Sunday, 13 September 2015

Recommended reading

Classics

Oedipus the King, Sophocles
The Oresteia, Aeschylus
The Iliad, Homer
The Odyssey, Homer
The Aeneid, Virgil

Pre-19th century novels

The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan
Gulliver's Travels, Swift

19th century novels

Pride and Prejudice, Austen
Emma, Austen
David Copperfield, Dickens
Bleak House, Dickens
Vanity Fair, Thackeray
Jane Eyre, C Bronte
Wuthering Heights, E Bronte
The Mill on the Floss, Eliot
Middlemarch, Eliot
The Warden, Trollope
The Mayor of Casterbridge, Hardy
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy

20th century novels

The Heart of Darkness, Conrad
Nostromo, Conrad
Sons and Lovers, Lawrence
The Rainbow, Lawrence
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce
Ulysses, Joyce
To the Lighthouse, Woolf
Mrs Dalloway, Woolf
Animal Farm, Orwell
Brideshead Revisited, Waugh
Brighton Rock, Greene
Lord of the Flies, Golding

European novels

Don Quixote, Cervantes
Old Goriot, Balzac
Cousin Bette, Balzac
Madame Bovary, Flaubert
Germinal, Zola
The Outsider, Camus
Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky
Anna Karenina, Tolstoy
War and Peace, Tolstoy
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Solzhenitsyn
The Name of the Rose, Eco

Poetry

The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer
The Sonnets, Shakespeare
Paradise Lost, Milton
Collected Poems, John Donne
The Rape of the Lock, Pope
Songs of Innocence and Experience, William Blake
The Prelude, Wordsworth
Collected Poems, Keats
Collected Poems, Thomas Hardy
Collected Poems, WB Yeats
Prufrock and Other Observations, TS Eliot
The Waste Land, TS Eliot
Collected Poems, Betjeman
The Less Deceived, Larkin

European poetry

The Divine Poetry, Dante
Les Fleurs du Mal, Baudelaire

Plays

King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Henry V, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Shakespeare
Dr Faustus, Marlowe
The School for Scandal, R.B.Sheridan
The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde
Pygmalion, Shaw
Waiting for Godot, Beckett
Under Milk Wood, Thomas
The Crucible, Miller
The Death of a Salesman, Miller
The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Shaffer
Amadeus, Shaffer

European plays

Uncle Vanya, Chekhov
The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov
A Doll's House, Ibsen
Ghosts, Ibsen
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Brecht

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