “Lady Lazarus”
88. Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
89. O’Connor, Wise Blood
90. Williams, The Glass Menagerie


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