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Recommended Reading Lists

Recommended Reading List
with Accelerated Reader points
American Literature Before 1910
Fiction

James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans - 29 pts.
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter - 14 pts.
Herman Melville - Moby-Dick - 42 pts.
Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Tales (selected tales are AR)
Henry David Thoreau – Walden - 21 pts.,
Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage - 8 pts.
Booker T. Washington - Up From Slavery - 13 pts.
Theodore Dreiser - An American Tragedy - 65 pts.
Henry James - The Turn of the Screw - 10 pts.,
Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth - 6 pts., Ethan Frome - 6 pts., The Age of Innocence 19pts.
 

American Literature after 1910
Fiction

Willa Cather - My Antonia - 14 pts.
William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury - 14 pts,
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby - 8 pts., Tender is the Night - 20 pts.
Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea - 4 pts., A Farewell to Arms - 13 pts.
Sinclair Lewis - Main Street - 30 pts.
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath - 25 pts.
Richard Wright - Native Son - 24 pts.
James Baldwin - Go Tell It on the Mountain - 13 pts.
Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man - 30 pts.
Ken Kesey - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - 18 pts.
Alice Walker - The Color Purple - 9 pts.
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes were Watching God - 10 pts.
Robert Penn Warren - All the King's Men - 36 pts.
Jack London - Sea Wolf - 18 pts.
Thorton Wilder - Our Town - 3 pts.
Tennessee Williams - The Glass Menagerie - 3 pts., A Streetcar Named Desire - 4 pts.
Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun - 6 pts.
Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding - 9 pts.
Arthur Miller - The Death of a Salesman – 5 pts., The Crucible –5 pts.
 

Early British Literature

Beowulf – 5 pts.
William Shakespeare - Macbeth – 4 pts.,
Romeo and Juliet 10 pts. - , Hamlet – 7 pts., Othello 5 pts.,
Sir Walter Scott – Ivanhoe – 40 pts.
 

From the Romantics to the Modern

 

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 17 pts.
William Thackery - Vanity Fair – 66 pts.
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre – 33 pts.
Bernard Shaw - Pygmalian – 6 pts.
Mary Shelly – Frankenstein – 17 pts.
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice – 27 pts.
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights – 23 pts.
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations – 35 pts., The Pickwick Papers – 60 pts.
D. H. Lawrence - Selected stories
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness – 10 pts., Lord Jim – 24 pts.
William Golding - The Lord of the Flies –9 pts.
H. G. Wells -The Time Machine-6 pts., The Invisible Man 9 pts., The War of the Worlds–11pts
 

Classical and World Literature

 

Homer - The Illiad – 25 pts. The Odyssey – 24 pts.
Hermann Hesse – Siddartha – 6 pts.
Victor Hugo - Les Misarables – 105 pts. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 38 pts.
Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote of the Mancha – 91 pts.
Albert Camus - The Stranger – 6 pts.
Ibsen - The Dolls House (play) 4 pts.
Alexander Dumas - The Three Musketeers – 42 pts.
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace 118 pts., Anna Karenina 69 pts.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment 40 pts.,
Boris Pasternak- Doctor Zhivago - 36 pts.
Alekandr Sozhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan – 8 pts.
Alan Paton - Cry, the beloved country – 14 pts.


 

 
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