April 30th, 2004
|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.
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?
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Math Suks", -JB
I find it amusing that there are so many that you only read bits of.
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.
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!