The College Board's "101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers"

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This list is in alphabetical order by author’s name.

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  1. 2.
    A Death in the Family
    by James Agee

  2. 3.
    Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics)
    by Jane Austen

  3. 4.
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (Modern Library)
    by James Baldwin

  4. 5.
    by Samuel Beckett

  5. 6.
    The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)
    by Saul Bellow

  6. 7.
    Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
    by Charlotte Brontë

  7. 8.
    Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions)
    by Emily Brontë

  8. 9.
    The Stranger (Everyman's Library)
    by Albert Camus

  9. 10.
    Death Comes for the Archbishop (Virago Modern Classics)
    by Willa Cather

  10. 11.
    Don Quixote
    by Miguel De Cervantes

  11. 12.
    The Canterbury Tales
    by Geoffrey Chaucer

  12. 13.
    The Cherry Orchard (Methuen Drama)
    by Anton Chekhov

  13. 14.
    The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions)
    by Kate Chopin

  14. 15.
    Heart of Darkness
    by Joseph Conrad

  15. 16.
    The Last of the Mohicans (Oxford World's Classics)
    by James Fenimore Cooper

  16. 17.
    The Red Badge of Courage
    by Stephen Crane

  17. 18.
    Inferno (Modern Library Classics)
    by Dante

  18. 19.
    Robinson Crusoe (Modern Library Classics)
    by Daniel Defoe

  19. 20.
    A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  20. 21.
    Crime and Punishment (Enriched Classics)
    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  21. 22.
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    by Frederick Douglass

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  23. 24.
    The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics)
    by Alexandre Dumas pÃ

  24. 25.
    The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Classics)
    by George Eliot

  25. 26.
    Invisible Man
    by Ralph Ellison

  26. 27.
    Selected Essays (Penguin Classics)
    by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  27. 28.
    As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  28. 29.
    The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  29. 30.
    Tom Jones (Modern Library Classics)
    by Henry Fielding

  30. 31.
    The Great Gatsby
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  31. 32.
    Madame Bovary (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Gustave Flaubert

  32. 33.
    The Good Soldier (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Ford Madox Ford

  33. 34.
    Faust (Bantam Classics) (Part I) (English and German Edition)
    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  34. 35.
    Lord of the Flies (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
    by William Golding

  35. 36.
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
    by Thomas Hardy

  36. 37.
    The Scarlet Letter (Enriched Classics)
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  37. 38.
    by Joseph Heller

  38. 39.
    A Farewell To Arms
    by Ernest Hemingway

  39. 40.
    The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
    by Homer

  40. 41.
    The Odyssey
    by Homer

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  42. 43.
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    by Zora Neale Hurston

  43. 44.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  44. 45.
    A Doll's House - Literary Touchstone Edition
    by Henrik Ibsen

  45. 46.
    The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Popular Classics)
    by Henry James

  46. 47.
    The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Popular Classics)
    by Henry James

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  48. 49.
    The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics)
    by Franz Kafka

  49. 50.
    Woman Warrior
    by Maxine Hong Kingston

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Title is misleading — 1 year ago

This not simply “books” but mostly novels. I don’t see any works in other fields…

Unless one intends to be an English major, this list should be accompanied by works in history, science, etc.

broken - only 64 books — 5 years ago

whoever screwed with this list in the last week, please fix it and make exactly like the source list. there should be 101 books, not 64.

Fixed — 6 years ago

I just cleaned up this list. Removed a few duplicates and a couple that were not on the real list, and corrected a few that were the right title but wrong book.

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