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April 30th, 2004


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01:27 pm - From bean_drui
College Board's 101 Greatest Works of Literature
You are meant to bold the ones you've read, and italicize the ones you want to read.

Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights - I read 1/2 of it, but got an A on the test
Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales - About 3 of the tales
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness - 3 pages, aced the test
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment - 2/3, got bored
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers 17 pages
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby None, but I got an A on the test
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust - exerpts of the last chapter
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
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 - Skimmed through it looking for Eris' name
Homer - The Odyssey - A highly abridged version, and the Nekia from it
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw What a horrid book!
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird Reasonably sure I read this one. Regardless, I got an A on the test.
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild - My mother read part of it to me, and I saw the movie. Does that count?
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible - unfortunately.
Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales - Uh, which ones?
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front - No, but I aced that test, too
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet - Gods no!
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth - The only good thing Shakespeare ever wrote.
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream - One act, I think, aced the test.
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet - Couldn't pay me.
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein - 31 pages. Passed the tests, failed the class because I wasn't an atheist.
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 - 4 chapters. Tried, failed.
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island - 1 page
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels saw the made-for-TV movie, aced the test.
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace - I got to the boring part. Must have taken about 60 pages or so.
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Dunno how much I read, but I aced this test somehow.
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - George Bergeron - Um, only if that should be Harrison Bergeron. . .
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
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


Okay. So who has a new opinion of me now that they see that I've read about 11 out of 100? And what about the fact that I didn't italicize a single one?
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From:capriciouslass
Date:May 1st, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
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I find it amusing that there are so many that you only read bits of.
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From:chronarchy
Date:May 3rd, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
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Yeah. I get bored with things after a while, sometimes :)

Problem is, they assign stuff to me in classes, and I never want to read them. The trick to getting me to read great books is to never assign them.
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From:capriciouslass
Date:May 3rd, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
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My son has the same problem. He loves the Goosebumps books, but the minute you tell him that it's a book for his book report he won't read it. Argh!

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