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Required Reading: Support for English Literature Texts

General Resources


Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Published in the early 20th century, this online version offers the text from over 11,000 pages of essays covering a wide selection of literature.  Part of the Bartleby's collection online.

The John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
Updated annually, this online guide "presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements." Entries and subentries are alphabetically arranged.

LIterary Criticism on
Provides a nice overview of literary theories and literary movements.

Glossary of Literary Terms and A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Quick reference compiled by former professor Robert Harris. 


Reading Lists


Honors Eng9


Honors Eng10

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • House on Mango Street
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Great Expectations
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Odyssey
  • Julius Caesar
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Before We Were Free
  • Persepolis
  • Odyssey
  • Julius Caesar
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Before We Were Free
  • Persepolis


Honors Eng11

Modern Lit


  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Narrative of Fredrick Douglas
  • The Things They Carried
  • The Crucible
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Native Son

Book Groups: Invention of Wings, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Color Purple, The Things They Carried, Catcher in the Rye, Caucasia

  • Kite Runner
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The Glass Castle
  • Water for Elephants
  • The Tenth Circle
  • American Born Chinese
  • Pedro & Me
  • Fahrenheit 451

Gothic Lit


AP Lang and Comp


  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Grapes of Wrath

CHOICE:  A Hope in the Unseen OR Why Gender Matters OR Savage Inequalities.


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