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Not 17. Not 18.
Now 19. Well, chronologically.

"But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!'' -Alice, Alice in Wonderland

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For American Lit:

  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - (if Grapes of Wrath too long for you, try Of Mice and Men, also by Steinbeck.
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - (if reading about an old fisherman who never catches anything isn't appealing to you but still want to read Hemingway, try A Farewell to Arms)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

For British Lit:

  • excerpts from Beowulf
  • some tales from The Canterbury Tales (The Miller's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale)
  • Hamlet
  • or Macbeth by William Shakespeare (or both)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (or any of her novels)
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (again, any Dickens novel. it's just that this is the only one i actually enjoyed reading)
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (or any of Woolf's novels, but I guarantee you that this is the only readable one)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Others from around the world:

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (France)
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (France)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (France)
  • Faust by Goethe (Germany) – drama
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Latin America)
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Africa)
  • The Woman Who Had Two Navels by Nick Joaquin (Philippines)
  • Villa Magdalena by Bienvenido Santos (Philippines)
  • Ermita by F. Sionil Jose (Philippines)
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