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AP Suggested Reading List   (Alphabetical list, frequency list)

WORKS LISTED ON AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM-AMERICAN

Author     Title         Exam Years
Albee     THE ZOO STORY   82, 01
Albee     WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF    88, 94, 00, 04, 07, 11
Alcott    LITTLE WOMEN   08
Anaya     BLESS ME, ULTIMA       94, 96, 97, 99, 04, 05, 06, 08

Baldwin   GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN      88, 90, 05, 09
Baldwin  ANOTHER COUNTRY  95, 10
Baraka, Amiri and Leroi Jones   DUTCHMAN    03, 06
Bauermister     THE DOLLMAKER    91
Bulosan, Carlos   AMERICA IS IN THE HEART    95
Cao      MONKEY BRIDGE   00, 03
Cather   MY ANTONIA      94, 03, 06, 08, 10
Cisneros   THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET   08, 10

Chopin   THE AWAKENING   87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 02, 04, 07, 09, 11
Davis    FIFTH BUSINESS     00, 07
de Crevecoeur    LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER    76, 11
Divakaruni   SISTER OF MY HEART  10
Doctorow   RAGTIME    03, 07
Dos Passos   U.S.A. (trilogy)  09
Dreiser   AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY     82, 95, 03
Dreiser   SISTER CARRIE   87, 94, 02, 04, 09, 10
Ellison   INVISIBLE MAN   76, 78, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
Erdrich     LOVE MEDICINE   95
Erdrich     TRACKS    05

Faulkner        ABSALOM, ABSALOM        76, 00, 10
Faulkner        LIGHT IN AUGUST 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 91, 94, 95, 99, 03, 06
Faulkner        SOUND AND THE FURY      86, 97, 01, 07, 08
Faulkner        THE BEAR        94, 06
Faulkner        AS I LAY DYING  78, 89, 90, 94, 01, 04, 06, 07, 09
Fitzgerald      GREAT GATSBY    82, 83, 88, 91, 92, 97, 00, 02, 04, 05, 07, 10
Ford     THE GOOD SOLDIER   00, 11
Frazier   COLD MOUNTAIN   06,08
Fuller   A SOLDIER'S PLAY   11

Gaines    A GATHERING OF OLD MEN  00, 11
Gaines    A LESSON BEFORE DYING   99
Glaspell        TRIFLES 00
Guterson        SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS  00
Ha Jin      A FREE LIFE  10
Hamilton    THE FEDERALIST   76

Hansberry       RAISIN IN THE SUN       87, 90, 92, 94, 96, 99, 07, 09
Hawthorne       HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES   89, 96
Hawthorne       THE SCARLET LETTER      78, 83, 88, 91, 99, 02, 04, 05, 11
Heller    CATCH-22        82, 85, 87, 89, 94, 01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 11
Hellman   LITTLE FOXES    85, 90
Hemingway       A FAREWELL TO ARMS      91, 99, 04, 09
Hemingway    FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS   03, 06

Hemingway       THE SUN ALSO RISES      85, 91, 95, 04 ,05
Hurston   THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD    88, 90, 91, 94, 96, 04 ,05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11
Irving     A PRAYER FRO OWEN MEANY    09
James    DAISY MILLER       97, 03

James    PORTRAIT OF A LADY      88, 92, 96, 03, 05, 07, 11
James    THE A
MERICAN         05, 10
James   THE GOLDEN BOWL   09
James    TURN OF THE SCREW       92, 94, 00, 02, 04, 08
James    WASHINGTON SQUARE       90
Jen     TYPICAL AMERICAN     02, 03, 05
Jewett    THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS  10
Johnson   AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN       02, 05

Kesey   ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST  01
Kingsolver   POISONWOOD BIBLE  10, 11
Kingston        WOMAN WARRIOR   91, 08
Knowles   A SEPARATE PEACE        82, 07
Kushner   ANGELS IN AMERICA   09
Larsen     PASSING    11
Lee    A GESTURE LIFE     04, 05

Lee     NATIVE SPEAKER  99, 03, 05, 07, 08
Lee  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD   08, 09, 11

Maclean   A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT   08
MacLeish        J.B.    81, 94
Mailer    ARMIES OF THE NIGHT     76
McCarthy        ALL THE PRETTY HORSES   95, 96, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11
McCarthy       THE CROSSING   09
McCarthy    THE ROAD  10
McCullers       THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING       97

Malamud       The Fixer      07
Melville        BENITO CERENO   89
Melville        BILLY BUDD      79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
Melville        MOBY DICK       76, 78, 79, 80, 83, 89, 94, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09
Melville        REDBURN 87
Miller    A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE  94
Miller    ALL MY SONS     85, 90
Miller    DEATH OF A SALESMAN     86, 88, 94, 03, 04, 05, 07
Miller    THE CRUCIBLE    83, 87, 04, 05, 09
Momaday   HOUSE MADE OF DAWN      95, 06, 09
Morrison        SONG OF SOLOMON 81, 88, 96, 00, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10
Morrison        SULA    92, 97, 04, 07, 08, 10
Morrison        BELOVED 90, 94, 99, 01, 03 ,05, 07, 09, 10, 11
Morrison        THE BLUEST EYE  95, 08, 09
Mukerjee        JASMINE 99, 10
Naylor     THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE   09, 10
Norris   THE OCTOPUS   09
Ng             BONE: A NOVEL          03

O'Brien    GOING AFTER CACCIATO    01, 10
O'Brien    IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS        00
O'Brien    THE THINGS THEY CARRIED    04, 09

O'Connor        WISE BLOOD      95, 10
O'Neill          
DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS   81
O'Neill    LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT    90, 03, 07

O'Neill    MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA        94
O'Neill    THE HAIRY APE   89
Oates    WE WERE THE MULVANEYS   07

Pielmeier       AGNES OF GOD    00
Potok   THE CHOSEN  08
Potok     MY NAME IS ASHER LEV   03

Proulx    THE SHIPPING NEWS       97
Rolvaag   GIANTS IN THE EARTH     94
Roth       AMERICAN PASTORAL  09

Salinger     THE CATCHER IN THE RYE  01, 08, 11
Sapphire    PUSH   07  

Saroyan   THE HUMAN COMEDY        94
Silko    CEREMONY        94, 96, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 09
Sinclair   THE JUNGLE   77, 78, 82, 88, 89, 90, 96, 09
Smiley    THOUSNAD ACRES    06
Steinbeck     EAST OF EDEN     06

Steinbeck       GRAPES OF WRATH 81, 85, 87, 95, 03, 10
Steinbeck       OF MICE AND MEN 01
Stegner       ANGLE OF REPOSE 10

Stowe    UNCLE TOM'S CABIN       87, 09
Styron   SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE   11

Styron    SOPHIE"S CHOICE    09
Tan     THE JOY LUCK CLUB       97, 04
Tan     THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER    06, 07, 11

Thoreau   CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE      76
Tryon      THE OTHER  10

Twain    HUCKLEBERRY FINN        80, 82, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 05, 06, 07, 08
Tyler    DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT       97
Updike  THE CENTAUR     81
Villarreal    POCHO   02, 08

Vonnegut        SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE     91, 04
Walker    THE COLOR PURPLE        91, 92, 94, 96, 97, 05, 08, 09
Warren   ALL THE KING'S MEN      00, 02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 11
Welch   WINTER IN THE BLOOD     95
Welty     DELTA WEDDING   97
Welty     THE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER 94
Wharton   ETHAN FROME     80, 95, 03, 05, 06, 07  
Wharton    THE AGE OF INNOCENCE    97, 02, 03, 08
Wharton   THE HOUSE OF MIRTH   04, 07, 10
Wideman   SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY   03
Wilde   THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY  02

Wilder   OUR TOWN        86, 97, 09
Williams        CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF   00        
Williams        STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE  91, 92, 01, 04, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
Williams        THE GLASS MENAGERIE     90, 94, 97, 99, 02, 08, 09, 10
Wilson    FENCES    02, 03, 05, 09, 10

Wilson   JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE      00, 04
Wilson   THE PIANO LESSON        96, 99, 07, 08, 10
Wolfe    LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL  10
Wolfe    YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN 94
Wolff    OLD SCHOOL   08

Wright   NATIVE SON      79, 82, 85, 87, 89, 01, 04, 09
, 11
Wright   BLACK BOY      06, 08
Wroblewski  THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE   11

WORKS LISTED ON AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM-BRITISH

Author    Title        Exam Years
Austen    EMMA    96, 08
Austen    MANSFIELD PARK  91, 03
Austen    PERSUASION      83, 88, 93, 94, 05, 07
Austen    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE     83, 88, 92, 94, 97, 08, 11
Beckett   WAITING FOR GODOT       94, 01, 09
Bronte, C.      JANE EYRE       78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 97, 99, 00, 05, 07, 08, 10
Bronte, E.      WUTHERING HEIGHTS       78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 99, 01, 06, 07, 08, 10
Chaucer     CANTERBURY TALES    06

Churchill       THE CRISIS      76
Conrad   HEART OF DARKNESS       76, 91, 94, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 10, 11
Conrad    LORD JIM        78, 82, 83, 86, 00, 03, 07
Conrad   VICTORY 83
Dante     THE DIVINE COMEDY    06

Defoe    MOLL FLANDERS   76, 83, 86, 87, 95, 09
Defoe    ROBINSON CRUSOE  10

Dickens   BLEAK HOUSE     94, 00, 04, 09, 10
Dickens   DAVID COPPERFIELD       78, 83, 06
Dickens   GREAT EXPECTATIONS      79, 80, 88, 89, 92, 94, 95, 96, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10
Dickens   HARD TIMES      87, 90, 09
Dickens   OLIVER TWIST   09
Dickens   OUR MUTUAL FRIEND       90
Dickens   TALE OF TWO CITIES      82, 91, 04, 08
Dinesen     OUT OF AFRICA      06

Eliot, G.  ADAM BEDE      06
Eliot, G.       THE MILL ON THE FLOSS   90, 92, 04
Eliot, G.       MIDDLEMARCH     95, 04, 05, 07
Eliot, G.       SILAS MARNER        02
Eliot, T.S.     THE WASTELAND   81
Eliot, T.S.     MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL 76, 80, 85, 95, 07, 11
Fielding        JOSEPH ANDREWS  91
Fielding        TOM JONES       90, 00, 06, 08
Forster    A ROOM WITH A VIEW   03

Forster   PASSAGE TO INDIA        78, 83, 88, 91, 92,07, 09
Friel (Irish)   DANCING AT LUGHNASA     01
Golding  THE LORD OF THE FLIES   85, 92, 08
Goldsmith   THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD     06
Greene   BRIGHTON ROCK   79
Greene   THE POWER AND THE GLORY 95
Hardy   JUDE THE OBSCURE        76, 80, 85, 87, 91, 95, 09, 10
Hardy   THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE   07

Hardy   TESS OF THE D'UBERVILLES        82, 91, 03, 06, 07
Hardy   THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE       94, 99, 00, 02, 07, 10, 11
Huxley  BRAVE NEW WORLD 89, 05, 09, 10
Ishigura        REMAINS OF THE DAY      00, 11
Joyce (Irish)   PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN   76, 80, 81, 83, 86, 88, 96, 99, 04, 05, 08, 09, 10, 11
Joyce (Irish)   THE DEAD        97
Kallos   BROKEN FOR YOU   09
Lawrence        SONS AND LOVERS 83, 90
McKay    HOME TO HARLEM   10

Madox   THE GOOD SOLDIER        00
Marlowe DR. FAUSTUS     79, 86, 99, 04, 11
Milton  PARADISE LOST   85, 86, 10
Orwell  1984    94, 05, 09
Pinter   THE BIRTHDAY PARTY      89, 97
Pinter   THE CARETAKER   85

Pinter   THE HOMECOMING  78, 90
Pope     THE RAPE OF THE LOCK    81
Rhys     WIDE SARGASSO SEA       89, 92, 05, 07, 08
Rushdie     THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH      07

Richardson      PAMELA  86
Shaffer EQUUS   92, 94, 99, 00, 01, 08, 09
Shakespeare     ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA    80, 91
Shakespeare     AS YOU LIKE IT  92, 05, 10
Shakespeare     HAMLET  88, 92, 94, 97, 99, 00
Shakespeare     HENRY V   02

Shakespeare     JULIUS CAESAR   82, 97, 05, 07, 09
Shakespeare     KING LEAR       78, 82, 83, 88, 89, 90, 94, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10, 11
Shakespeare     MACBETH 83, 99, 03, 05, 09
Shakespeare     MERCHANT OF VENICE      85, 91, 95,  03, 11
Shakespeare     A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM       91, 06
Shakespeare     MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  97
Shakespeare     OTHELLO 79, 85, 88, 92, 95, 03 ,04, 07, 11
Shakespeare     RICHARD III     79
Shakespeare     ROMEO AND JULIET        90, 97, 08
Shakespeare     TEMPEST 78, 96, 03 ,05, 07, 10
Shakespeare     TWELFTH NIGHT   94, 96, 11
Shakespeare     WINTER'S TALE   86, 89, 06
Shaw    CANDIDA 80
Shaw    MAJOR BARBARA   79, 96, 04, 07, 09, 11
Shaw    MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION        90, 95, 02, 07, 09
Shaw    PYGMALION       92, 03, 05, 08
Shaw    SAINT JOAN      95
Shelley  FRANKENSTEIN    89, 00, 03, 06, 08
Spark   THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE   90, 08

Sterne   TRISTRAM SHANDY 86
Stoppard        ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD   81, 94, 00, 04, 05, 06, 10, 11
Swift    GULLIVER'S TRAVELS      87, 88, 01, 04, 06, 09
Trollope        THE WARDEN      96
Trollope       THE WAY WE LIVE NOW    06
Waugh    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED    94, 96
Waugh   THE LOVED ONE   89
Wilde    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
06
Wilde    LADY WINDERMERE"S FAN   09
Woolf   A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN     76
Woolf   MRS. DALLOWAY   94, 97, 05, 07, 11
Woolf   ORLANDO: A BIOGRAPHY   04

Woolf   TO THE LIGHTHOUSE       83, 86, 88, 08

WORKS LISTED ON AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM-WORLD

Author  Nationality       Title               Exam Years
Achebe    Nigerian        THINGS FALL APART       91, 97, 03, 09, 11
Aeschylus     Greek   ORESTEIA        90, 94
Aeschylus     Greek   THE EUMENIDES   96
Alvarez   Dominican Republic    IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES  05
Aristophanes    Greek    LYSISTRATA      87
Atwood    Canadian        ALIAS GRACE     00, 04, 08
Atwood    Canadian        BLIND ASSASSIN   07, 11

Atwood    Canadian        CAT'S EYE       94, 08, 09
Atwood    Canadian        THE HANDMAID'S TALE     92, 03, 09
Atwood    Canadian        SURFACING        05
Balzac, Honoré de    PÈRE GORIOT     02

Brecht    German    MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN     85, 06
Camus     French    THE FALL        81
Camus     French    THE PLAGUE   02,09

Camus     French    THE STRANGER    79, 82, 86, 04
Cervantes     Spanish   DON QUIXOTE     92, 01, 04, 06, 08
Chekov    Russian   THE CHERRY ORCHARD      83, 06, 07, 09,
Davies    Canadian        FIFTH BUSINESS  00
Desai    Indian      THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS
Dostoevsky     Russian   THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV  90, 08
Dostoevsky     Russian   CRIME AND PUNISHMENT    76, 80, 82, 88, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 10, 11
Dostoevsky     Russian   NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND  89
Euripides       Greek   MEDEA   82, 92, 95, 01, 03   
Flaubert        French  MADAME BOVARY   80, 85, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10
Fugard    South African   MASTER HAROLD............AND THE BOYS  03, 08, 09
Garcia   Cuban    DREAMING IN CUBAN    03
Goethe   German  FAUST    02, 03

Homer   Greek   THE ODYSSEY     94, 10
Hosseini  Afghan   A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS   11
Hosseini
         KITE RUNNER       07, 08, 09
Ibsen     Norwegian       A DOLL'S HOUSE  83, 88, 94, 95, 00, 05, 09
Ibsen     Norwegian       AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE  99, 01, 07
Ibsen     Norwegian       GHOSTS  00, 04
Ibsen     Norwegian       HEDDA GABLER    79, 92, 00, 02, 03, 05
Ibsen       Norwegian       THE WILD DUCK   78
Ionesco    Romanian/French   RHINOCEROS   09
Ishiguro   Japanese      NEVER LET ME GO    09, 10
Ishiguro    Japanese    THE REMAINS OF THE DAY  00, 03

Kafka     German   METAMORPHOSIS   78, 89
Kafka     German   THE TRIAL       89, 00, 11
Kogawa    Canadian        OBASAN  94, 95, 97, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10
Lahiri   Indian    THE NAMESAKE    09, 10
Laurence    Canadian    THE STONE ANGEL    96, 04

MacLennan       Canadian        THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT   92
Marquez   Colombian       ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE   89, 94, 04
McEwan    Irish     ATONEMENT     07, 11
Mistry    Indian     A FINE BALANCE    03, 07
Mitchell   Canadian  WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND   11

Moliere   French   TARTUFFE        87
Moliere   French   THE MISANTHROPE 92, 08
Murakami   Japanese    KAFKA ON THE SHORE  08
Nabokov     Russian/American        PNIN    97
Nabokov   Russian/American        PALE FIRE       01
Naipul     British/Indian/Trinididian    A BEND IN THE RIVER 03
Naipul     British/Indian/Trinididian    A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS  10

Ondaatje        Ceylon/Canadian   COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER        01
Pamuk    Turkish   SNOW    09
Pasternak   Russian  DR. ZHIVAGO  10

Paton     South African     CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY 85, 87, 91, 95, 96, 07, 09
Racine    French    PHEDRE  92, 03
Richler   Canadian     THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ     94
Roy, Arundathi   Indian     THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS  10, 11

Sartre    French  NO EXIT 86
Solzhenitsyn    Russian   ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DESINOVICH   05, 10

Sophocles     Greek   ANTIGONE        79, 80, 90, 94, 99, 03, 05, 09, 11
Sophocles     Greek   OEDIPUS REX     83, 88, 00, 03, 04
Strindberg      Swedish   THE FATHER      01
Tolstoy   Russian   ANNA KARENINA   80, 91, 99, 03, 04, 06, 08, 09
Tolstoy   Russian   THE DEATH OF IVAN ILLYCH        86
Turgenev      Russian   FATHERS AND SONS        90
Voltaire      French    CANDIDE 86, 87, 91, 96, 04, 10
Zola     French      GERMINAL   09