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for Advanced Placement® English Literature Exams, 1970-2022*

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A

Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (76, 00, 10, 12)
Adam Bede by George Eliot (06)
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow (13)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (80, 82, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11, 13)
The Aeneid by Virgil (06, 18)
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier (00)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (97, 02, 03, 08, 12, 14)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (19)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (00, 04, 08, 18)
All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki (21)
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (00, 02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 11)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (18, 21)
All My Sons by Arthur Miller (85, 90)
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (95, 96, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 13)
America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan (95)
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (81, 82, 95, 03)
American Pastoral by Philip Roth (09)
The American by Henry James (05, 10)
Angels in America by Tony Kushnet (09)
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (10)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (80, 91, 99, 03, 04, 06, 08, 09, 16)
Another Country by James Baldwin (95, 10, 12)
Antigone by Sophocles (79, 80, 90, 94, 99, 03, 05, 09, 11, 14, 19)
Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (80, 91)
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler (94)
Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer (76)
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (78, 89, 90, 94, 01, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (92, 05. 06, 10, 16)
Atonement by Ian McEwan (07, 11, 13, 16)
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (02, 05)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 02, 07, 09, 11, 14, 19, 21)

B

“The Bear” by William Faulkner (94. 06)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (90, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21)
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul (03, 15)
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (89)
Beowulf (18)
Billy Budd by Herman Melville (79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08, 15)
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter (89, 97)
Black Boy by Richard Wright (06, 08, 13, 15)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (94, 00, 04, 09, 10)
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (94, 96, 97, 99, 04, 05, 06, 08)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (07, 11, 16)
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (95, 08, 09, 19, 22)
Bone: A Novel by Fae M. Ng (03)
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (06, 07, 11, 16)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (89, 05, 09, 10, 17, 19)
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (13)
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (12, 19)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (19)
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (79, 22)
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos (09)
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevski (90, 08)
Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall (13, 21)
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (16)

C

Candida by George Bernard Shaw (80)
Candide by Voltaire (80, 86, 87, 91, 95, 96, 04, 06, 10, 19)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (06)
The Caretaker by Harold Pinter (85)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (82, 85, 87, 89, 94, 01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 11, 15, 16, 22)
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (01, 08, 11, 13, 19)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (00)
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood (94, 08, 09, 13, 15)
The Centaur by John Updike (81)
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (94, 96, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 09, 12)
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (77, 06, 07, 09, 10)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok (08, 13)
Cider House Rules by John Irving (13)
“Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau (76)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (06, 08)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 05, 08, 09, 12, 13, 16)
Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje (01)
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (09)
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett (10)
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (85, 87, 91, 95, 96, 07, 09)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski (76, 79, 80, 82, 88, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 10, 11, 16, 18)
“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine (76)
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy (09)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller (71, 83, 86, 89, 04, 05, 09, 14, 15, 16)

D

Daisy Miller by Henry James (97, 03, 12)
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (01)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (78, 83, 06, 13)
“The Dead” by James Joyce (97)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (86)
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (18)
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (86, 88, 94, 03, 04, 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21)
Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty (97)
Desire under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill (81)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (97)
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (22)
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (06)
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence (95)
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (79, 86, 99, 04, 11)
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (10)
A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen (83, 87, 88, 95, 05, 09, 16)
The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnot (91)
Dominicana: A Novel by Angie Cruz (22)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (01, 04, 06, 08, 19)
The Dragon Can't Dance by Earl Lovelace (22)
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (03)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (17, 18)
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones (03, 06)

E

East of Eden by John Steinbeck (06, 22)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (21)
Emma by Jane Austen (96, 08, 11)
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (76, 80, 87, 99, 01, 07)
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (17)
Equus by Peter Shaffer (92, 99, 00, 01, 08, 09)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (80, 85, 03, 05, 06, 07, 14)
The Eumenides by Aeschylus (in The Orestia) (96)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (16)

F

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (22)
The Fall by Albert Camus (81)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (99, 04, 09)
The Father by August Strindberg (01)
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (90)
Faust by Johann Goethe (02)
The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton (76)
Fences by August Wilson  (02, 05, 09, 10, 21)
Fifth Business by Robertson Davis (00)
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (03, 07)
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (07)
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (03, 06)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (89, 00, 03, 06, 08, 15, 17, 18)
A Free Life: A Novel by Ha Jin (10)

G

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines (00, 11)
Germinal by Emile Zola (09)
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee (04, 05, 15, 19)
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (00, 04)
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (71, 90, 94, 97, 99, 02, 08, 09, 10, 12)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (10, 11, 13, 21)
Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien (01, 06, 10)
The Golden Bowl by Henry James (09)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (18)
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford (00, 11)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (95, 03, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (79, 80, 88, 89, 92, 95, 96, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (82, 83, 88, 91, 92, 97, 00, 02, 04, 05, 07, 10, 16)
Grendel by John Gardner (17)
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (83, 88, 90, 05, 09)
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (87, 89, 01, 04, 06, 09)

H

The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill (89, 09)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (88, 94, 97, 99, 00, 16)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (03, 09, 19)
Hard Times by Charles Dickens (87, 90, 09)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (21)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (71, 76, 91, 94, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18)
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (71)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (79, 92, 00, 02, 03, 05)
Henry IV, Parts I and II by William Shakespeare (80, 90, 08)
Henry V by William Shakespeare (02)
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes (08)
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter (78, 90)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (18, 21)
Home to Harlem by Claude McKay (10)
Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in Massachusetts by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (22)
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipul (10, 21)
House Made of Dawn by N Scott Momaday (95, 06, 09)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (04, 07, 10, 19, 21)
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (89, 21)
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (22)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (08, 10, 13, 21)
Housekeeping: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (21)
Howard’s End by E. M. Forster (21
The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea (22) )

I

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (22)
The Iliad by Homer (80, 17, 18)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (06, 17, 19)
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (10, 22)
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien (00, 16)
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (05)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (76, 77, 78, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22)

J

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (78, 79, 80, 88, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 00, 05, 07, 08. 10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22)
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (99, 10, 13)
J.B. by Archibald MacLeish (81, 94)
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson (00)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (97, 03, 13)
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding (99)
The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta (13)
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (71, 76, 80, 85, 87, 95, 09, 10, 16)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (82, 97, 07, 09)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (77, 78, 82, 88, 89, 90, 96, 09)

K

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (08)
Kindred by Octavia Butler (18, 21)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (77, 78, 82, 88, 89, 90, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (07, 08, 09, 15, 16, 22)

L

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde (09)
Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (15)
A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines (99, 11)
Letters from an American Farmer by St. John de Crèvecœur (76)
Light in August by William Faulkner (71, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 95, 99, 03, 06, 11, 17)
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor (14)
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman (85, 90, 10)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (08)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (19)
Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill (90, 03, 07)
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe (10)
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (77, 78, 82, 86, 00, 03, 07)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (85, 08, 15)
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (89)
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (95, 22)
“Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot (85)
Lysistrata by Aristophanes (87)

M

Macbeth by William Shakespeare (83, 99, 03, 05, 09, 17)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (80, 85, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 16, 18)
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane (12)
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (87, 09)
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw (79, 96, 04, 07, 09, 11)
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor (18)
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (81, 18)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (03, 06, 15)
Master Harold...and the Boys by Athol Fugard (03, 08, 09)
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (94, 99, 00, 02, 07, 10, 11, 17)
M. Butterfly by David Henry Wang (95, 11, 12, 16)
Medea by Euripides (82, 92, 95, 01, 03, 11, 15)
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (97, 08)
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (09, 14, 16)
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (85, 91, 95, 02, 03, 11, 15)
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (78, 89, 17, 18)
Middlemarch by George Eliot (95, 04, 05, 07, 17)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (16)
Middle Passage by V. S. Naipaul (06)
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (18)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (06, 12)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (90, 92, 04, 19, 22)
The Misanthrope byMoliere (08)
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West (89)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 89, 94, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09)
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe (76, 77, 86, 87, 95, 09)
Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao (00, 03)
The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie (07)
Mother Courage and Her Children by Berthold Brecht (85, 87, 06)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (94, 97, 04, 05, 07, 11, 21)
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw (87, 90, 95, 02, 09)
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (97, 14, 16)
Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot (76, 80, 85, 95, 07, 11)
“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning (85)
My Ántonia by Willa Cather (03, 08, 10, 12, 19)
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (03)

N

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (09, 10, 13)
Native Son by Richard Wright (79, 82, 85, 87, 95, 01, 04, 09, 11, 12, 19, 21, 22)
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee (99, 03, 07, 08)
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (21)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (09, 10, 16, 21)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (22)
Night by Elie Weisel (15)
1984 by George Orwell (87, 94, 09, 22)
Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler (14)
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (17)
No Exit by John Paul Sartre (86, 12)
No-No Boy by John Okada (95)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (21)
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevski (89)

O

Obasan by Joy Kogawa (94, 95, 04, 05, 06, 07)
The Octopus by Frank Norris (09)
The Odyssey by Homer (86, 06, 10, 15, 17, 19)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (77, 85, 88, 00, 03, 04, 11, 17)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (01)
Old School by Tobias Wolff (08)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (09, 15)
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (22)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (05)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (01, 12, 15)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (89, 04, 12)
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee (22)
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (06)
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty (94)
The Orestia by Aeschylus (90)
Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf (04, 17)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (12, 14, 16, 17)
Othello by William Shakespeare (79, 85, 88, 92, 95, 03, 04, 07, 11, 14, 15, 16, 22)
The Other by Thomas Tryon (10)
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (90)
Our Town by Thornton Wilder (86, 97, 09)
Out of Africa by Isaak Dinesen (06)

P

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (01)
Pamela by Samuel Richardson (86)
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (22)
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster (71, 77, 78, 88, 91, 92, 07, 09, 12, 18, 22)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (85, 86, 10)
Passing by Nella Larsen (11, 21)
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (06)
Père Goriot by Honore de Balzac (02)
Persuasion by Jane Austen (90, 05, 07)
Phaedre by Jean Racine (92, 03)
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson (96, 99, 07, 08, 10, 12)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (02, 16, 18)
The Plague by Albert Camus (02, 09, 12)
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (17)
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov (97)
Pocho by Jose Antonio Villareal (02, 08)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (10, 11, 12, 14)
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (88, 92, 96, 03, 05, 07, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (76, 77, 80, 86, 88, 96, 99, 04, 05, 08, 09, 10, 11, 13)
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene (95)
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (18)
Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall (96)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (09, 14, 17)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (83, 88, 92, 97, 08, 11, 12, 16, 22)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (90, 08)
The Professor’s House by Willa Cather (21)
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (13, 22)
Push by Sapphire (07)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (03, 05, 08)

R

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow (03, 07)
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (87, 90, 94, 96, 99, 07, 09, 12, 14, 18, 21, 22)
The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope (81)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (08, 15)
Redburn by Herman Melville (87)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (00, 03, 11, 21)
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie (08, 09)
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (07, 18)
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco (09)
Richard III by William Shakespeare (79)
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean (08)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (10)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (10, 22)
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (76)
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster (03)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (90, 92, 97, 08)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (81, 94, 00, 04, 05, 06, 10, 11)
The Round House by Louise Erdrich (21)

S

Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (95)
The Sandbox by Edward Albee (71)
Saturday by Ian McEwan (21)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (71, 77, 78, 83, 88, 91, 99, 02, 04, 05, 06, 11, 14, 15, 22)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (21)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (13)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (21)
Sent for You Yesterday by John E. Wideman (03)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (82, 07, 13)
Set This House on Fire by William Styron (11)
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (97)
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (13)
Silas Marner by George Eliot (02)
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward (21)
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (87, 02, 04, 09, 10, 15)
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (10)
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (91, 04)
A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller (11)
Snow by Orhan Pamuk (09)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (00, 10, 12)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (16)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (81, 88, 96, 00, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10, 13)
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence (77, 90)
Sophie's Choice by William Styron (09, 15)
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (13)
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (77, 86, 97, 01, 07, 08, 13, 19)
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (96, 04)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (11, 13)
The Stranger by Albert Camus (79, 82, 86, 04, 11)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (91, 92, 01, 04, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 14)
The Street by Ann Petry (07)
Sula by Toni Morrison (92, 97, 02, 04, 07, 08, 10, 12)
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood (05, 11)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (85, 91, 95, 96, 04, 05, 12, 19)
Sweat by Lynn Nottage (22)

T

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (82, 91, 04, 08, 14)
Tartuffe by Moliere (87)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare (71, 78, 96, 03, 05, 07, 10, 18, 19)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (82, 91, 03, 06, 07, 12, 14, 15)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston (88, 90, 91, 96. 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 22)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (91, 97, 03, 09, 10, 11, 14, 18)
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (04, 09)
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (06, 11, 14)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (11, 13)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (08, 09, 11, 13, 15, 19)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (77, 86, 88, 08, 18)
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (90, 00, 06, 08, 17)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (13)
The Trial by Franz Kafka (88, 89, 00, 11)
Trifles by Susan Glaspell (00)
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (86)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (92, 94, 00, 02, 04, 08)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (85, 94, 96, 11, 16, 17)
Typical American by Gish Jen (02, 03, 05)

U

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (87, 09)
U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos (09)

V

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (22)
The Vicar of Wakefield
by Oliver Goldsmith (06)
Victory by Joseph Conrad (83)
Volpone by Ben Jonson (83)

W

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (77, 85, 86, 89, 94, 01, 09, 12, 17)
The Warden by Anthony Trollope (96)
Washington Square by Henry James (90)
The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot (81)
Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman (87)
The Way of the World by William Congreve (71)
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (06)
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (07)
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (12, 19)
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (22)
Who Has Seen the Wind? by W. O. Mitchell (11)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (88, 94, 00, 04, 07, 11, 15, 16)
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (89, 92, 05, 07, 08)
The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen (78)
Winter in the Blood by James Welch (95)
Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (82, 89, 95, 06)
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor (82, 89, 95, 09, 10)
Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (91, 08, 13)
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor (09, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (71, 77, 78, 79, 83, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 99, 01, 06, 07, 08, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 22)

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris (16)

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee (82, 01)
Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez (95)

 

Most Frequently Cited Titles, 1970-2021

30 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
24 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
23 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
19 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
18 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski; King Lear by William Shakespeare
15 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Beloved by Toni Morrison; Catch-22 by Joseph Heller;
Moby Dick by Herman Melville; The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston
14  The Awakening by Kate Chopin; Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
13 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Native Son by Richard Wright; Othello by William Shakespeare
12 Billy Budd by Herman Melville; Light in August by William Faulkner
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James; A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
11 Antigone by Sophocles; Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko; The Color Purple by Alice Walker;
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
10 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams;
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster; Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison; A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
9 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy; Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen;
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe; Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
8 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy; Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya;
Candide by Voltaire; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; The Jungle by Upton Sinclair;
Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard;
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner; Sula by Toni Morrison; The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway;
The Tempest by William Shakespeare; Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
7 A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen; All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Cry, The Beloved Country
by Alan Paton; Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad; Medea by Euripides;
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
6  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen; Equus by Peter Shaffer;
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift; Hamlet by William Shakespeare; Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen;
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; Macbeth by William Shakespeare; Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw;
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe; Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot; Obasan by Joy Kogawa; The Odyssey by Homer;
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee;
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; The Turn of the Screw by Henry James; The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
5 Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Bleak House by Charles Dickens; The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison;
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Slinger; The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov; Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe;
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes; Fences by August Wilson; Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin;
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton; Middlemarch by George Eliot; The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot;
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw; My Ántonia by Willa Cather; Tom Jones by Henry Fielding;
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf; Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys; Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

 

Shakespeare All Plays Total = 92
 
Classical Greek &
Roman Literature = 36

2 Anthony and Cleopatra
5 As You Like It
6 Hamlet
3 Henry IV, Parts I and II
4 Julius Caesar
19 King Lear
6 Macbeth
7 Merchant of Venice
2 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
3 Much Ado About Nothing
13 Othello
1 Richard III
4 Romeo and Juliet
9 The Tempest
6 Twelfth Night
4 A Winter’s Tale

 

 

1 The Aeneid by Virgil
10 Antigone by Sophocles
1 The Eumenides by Aeschylus
3 The Iliad by HOmer
1 Lysistrata by Aristophanes
7 Medea by Euripides
4 The Odyssey by Homer
8 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
1 The Orestia by Aeschylus

 

 

 

 

 

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