Pre-College Reading

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This list of the 100 works most frequently recommended by colleges and universities is compiled from the pre-college reading lists, freshman syllabi, and core programs.

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  1. 1.
    Pride and Prejudice
    by Jane Austen

  2. 2.
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by James Baldwin

  3. 3.
    Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)
    by Saul Bellow

  4. 4.
    Jane Eyre.
    by Charlotte Bronte

  5. 5.
    Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions)
    by Emily Brontë

  6. 6.
    The Stranger
    by Albert Camus (Tr. Matthew Ward)

  7. 8.
    My Antonia
    by Willa Cather

  8. 9.
    Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)
    by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  9. 10.
    The Awakening (A Women's Press Classic)
    by Kate Chopin

  10. 11.
    Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Editions)
    by Joseph Conrad

  11. 12.
    The Red Badge of Courage
    by Stephen Crane

  12. 13.
    Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Classics)
    by Daniel Defoe

  13. 14.
    Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Charles Dickens

  14. 15.
    Crime and Punishment (Signet Classics)
    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  15. 16.
    The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Classics)
    by George Eliot

  16. 17.
    Invisible Man: A Novel
    by Ralph Ellison

  17. 18.
    The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  18. 19.
    Tom Jones (Modern Library Classics)
    by Henry Fielding

  19. 20.
    The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics)
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  20. 21.
    Madame Bovary (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Gustave Flaubert

  21. 22.
    A Passage to India (Penguin Classics)
    by E. M. Forster

  22. 23.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  23. 24.
    Lord of the Flies (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
    by William Golding

  24. 25.
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Thomas Hardy

  25. 26.
    The Scarlet Letter (Modern Library Classics)
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  26. 27.
    A Farewell to Arms
    by Ernest Hemingway

  27. 28.
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    by Zora Neale Hurston

  28. 29.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  29. 30.
    The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Popular Classics)
    by Henry James

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  31. 32.
    The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
    by Franz Kafka

  32. 33.
    Sons and Lovers (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by D H Lawrence

  33. 34.
    Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Sinclair Lewis

  34. 35.
    The Assistant
    by Bernard Malamud

  35. 36.
    Death in Venice
    by Thomas Mann

  36. 37.
    Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Modern Library Classics)
    by Herman Melville

  37. 38.
    Sula (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Toni Morrison

  38. 39.
    A Good Man is Hard to Find (A Women's Press classic)
    by Flannery O'Connor

  39. 41.
    Animal Farm: Centennial Edition
    by George Orwell

  40. 42.
    Cry, the Beloved Country
    by Alan Paton

  41. 43.
    Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
    by Edgar Allan Poe

  42. 44.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J. D. Salinger

  43. 45.
    Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)
    by Walter Scott

  44. 46.
    Frankenstein (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Mary Shelley

  45. 47.
    The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

  46. 48.
    Gulliver's Travels (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Jonathan Swift

  47. 49.
    Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)
    by William Makepeace Thackeray

  48. 50.
    War & Peace (Konemann Classics)
    by Leo Tolstoy

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Created by spirit11 on Jan 12, 2007.


Untitled — 4 years ago

I’m not quite sure how to take the fact that I’ve got an English degree and I’ve only read 25% of this stuff.

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