Classic High School Reads

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Odyssey by Homer
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The Iliad by Homer and Peter Jones
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Beowulf
Utopia by Thomas More
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Candide by Voltaire
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Emma by Jane Austen
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Richard III by William Shakespeare
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Jr.
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Robert DeMott
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Robert DeMott
Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Lois Lowry
Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition by William Golding and Stephen King
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Animal Farm by George Orwell and Malcolm Bradbury
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Margaret Atwood
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Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley and David Bradshaw
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Susan Shillinglaw
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Susan Shillinglaw
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Fuel
Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Night by Elie Wiesel and Marion Wiesel
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Night by Elie Wiesel and Marion Wiesel
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and Howard Jacobson
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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Antigone by Sophocle
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The Aeneid by Virgil and David West
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Othello by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Twelfth Night; Or What You Will by William Shakespeare
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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare
Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot and Peter Washington
Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson and Helen Mcneil
Donne: Poems by John Donne
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and Stella McNichol
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Native Son by Richard Wright
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost
Early Poems by William Carlos Williams
Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and Arthur Wesley Wheen
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Christopher W. E. Bigsby
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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift and Carole Fabricant

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