Set Books: A History

I’ve been sharing the books I’m reading for fun, so I thought I’d share the list of books I’m reading for not-fun (or rather the books I am reading for academic purposes. Some of them have been reasonably fun.), and the progress I’ve made…

AA100- The Arts Past and Present

  • A World of Difference: an anthology of short stories from five continents (ed. Lynda Prescott)
  • The Faber book of Beasts (ed. Paul Muldoon)
  • Dr Faustus (by Christopher Marlowe)
  • The Burial at Thebes (by Seamus Heaney)

A150- Voices and Texts

  • Hard Times (by Charles Dickens)

A230- Reading and Studying Literature

  • Othello (by William Shakespeare)
  • The Duchess of Malfi (by John Webster)
  • The Sign of Four (by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Dancing at Lughnasa (by Brian Friel)
  • The Lonely Londoners (by Sam Selvon)
  • Candide (by Voltaire)
  • Oroonoko (by Aphra Benn)
  • The Emigrants (by WG Sebald)
  • Dubliners (by James Joyce)
  • Wuthering Heights (by Wuthering Heights)
  • The Confessions of an English Opium Eater (by Thomas de Quincey)
  • The Sandman (by ETA Hoffman)
  • A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, as Related by Himself.
  • The Beach of Falesa (by Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • Also, a selection of Langston Hughes & Claude McKay poetry which I LOVED.

AA316- The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Northanger Abbey (by Jane Austen)
  • Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte)
  • The Awakening (by Kate Chopin)
  • The Woman in White (by Wilkie Collins)
  • Dombey and Son (by Charles Dickens)
  • Middlemarch (by George Eliot)
  • Madame Bovary (by Gustave Flaubert)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by Thomas Hardy)
  • The Portrait of a Lady (by Henry James)
  • Germinal (by Emile Zola)
  • Dracula (by Bram Stoker)
  • Heart of Darkness (by Joseph Conrad)

And I’ve got until the beginning of September to prepare for AA316… I guess I better go stick my nose in a book!


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