Mrs. Slender Fair Lawn High School English 12AP

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Mrs. Slender

Fair Lawn High School
English 12AP


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Course Description

The AP Literature and Composition course is a college/university level course that will concentrate on diverse genres of world literature from the sixteenth century to the contemporary period. The course culminates with the taking of the AP Literature exam in May with the possibility of some college credit and the opting out of some college requirements.
The course will provide students with multiple opportunities to critically analyze and evaluate high-level readings and prepare writings. The concentration of content is the study of artistic use of complex language and the intertwining of genres through the study of literary terms.
Assessment of students’ progress will be through in-class and out-of-class writing assignments and content-quizzes on reading assignments. Test simulations of the AP test will be given as well.
During this course students will read approximately 8-10 novels, 3-4 plays and 50-75 poems (or more).

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY: I intend to treat you like college students—that is, to communicate with you as thoughtful scholars, and to value and respect your input and initiative. In return, I expect that you will have completed and given serious reflection to the assigned reading and writing before you walk into class, and that you will join actively in class discussion. I know I’m the teacher and you are the student, but in this class we are all learners.

Some frequently asked questions…..

What is the Advanced Placement Program?

The Advanced Placement Program, administered by The College Board of New York and taught at local high schools, allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Secondary schools and colleges cooperate in this program to give students the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam in May of each school year.


What are the advantages of my child taking an AP course?

The main advantage of taking an AP course is better preparation for college. It has been shown that students master in depth content at the college level more easily after completing AP courses in high school. Students also acquire sophisticated academic skills and increased self-confidence in preparation for college.



How does an AP class compare to other high school courses?

AP classes are more challenging and stimulating, but they take more time and require more work. AP classes require energetic, involved, and motivated students.

The content of AP courses is more sophisticated than that in typical high school honors courses.. Students who are not skilled in these areas must be even more highly motivated to make up deficiencies at the same time they are taking more rigorous courses. The earlier students prepare for AP or college courses by taking the most rigorous classes available, the more likely will be their success.

Will my child receive college credit?

The AP exams are given every year in May. Scores are reported to the colleges designated by the student and range from 1 (no recommendation) to 5 (extremely qualified). Each college determines the scores to be accepted for credit, but most consider a score of at least 3. Colleges may award three, and sometimes six, hours of credit per test. Students should contact individual colleges to find out about the policy of each.


Course Goals

1. To critically analyze literature and to understand the way writers use language to provide meaning

2. To consider structure, style, and themes as well as literary elements such as

figurative language, point of view, tone, diction, allusion, syntax, imagery, symbolism

3. To study representative works from various genres and time periods (from the sixteenth century through contemporary times.—poetry, prose, drama, short stories, film, TV, radio, music)

4. To apply literary theory to reading including but not limited to: classical/ancient, feminism, archetypal, cultural studies, psychoanalysis.

5. To consider how ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin, are reflected by literature

6. To reflect on the writing revision process

7. To become a more effective communicator and thinker about reading, writing, speaking and listening

In addition to preparation for the AP exam, students will also work on their college essay applications.

Objectives


  1. Students will have daily reading assignments

  2. Students will read one independent book for each “semester.”

  3. Writing will be done on a daily basis, with varying styles of essays assigned

  4. Examinations will be given throughout the year evaluating content, analytical approach, synthesis of material, and understanding of literary devices

  5. Essays will be written in a coherent manner, with careful attention to grammar, spelling and punctuation.


Grading
All grading will be based on points per assignment. Assignments and accompanying points will vary according to length. Consider the following assignments:
Poetry Presentations

Literary Research Paper

AP Essays / Response Papers

AP Simulated Quizzes and Full Tests


Material Requirements
Notebook

Pens/Pencils / Highlighters


Index Cards
Reading Record Cards - to be completed for each major work including summer reading

On an index card:

Title and author (date born, date died, where lived)

Publication date of work (original, not current edition)

Setting (time/place)

Brief plot synopsis

Theme(s) in one sentence

Characters (brief descriptions; identify protagonist and antagonist)

Major symbols or allusions

Distinguishing characteristics of the work

Student’s personal response to the content and style of the work

Late Work

This is a college-level course. Be prepared for rigid grading penalties. However, I am not inflexible. If you believe I have not allotted enough time to complete an assignment, the time to speak with me is before the assignment is due, preferably before or after class. All late work will receive 50% credit but no work will be accepted after it is more than a week late.


Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty (which includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, fabrication, deception, cheating, or sabotage) will not be tolerated. Results of academic dishonesty may include a failing grade on the work in question, requiring the work to be redone for no credit, parent conference, or a referral. The easy way to avoid this is to do your own work and cite your sources.



Types of Writing

  • Response Essays

  • Literary Analysis Essays

  • Literary Research Paper

  • AP Free Response Essay

  • Creative Writing

Discussions/Presentations

  • Socratic Seminars

  • Weekly Poetry Presentations

Activities to Reach Objectives

Each novel with either be taught as a stand-alone work, or within a thematic unit. We will focus heavily on theme as this approach is most often used by the College Board when formulating their free response essay prompts.

Some of the texts that will be discussed: Jane Eyre, As I Lay Dying, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Handmaid’s Tale, Heart of Darkness, The Awakening and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The AP Test Breakdown:

AP Test

3 hours
2 parts

Multiple Choice – 45%
Free Response – 55%

Section I

50-55 Multiple Choice Questions – 60 minutes



Section II

3 Essays – 120 minutes


http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_englit.html

101 Great Books


Recommended for College-Bound Readers

Author

Title

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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

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

Dante

Inferno

de Cervantes, Miguel

Don Quixote

Defoe, Daniel

Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles

A Tale of Two Cities

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Crime and Punishment

Douglass, Frederick


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Dreiser, Theodore

An American Tragedy

Dumas, Alexandre

The Three Musketeers

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

Flaubert, Gustave

Madame Bovary

Ford, Ford Madox


The Good Soldier

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Faust

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

Homer

The Odyssey

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

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

Lewis, Sinclair

Babbitt

London, Jack

The Call of the Wild

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

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

Proust, Marcel

Swann's Way

Pynchon, Thomas

The Crying of Lot 49

Remarque, Erich Maria

All Quiet on the Western Front

Rostand, Edmond


Cyrano de Bergerac

Roth, Henry

Call It Sleep

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

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

Voltaire

Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Slaughterhouse-Five


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



Drama

A, B, C
Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound)
Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Amiri Baraka (Dutchman)
Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)
Anton Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard)
William Congreve (The Way of the World)

G, H, I

Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer)
Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun)
Lillian Hellman (The Children's Hour, The Little Foxes)
David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly)

Henrik Ibsen (The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler)


M, O, P
Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman)
Moliere (The Misanthrope, Tartuffe)
Sean O'Casey (The Harvest Festival)
Eugene O'Neill (Long Day's Journey into Night, The Iceman Cometh)
Harold Pinter (Homecoming)
Luigi Pirandello (Six Characters in Search of an Author)

S, V, W
William Shakespeare (Hamlet, King Lear, Othello)
Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Rex)
Tom Stoppard (Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)
Luis Valdez (Zoot Suit)
Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie)
August Wilson (Fences)





Titles from Open Response Questions*
Updated from an original list by Norma J. Wilkerson.
Works referred to on the AP Literature exams since 1971 (specific years in parentheses)
Please note that only authors were recommended in early years, not specific titles..

A
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (76, 00, 10)
Adam Bede by George Eliot (06)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (80, 82, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 05, 06, 07, 08,11)
The Aeneid by Virgil (06)

Agnes of God by John Pielmeier (00)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (97, 02, 03, 08)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (00, 04, 08)
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (00, 02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 11)
All My Sons by Arthur Miller (85, 90)
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (95, 96, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11)
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, 07, 10)
Angels in America by Tony Kushner (09)
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (10)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (80, 91, 99, 03, 04, 06, 08, 09)
Another Country by James Baldwin (95, 10)
Antigone by Sophocles (79, 80, 90, 94, 99, 03, 05, 09, 11)
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)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (92 05, 06, 10)
Atonement by Ian McEwan (07, 11)

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, 04, 07, 09, 11)

B
“The Bear” by William Faulkner (94, 06)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (90, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11)
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul (03)
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (89)
Billy Budd by Herman Melville (79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08)
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter (89, 97)
Black Boy by Richard Wright (06, 08)
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)
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (95, 08, 09)
Bone: A Novel by Fae M. Ng (03)
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (06, 07, 11)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (89, 05, 09, 10)
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (79)
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos (09)
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevski (90, 08)

C
Candida by George Bernard Shaw (80)
Candide by Voltaire (80, 86, 87, 91, 95, 96, 04, 06, 10)

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)
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (01, 08, 11)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (00)
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood (94, 08, 09)
The Centaur by John Updike (81)
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (94, 96, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 09)
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (71, 77, 06, 07, 09, 10)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok (08)
“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)
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)
“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine (76)
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy (09)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller (71, 83, 86, 89, 04, 05, 09)

D

Daisy Miller by Henry James (97, 03)
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (01)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (78, 83, 06)
“The Dead” by James Joyce (97)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (86)
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (86, 88, 94, 03, 04, 05, 07)
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 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’s House by Henrik Ibsen (71, 83, 87, 88, 95, 05, 09)
The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnot (91)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (01, 04, 06, 08)
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (03)
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones (03, 06)

E
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (06)
Emma by Jane Austen (96, 08)
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (76, 80, 87, 99, 01, 07)

Equus by Peter Shaffer (92, 99, 00, 01, 08, 09)

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (80, 85, 03, 05, 06, 07)
The Eumenides by Aeschylus (in The Orestia) (96)

F
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, 03)
The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton (76)
Fences by August Wilson (02, 03, 05, 09, 10)
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (03)
Fifth Business by Robertson Davis (00, 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)
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)
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (00, 04)
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (71, 90, 94, 97, 99, 02, 08, 09, 10)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (10, 11)

Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien (01, 06, 10)

The Golden Bowl by Henry James (09)
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford (00, 11)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (95, 03, 06, 09, 10)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (79, 80, 88, 89, 92, 95, 96, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (82, 83, 88, 91, 92, 97, 00, 02, 04, 05, 07, 10)
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, 0994, 97, 99, 00)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (03, 09)
Hard Times by Charles Dickens (87, 90, 09)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (71, 76, 91, 94, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 10, 11)
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)
Home to Harlem by Claude McKay (10)
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipul (10)

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (95, 06, 09)

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (04, 07, 10)
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (89)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (08, 10)

I
The Iliad by Homer (80)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (06)
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (10)
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien (00)
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)

J
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (78, 79, 80, 88, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 00, 05, 07, 08, 10)
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (99, 10)
J.B. by Archibald MacLeish (81, 94)
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson (00, 04)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (97, 03)
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding (99)
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (71, 76, 80, 85, 87, 95, 04, 09, 10)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (82, 97, 05, 07, 09)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (77, 78, 82, 88, 89, 90, 96, 09)

K
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (08)

King Lear by William Shakespeare (77, 78, 82, 88, 89, 90, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10, 11)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (07, 08, 09)

L
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde (09)
A Lesson before Dying
by Ernest Gaines (99, 11)
Letters from an American Farmer by de Crevecoeur (76), 11)
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman (85, 90, 10)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (08)
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)
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (89)
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (95)
“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)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (80, 85, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10)
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (87, 09)
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw (79, 96, 04, 07, 09, 11)
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (81)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (03, 06)

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)
M. Butterfly by David Henry Wang (95, 11)
Medea by Euripides (82, 92, 95, 01, 03)
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (97, 08)
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (09)
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (85, 91, 95, 02, 03, 11)
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (78, 89)
Middlemarch by George Eliot (95, 04, 05, 07)
Middle Passage by V. S. Naipaul (06)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (06)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (90, 92, 04)
The Misanthrope by Moliere (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)
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw (87, 90, 95, 02, 09)

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (97)

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)
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (03)

N
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (09, 10)
Native Son
by Richard Wright (79, 82, 85, 87, 95, 01, 04, 09, 11)
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee (99, 03, 05, 07, 08)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (09, 10)
1984 by George Orwell (87, 94, 05, 09)
No Exit by John Paul Sartre (86)
No-No Boy by John Okada (95)
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevski (89)

O
Obasan by Joy Kogawa (94, 95, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10)
The Octopus by Frank Norris (09)
The Odyssey by Homer (86, 06, 10)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (77, 85, 88, 00, 03, 04, 11)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (01)
Old School by Tobia Wolff (08)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (09)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (05, 10)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (89, 04)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (01)

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)
Othello by William Shakespeare (79, 85, 88, 92, 95, 03, 04, 07, 11)
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)
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster (71, 77, 78, 88, 91, 92, 07, 09)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (85, 86, 10)
Passing by Nella Larsen (11)
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)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (02)
The Plague by Albert Camus (02, 09)
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov (97)

Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal (02, 08)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (10, 11)
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James ( 88, 92, 96, 03, 05, 07, 11)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (76, 77, 80, 86, 88, 96, 99, 04, 05, 08, 09, 10, 11)
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene (95)
Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall (96)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (09)
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen (83, 88, 92, 97, 08, 11)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (90, 08)
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)
The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope (81)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (08)
Redburn by Herman Melville (87)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (00, 03, 11)
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie (08, 09)
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (07)
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)
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)

S
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (95)
The Sandbox by Edward Albee (71)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (71, 77, 78, 83, 88, 91, 99, 02, 04, 05, 06, 11)
Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman (03)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (82, 07)
Set This House on Fire by William Styron (11)
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (97)
Silas Marner by George Eliot (02)
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (87, 02, 04, 09, 10)
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (10)
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (91, 04)
Snow by Orhan Pamuk (09)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (00, 10)
A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller (11)

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (81, 88, 96, 00, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10)

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence (77, 90)
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron (09)
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (77, 86, 97, 01, 07, 08)
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (96, 04)
The Story of Edgar sawtelle by David Wroblewski (11)
The Stranger by Albert Camus (79, 82, 86, 04)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (91, 92, 01, 04, 07, 08, 09, 1, 110)
The Street by Ann Petry (07)
Sula by Toni Morrison (92, 97, 02, 04, 07, 08, 10)
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood (05)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (85, 91, 95, 96, 04, 05)

T
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (82, 91, 04, 08)
Tarftuffe by Moliere (87)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare (71, 78, 96, 03, 05, 07, 10)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (82, 91, 03, 06, 07)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston (88, 90, 91, 96, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (91, 97, 03, 09, 10, 11)
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (04, 09)
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (06)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (11)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (08, 09, 11)

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (77, 86, 88, 08)
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (90, 00, 06, 08)
Tracks by Louise Erdrich (05)
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)
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
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)
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)

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)
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)
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor (09, 10)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (71,77, 78, 79, 83, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 99, 01, 06, 07, 08, 10)

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




 Most Frequently Cited 1970-2011

24 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison


19 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
16 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski
16 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
15 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
15 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
14 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
13 King Lear by William Shakespeare

12 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

12 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
12 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
12 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
11 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
11 Billy Budd by Herman Melville
11 Light in August by William Faulkner
11 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston
10 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
10 Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
9 Antigone by Sophocles
9 Beloved by Toni Morrison
9 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
9 Native Son by Richard Wright
9 Othello by William Shakespeare
9 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
9 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
8 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
8 Candide by Voltaire
8 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
8 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
8 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
8 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
7 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
7 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
7 The Crucible by Arthur Miller
7 Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
7 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
7 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
7 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
7 The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
7 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
7 Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
7 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
7 Sula by Toni Morrison
7 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
7 Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

6 A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

6 An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
6 Equus by Peter Shaffer
6 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
6 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
6 Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
6 Medea by Euripides
6 The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
6 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
6 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
6 Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
6 Obasan by Joy Kogawa
6 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
6 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
6 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
6 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
6 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
5 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
5 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chkhov
5 Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
5 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
5 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
5 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
5 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
5 Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
5 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
5 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
5 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
5 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
5 Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor


Shakespeare - All Plays Total = 74

2 Anthony and Cleopatra


4 As You Like It
5 Hamlet
3 Henry IV, Parts I and II
1 Henry V
4 Julius Caesar
14 King Lear
5 Macbeth

6 Merchant of Venice

1 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1 Much Ado About Nothing
9Othello
1 Richard III
4 Romeo and Juliet
7 The Tempest
4 Twelfth Night

4 Winter's Tale


 Classical Greek & Roman Literature = 29

1 The Aeneid by Virgil


9 Antigone by Sophocles
1 The Eumenides by Aeschylus
1 The Iliad by Homer
1 Lysistrata by Aristophanes
6 Medea by Euripides
3 The Odyssey by Homer
6 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
1 The Orestia by Aeschylus



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*Includes both Form A and Form B
No specific works were mentioned on some of the earliest exams and others listed authors, not titles.

Specific references from 1971 have been added.


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