Suggested Works for AP English Students

 

Achebe, Chinua†††††††††††††††††† Things Fall Apart†††††††††††††††

Aeschylus†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Oresteia

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Eumenides

Albee, Edward††††††††††††††††††††† The Zoo Story,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Whoís Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Anaya, Rudolfo††††††††††††††††††† Bless Me, Ultima

Aristophanes††††††††††††††††††††††† Lysistrata

Arnot, Harriet†††††††††††††††††††††† The Dollmaker

Atwood, Margaret†††††††††††††† The Handmaidís Tale

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catís Eye

Austen, Jane†††††††††††††††††††††††† Emma

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Persuasion

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pride and Prejudice

Baldwin, James†††††††††††††††††††† Go Tell It On the Mountain

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Fire Next Time

Beckett, Samuel††††††††††††††††††† Waiting for Godot

The Bible

Brecht, Berthold†††††††††††††††††† Mother Courage and Her Children

Bronte, Charlotte††††††††††††††††† Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily††††††††††††††††††††††† Wuthering Heights

Browning, Robert “My Last Duchess”

Bulfinch†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mythology

Bulosan, Carlos††††††††††††††††††† America is in the Heart

Camus, Albert†††††††††††††††††††††† The Stranger

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Plague

Carroll, Lewis††††††††††††††††††††††† Alice in Wonderland

Carson, Rachel†††††††††††††††††††† The Sea Around Us

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Silent Spring

Cather, Willa†††††††††††††††††††††††† Death Comes to the Archbishop

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† My Antonia

Cervantes, Miguel†††††††††††††† Don Quixote de la Mancha

Chopin, Kate†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Awakening

Conrad, Joseph††††††††††††††††††† Heart of Darkness††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lord Jim

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Victory

Cooper, James Fenimore†††† The Deerslayer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Pioneers

Crane, Stephen†††††††††††††††††††† The Red Badge of Courage

Defoe, Daniel††††††††††††††††††††††† Moll Flanders

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles††††††††††††††††† Bleak House

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David Copperfield

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hard Times,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Great Expectations

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oliver Twist

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Our Mutual Friend

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tale of Two Cities

Dostoevski, Fyodor†††††††††††† The Brothers Karamazov

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Crime and Punishment,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notes from the Underground

Dreiser, Theodore††††††††††††††† An American Tragedy

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sister Carrie

Eliot, George†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Mill on the Floss

Eliot, T.S.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Wasteland

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Murder in the Cathedral

Ellison, Ralph††††††††††††††††††††††† Invisible Man

Eldrich, Louise††††††††††††††††††††† Love Medicine

Euripides†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Medea

Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Bear ††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Light in August

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Sound and the Fury

Fielding, Henry†††††††††††††††††††† Joseph Andrews

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tom Jones

Fitzgerald, F. Scott†††††††††††††† The Great Gatsby

Flaubert, Gustave†††††††††††††††† Madame Bovary

Forster, E. M.††††††††††††††††††††††† A Passage to India

Franklin, Benjamin†††††††††††††† Autobiography

Garcia-Marquez, Gabriel††††† One Hundred Years of Solitude

Golding, William†††††††††††††††††† Lord of the Flies

Greene, Graham††††††††††††††††††† Brighton Rock

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Power and the Glory

Hamilton, Edith†††††††††††††††††††† Mythology

Hansberry, Loraine††††††††††††† A Raisin in the Sun

Hardy, Thomas†††††††††††††††††††† Jude the Obscure

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Mayor of Casterbridge

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Hawthorne, Nathaniel†††††††† House of the Seven Gables

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† The Scarlet Letter

Heller, Joseph†††††††††††††††††††††† Catch-22

Hellman, Lillian†††††††††††††††††††† The Little Foxes

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Watch on the Rhine

Hemingway, Ernest††††††††††††† A Farewell to Arms

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Sun Also Rises

Homer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Iliad

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Odyssey

Hurston, Zora Neale††††††††††† Their Eyes Were Watching God

Huxley, Aldous††††††††††††††††††† Brave New World

Hwang, David Henry†††††††††† M. Butterfly

Ibsen, Henrik††††††††††††††††††††††† A Dollís House

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† An Enemy of the People,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hedda Gabler

 

 

 

James, Henry††††††††††††††††††††††† Daisy Miller

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Portrait of a Lady

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Washington Square

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Turn of the Screw

Jonson, Ben††††††††††††††††††††††††† Volpone

Joyce, James†††††††††††††††††††††††† A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dubliners

Kafka, Franz††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Metamorphosis

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Trial

Kingston, Maxine Hong†††† Warrior Woman

Knowles, John††††††††††††††††††††† A Separate Peace

Kogawa, Joy†††††††††††††††††††††††† Obasan

Laurence, Margaret ††††††††††† The Diviners

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Stone Angel

Lewis, Sinclair†††††††††††††††††††††† Main Street

MacLeish, Archibald†††††††††† J.B.

MacCarthy, Cormac†††††††††††† All the Pretty Horses

MacLennan, Hugh†††††††††††††† The Watch That Ends the Night

Malcom X††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Autobiography of Malcom X

Marlowe, Christopher†††††††† Doctor Faustus

Marshall, Paule†††††††††††††††††††† Praisesong for the Widow

Melville, Herman††††††††††††††††† Benito Cereno

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Billy Budd

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moby Dick,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Redburn

Miller, Arthur††††††††††††††††††††††† All My Son,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Crucible

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Death of a Salesman

Milton, John†††††††††††††††††††††††† Paradise Lost

Moliere††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tartuffe

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Misanthrope

Momaday, N. Scott††††††††††††† House Made of Dawn

Morrison, Toni†††††††††††††††††††† Beloved

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Bluest Eye

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Song of Solomon

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sula

O’Connor, Flannery†††††††††† Wise Blood

O’Neill, Eugene†††††††††††††††††† Desire Under the Elms

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Hairy Ape

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Long Dayís Journey Into Night

Okada, Johm†††††††††††††††††††††††† No-No Boy

Orwell, George††††††††††††††††††††† 1984

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Animal Farm

Paton, Alan†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cry, the Beloved Country

Persig, Robert†††††††††††††††††††††† Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Pinter, Harold††††††††††††††††††††††† The Birthday Party

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Caretaker

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Homecoming

Plutarch†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lives

Poe, Edgar Allan††††††††††††††††† Tales

Pope, Alexander†††††††††††††††††† The Rape of the Lock

Racine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phedre

Rhys, Jean†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wide Sargasso Sea

Richardson, Samuel†††††††††††† Pamela

Richler, Mordecai Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Rostand, Edmond††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cyrano de Bergerac

Salinger, J.D.†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Catcher in the Rye

Sartre, Jean-Paul†††††††††††††††††† No Exit

Scott, Sir Walter†††††††††††††††††† Ivanhoe

Shaffer, Peter††††††††††††††††††††††† Equus

Shakespeare††††††††††††††††††††††††† Antony and Cleopatra†††††††††††††††††††††† The Merchant of Venice

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† As You Like It†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Midsummer Night’s Dream

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hamlet†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Othello

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2†††††††††††††††††††††††† Richard III

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Julius Caesar†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romeo and Juliet

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† King Lear††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Tempest

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Macbeth††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Twelfth Night††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Winterís Tale

Shaw, George Bernard†††††††† Candida††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Warrenís Profession

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Major Barbara†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pygmalion

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Man and Superman††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Saint Joan

Shelley, Mary†††††††††††††††††††††† Frankenstein

Silko, Leslie†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ceremony

Sinclair, Upton††††††††††††††††††††† The Jungle

Sophocles†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Antigone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oedipus Rex

Spark, Muriel††††††††††††††††††††††† The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Steinbeck, John††††††††††††††††††† East of Eden

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Grapes of Wrath

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Of Mice and Men

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Pearl

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Red Pony

Sterne, Laurence††††††††††††††††† Tristam Shandy

Stoppard, Tom††††††††††††††††††††† Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Stowe, Harriet Beecher††††††† Uncle Tom;s Cabin

Swift, Jonathan†††††††††††††††††††† Gulliverís Travels

Thoreau, Henry David††††††† Walden

Tolstoy, Leo†††††††††††††††††††††††† Anna Karenina

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Trollope, Anthony†††††††††††††† The Warden

Turgenev, Ivan†††††††††††††††††††† Fathers and Sons

Twain, Mark††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Life on the Mississippi

Updike, John†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Centaur

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stories

Valdez, Luis†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Zoot Suit

Virgil†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Aeneid

Voltaire††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt††††††††††††††††††† Slaughterhouse Five

Walker, Alice††††††††††††††††††††††† The Color Purple

Waugh, Evelyn††††††††††††††††††† The Loved One

Welch, James††††††††††††††††††††††† Winter in the Blood

West, Nathaniel†††††††††††††††††† Miss Lonelyhearts

Wharton, Edith†††††††††††††††††††† Ethan Frome

Wilder, Thorton†††††††††††††††††† The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Williams, Tennessee†††††††††† The Glass Menagerie

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Wilson, August†††††††††††††††††† The Piano Lesson

Woolf, Virginia†††††††††††††††††††† To the Lighthouse

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Wright, Richard††††††††††††††††††† Black Boy

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