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Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice

Bierce, Ambrose – “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”

Blake, William – “The Tiger”

Blake, William – “London”

Blake, William – Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Chopin, Kate – “The Story of an Hour”

Christie, Agatha – “The Adventure of the Western Star”

Christie, Agatha – “The Case of the Missing Will”

Christie, Agatha – The Secret Adversary

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor – “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

Conan Doyle, Arthur – “A Scandal in Bohemia”

Conan Doyle, Arthur – “The Red-Headed League”

Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness

De Maupassant, Guy – “The Thief”

Dickinson, Emily – “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers”

Dickinson, Emily – Selected Poems

Douglass, Frederick – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Du Bois, W.E. B. – The Souls of Black Folk

Eliot, T. S. – “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Eliot, T.S. – “The Waste Land”

Eliot. T.S. – “Hamlet and His Problems”

Eliot, T.S. – “Tradition and the Individual Talent”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo – “Each and All”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo – “Nature”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo – “Self-Reliance”

Fitzgerald, F. Scott – “The Cut-Glass Bowl”

Fitzgerald, F. Scott – “Head and Shoulders”

Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm – “Hansel and Gretel”

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm – Grimm’s Fairy Tales

H.D. – “The Garden”

Hemingway, Ernest – “My Old Man”

Hemingway, Ernest – “Up In Michigan”

Hurston, Zora Neale – De Turkey and De Law

Ibsen, Henrik – A Doll’s House

Joyce, James – “Araby”

Kafka, Franz – “The Metamorphosis”

Keats, John – “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Kilmer, Joyce – “Trees”

Lowell, Amy – “The Travelling Bear”

Mansfield, Katherine – “The Garden Party”

Martin, Edward Sandford – “The Tyranny of Things”

Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick

Milne, A. A. – “A Word for Autumn”

Newman, John Henry – “What Is a University?”

O’Neill, Eugene – ILE

O’Neill, Eugene – The Hairy Ape

Poe, Edgar Allan – “The Masque of the Red Death”

Poe, Edgar Allan – “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Shakespeare, William – Hamlet

Shakespeare, William – Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare, William – Julius Caesar

Shaw, Bernard – Pygmalion

Shelly, Mary (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly) – Frankenstein

Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Sophocles – Oedipus the King

Sophocles – Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles – Antigone

Thoreau, Henry David – Walden

Wells, H.G. – “The Beautiful Suit”

Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine

Wells, H.G. – The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wells, Ida B. – “Mob Rule in New Orleans”

Wheatley, Phillis – “On Virtue”

Whitman, Walt – “Song of Myself”

Whitman, Walt – “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”

Whitman, Walt – “On the Beach at Night Alone”

Whitman, Walt – Selected Poems

Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest

Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar – “The Selfish Giant”

Wilkins Freeman, Mary E. – “The Shadows on the Wall”

Wordsworth, William – “Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”

Yeats, William Butler – The Land of Heart’s Desire

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― Oscar Wilde

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