M.A. Reading List: British Literature

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M.A. Reading List: British Literature

 

M.A. READING LIST

BRITISH LITERATURE

 

  1. Beowulf

 

  1. Geoffrey Chaucer:  The Canterbury Tales:  “General Prologue,” “Miller’s Tale,” “Pardoner’s Tale,” “Wife of Bath’s Tale”

 

  1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

  1. Everyman

 

  1. Sir Thomas Malory:  Morte Darthur (The Death of Arthur)

 

  1. Edmund Spenser:  The Faerie Queen, Book I; Book II, Canto 12; Book III, Canto 1

 

  1. Christopher Marlowe:  The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus

 

  1. William Shakespeare:  Sonnets:  Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest

 

  1. John Donne:  “Song” (“Go and catch a falling star”), “The Canonization,” “The Flea,” “A Valediction:  Forbidding Mourning,” “The Sun Rising”

 

  1. John Milton:  Paradise Lost, “Lycidas”

 

  1. Jonathan Swift:  Gulliver’s Travels, “A Modest Proposal”

 

  1. Alexander Pope:  Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock

 

  1. Robert Burns:  “Tam O’Shanter,” “Green Grow the Rushes,” “Willie Brewed a Peck O’Maut”

 

  1. William Blake:  “The Lamb,” “The Chimney Sweeper,” “The Tyger,” “London”

 

  1. William Wordsworth:  “Tintern Abbey,” “Ode:  Intimations of Immortality,” “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways,” “Composed on Westminster Bridge”

 

  1. Samuel Coleridge:  “Christabel,” “Dejection:  An Ode,” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Kubla Khan”

 

  1. Percy B. Shelley:  “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” “Ode to the West Wind”

 

  1. George Gordon Lord Byron:  Don Juan (Canto I)

 

  1. John Keats: “Ode to a Nightingale,” “To Autumn,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer”

 

  1. Alfred Lord Tennyson: “Ulysses,” “In Memorium A.H.H.,” “Tithonus,” “Lady of Shalott”

 

  1. Robert Browning: “Fra Lippo Lippi,” “Andrea del Sarto,” “My Last Duchess,” “The Bishop Orders His Tomb”

 

  1. Matthew Arnold: “Dover Beach”

 

  1. Henry Fielding:  Joseph Andrews

 

  1. Jane Austen:  Emma

 

  1. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

 

  1. Charlotte Brontë:  Jane Eyre

 

  1. Charles Dickens:  Bleak House

 

  1. George Eliot:   Middlemarch

 

  1. Thomas Hardy:  Far From the Madding Crowd

 

  1. Joseph Conrad:  Heart of Darkness

 

  1. William Butler Yeats:  “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Leda and the Swan,” “The Second Coming”

 

  1. E.M. Forster:  A Passage to India

 

  1. Virginia Wolf:  To the Lighthouse

 

  1. James Joyce:  Dubliners

 

  1. Dylan Thomas:  “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”

 

  1. John Fowles:  The French Lieutenant’s Woman

 

  1. Seamus Heaney:  “Digging,” “Punishment,” “Postscript”

 

  1. Julian Barnes:  Flaubert’s Parrot

 

  1. Ted Hughes:  “Pike,” “The Thought-Fox”

 

  1. A.S. Byatt:  Possession