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Great Books

It's a good idea to talk to your parents, librarians, teachers, and counselor about your reading list. They can help you choose the best books for you from among your many options.

A

Achebe, Chinua : Things Fall Apart | Agee, James : A Death in the Family | Austen, Jane : Pride and Prejudice.

B

Baldwin, James : Go Tell It on the Mountain | Beckett, Samuel : Waiting for Godot | Bellow, Saul : The Adventures of Augie March | Bronte, Charlotte : Jane Eyre Bronte, Emily : Wuthering Heights.

C

Camus, Albert : The Stranger | Cather, Willa : Death Comes for the Archbishop | Chaucer, Geoffrey : The Canterbury Tales | 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.

D

Dante : Inferno | de Cervantes, Miguel : Don Quixote | Defoe, Daniel : Robinson Crusoe | Dickens, Charles : A Tale of Two Cities | Dostoyevsky, Fyodor : Crime and Punishment Narrative of the Life of Frederick | Douglass, Frederick : Douglass | Dreiser, Theodore : An American Tragedy | Dumas, Alexandre : The Three Musketeers.

E

Eliot, George : The Mill on the Floss | Ellison, Ralph : Invisible Man | Emerson, Ralph Waldo : Selected Essays

F

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

G

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von : Faust | Golding, William : Lord of the Flies

H

Hardy, Thomas : Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Hawthorne, Nathaniel : The Scarlet Letter | Heller, Joseph : Catch 22 | Hemingway, Ernest : A Farewell to Arms | Homer : The Iliad | Homer : The Odyssey | Hugo, Victor : The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Hurston, Zora Neale : Their Eyes Were Watching God | Huxley, Aldous : Brave New World

I

Ibsen, Henrik : A Doll's House

J

James, Henry : The Portrait of a Lady | James, Henry : The Turn of the Screw | Joyce, James : A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

K

Kafka, Franz : The Metamorphosis | Kingston, Maxine Hong : The Woman Warrior

L

Lee, Harper : To Kill a Mockingbird | Lewis, Sinclair : Babbitt | London, Jack : The Call of the Wild |

M

Mann, Thomas : The Magic Mountain | Marquez, Gabriel GarcĂ­a : One Hundred Years of Solitude | Melville, Herman : Bartleby the Scrivener | Melville, Herman : Moby Dick | Miller, Arthur : The Crucible | Morrison, Toni : Beloved

O

O'Connor, Flannery : A Good Man is Hard to Find | O'Neill, Eugene : Long Day's Journey into Night | Orwell, George : Animal Farm

P

Pasternak, Boris : Doctor Zhivago | Plath, Sylvia : The Bell Jar | Poe, Edgar Allan :Selected Tales | Proust, Marcel :Swann's Way | Pynchon, Thomas :The Crying of Lot 49

R

Remarque, Erich Maria : All Quiet on the Western Front | Rostand, Edmond : Cyrano de Bergerac | Roth, Henry :Call It Sleep

S

Salinger, J.D. : The Catcher in the Rye | Shakespeare, William : Hamlet | Shakespeare, William :Macbeth | Shakespeare, William :A Midsummer Night's Dream | Shakespeare, William :Romeo and Juliet | 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 |

T

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

V

Voltaire : Candide | Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. :Slaughterhouse-Five

W

Voltaire : Candide | Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. :Slaughterhouse-Five | 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