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As requested, the reading list for my English literary canon class (I need to have read 190 hours’ worth). I’ve bolded the ones I’ve already read (307 hours).

Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God (11 hrs)

Martin Amis, Money (20 hrs)

Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (23 hrs)

Jane Austen, Pride and…

Thought the list was interesting, and wanted to see how many I’ve read.

Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God (11 hrs)

Martin Amis, Money (20 hrs)

Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (23 hrs)

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (20 hrs)

Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (15 hrs)

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (4 hrs)

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (24 hrs)

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (18 hrs)

J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (11 hrs)

Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness (6 hrs)                                   

Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (7 hrs)

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (25 hrs)

George Eliot, Middlemarch (45 hrs)

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (10 hrs)

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (9 hrs)

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (18 hrs)

John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (20 hrs)

William Golding, The Spire (11 hrs)

Nadine Gordimer, Burger’s Daughter (19 hrs)

Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That (17 hrs)

Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter (13 hrs)

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (23 hrs)

Joseph Heller, Catch 22 (23 hrs)

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun also Rises (11 hrs)

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (14 hrs)

Henry James, Portrait of a Lady (29 hrs)

James Joyce, Dubliners (11 hrs)

Sarah Kane, Blasted (4 hrs)

D.H. Lawrence, The Fox (3 hrs)

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (14 hrs)

Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing (11 hrs)

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (36 hrs)

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman (4 hrs)

Toni Morrison, Beloved (25 hrs.)

V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas (29 hrs)

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (17 hrs)

John Osborne, Look Back in Anger (4 hrs)

Harold Pinter, The Homecoming (4 hrs)

Salman Rushdie, Satanic Verses (29 hrs)

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (18 hrs)

George Bernard Shaw, Mrs Warren’s Profession (4 hrs)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (17 hrs)

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (6 hrs)

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (23 hrs)

Laurence Sterne, Sentimental Journey (7 hrs)

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (6 hrs)

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn (18 hrs)

Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One (6 hrs)

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (15 hrs)

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (13 hrs)

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (10 hrs)

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