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  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  7. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  9. Guide to Literary Terms
  10. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  11. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  13. 1984 by George Orwell
  14. Othello by William Shakespeare
  15. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17. Essay Lab by eNotes
  18. The Odyssey by Homer
  19. William Shakespeare
  20. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  21. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  24. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  25. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  26. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  27. Poetry
  28. Beowulf by Anonymous, Unknown
  29. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  30. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
  31. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  32. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell
  33. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  34. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  35. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  36. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  37. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  38. Night by Elie Wiesel
  39. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  40. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  41. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  42. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  43. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  44. King Lear by William Shakespeare
  45. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  46. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  47. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  48. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  49. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  50. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  51. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  52. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  53. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  54. Antigone by Sophocles
  55. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  56. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  57. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  58. Sir Philip Sidney
  59. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  60. Everyday Use by Alice Walker
  61. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  62. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  63. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  64. Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  65. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  66. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  67. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  68. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  69. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  70. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
  71. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  72. Araby by James Joyce
  73. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  74. The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
  75. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  76. How to Write a Summary by eNotes
  77. Trifles by Susan Glaspell
  78. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  79. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  80. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  81. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  82. A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  83. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  84. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence
  85. The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
  86. The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs
  87. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  88. Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  89. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  90. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  91. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  92. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  93. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell
  94. A Worn Path by Eudora Welty
  95. Iliad by Homer
  96. To Build a Fire by Jack London
  97. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  98. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  99. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  100. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  101. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
  102. The Open Window by Saki
  103. A & P by John Updike
  104. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  105. The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  106. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  107. Langston Hughes
  108. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  109. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  110. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  111. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  112. William Wordsworth
  113. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
  114. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  115. Emily Dickinson
  116. Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
  117. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  118. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  119. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  120. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  121. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  122. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  123. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  124. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  125. Edgar Allan Poe
  126. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  127. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  128. The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  129. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  130. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  131. Two Kinds by Amy Tan
  132. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  133. The Interlopers by Saki
  134. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  135. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
  136. The Lady or the Tiger? by Francis Richard Stockton
  137. The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty
  138. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  139. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  140. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  141. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
  142. By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benét
  143. Rabindranath Tagore
  144. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  145. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  146. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
  147. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  148. Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
  149. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  150. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  151. My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
  152. American Revolution
  153. Education
  154. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  155. Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield
  156. Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
  157. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  158. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
  159. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  160. If by Rudyard Kipling
  161. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  162. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  163. Romanticism
  164. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  165. Candide by Voltaire
  166. Robert Frost
  167. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  168. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
  169. Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
  170. Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin
  171. The Destructors by Graham Greene
  172. A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
  173. Star Food by Ethan Canin
  174. Eveline by James Joyce
  175. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  176. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  177. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  178. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  179. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  180. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  181. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  182. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pèr
  183. That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton
  184. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  185. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  186. O. Henry
  187. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  188. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  189. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  190. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Pearl-Poet
  191. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous, Unknown
  192. Dubliners by James Joyce
  193. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
  194. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  195. Walt Whitman
  196. Falling Man by Don DeLillo
  197. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  198. The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck
  199. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  200. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote