Engelse literaire canon

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All the King’s Men: Robert Penn Warren

Animal Farm: George Orwell 

As I Lay Dying: William Faulkner 

As You Like It: William Shakespeare 

The Awakening: Kate Chopin 

Beowulf: anoniem

Billy Budd: Herman Melville

The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison 

Brave New World: Aldous Huxley 

The Call of the Wild: Jack London 

The Canterbury Tales: Geoffrey Chaucer 

Catch-22: Joseph Heller 

The Color Purple: Alice Walker 

The Crucible: Arthur Miller 

Daisy Miller: Henry James 

David Copperfield: Charles Dickens 

Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller 

Doctor Faustus: Christopher Marlowe 

Ethan Frome: Edith Wharton

A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway 

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Ernest Hemingway 

Frankenstein: Mary Shelley 

The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams 

The Good Earth: Pearl S. Buck 

The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens 

The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Gulliver’s Travels: Jonathan Swift 

Hamlet: William Shakespeare 

Hard Times: Charles Dickens 

Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad 

Henry IV, Part 1: William Shakespeare 

House Made of Dawn: N. Scott Momaday 

The House of the Seven Gables: Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou 

Invisible Man: Ralph Ellison

Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë 

The Joy Luck Club: Amy Tan 

Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare 

The Jungle: Upton Sinclair 

King Lear: William Shakespeare 

Light in August: William Faulkner 

Lord Jim: Joseph Conrad 

The Lord of the Flies: William Golding 

The Lord of the Rings: J. R. R. Tolkien 

Macbeth: William Shakespeare 

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Thomas Hardy 

The Merchant of Venice: William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare 

Moby-Dick: Herman Melville 

Native Son: Richard Wright 

1984: George Orwell 

Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck 

The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway 

Oliver Twist: Charles Dickens 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Ken Kesey 

Othello: William Shakespeare 

Paradise Lost: John Milton 

The Pearl: John Steinbeck

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: James Joyce 

Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen 

The Red Badge of Courage: Stephen Crane 

The Return of the Native: Thomas Hardy 

Richard III: William Shakespeare 

Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare 

The Scarlet Letter: Nathaniel Hawthorne 

A Separate Peace: John Knowles 

Silas Marner: George Eliot 

Sons and Lovers: D. H. Lawrence

The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner 

The Sun Also Rises: Ernest Hemingway 

The Taming of the Shrew: William Shakespeare 

The Tempest: William Shakespeare 

Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Thomas Hardy 

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston 

Tom Sawyer: Mark Twain 

Treasure Island: Robert Louis Stevenson 

Twelfth Night: William Shakespeare 

Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett 

Walden: Henry David Thoreau