Literature

Poetry

  • Beowulf

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • The Aeneid by Virgil

  • Chaucer

    • The Canterbury Tales​

    • Trolius and Criseyde

  • Homer

    • The Iliad​

    • The Odyssey​

  • Metamorphoses by Ovid​​

Plays

  • Sophocles

    • Oedipus Rex​

    • Antigone

Novels

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky

    • The Adolescent

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • Crime and Punishment

    • The Idiot

    • The Possessed (also translated as The Devils)​

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo​

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

    • The Gulag Archipelago (3 volumes, not fiction but a literary investigation of the gulag system in Soviet Russia)

    • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich​

  • J.R.R. Tolkien

    • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy​

    • The Hobbit

    • The Silmarillion

  • Leo Tolstoy​

    • Anna Karenina​

    • War and Peace

  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Updated 3/15/2020

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