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What Are They Reading in College? English Lit 1800s – 1900s

What Are They Reading in College

The novels and poems below were found at the Open Syllabus website.  Open Syllabus has collected lists of books & other readings assigned in over 6 million classes at 4,700 colleges in the U.S. and many other countries.  I’ve used the Open Syllabus “Galaxy” visualization to create the list below of books & poems used in many English Literature college courses covering the 19th and early 20th centuries. All works listed below have links to free online copies at the Internet Archive.

Course Books & Poems for English Literature of the 19th & Early 20th Centuries

Emma.  Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice.  Jane Austen

Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë

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Wuthering Heights.  Emily Brontë

My Last Duchess.  Robert Browning

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Robinson Crusoe.  Daniel Defoe

Classic Novels, with Audiobook versions

A Tale of Two Cities.  Charles Dickens

The Dead.  James Joyce

Ode to a Nightingale.  John Keats

Tess of the d’Urbervilles.  Thomas Hardy

Frankenstein.  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Robert Louis Stevenson

The Playboy of the Western World.  J. M. Synge

The Lady of Shalott.   Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

The Importance of Being Earnest.  Oscar Wilde

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The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Oscar Wilde

Tintern Abbey.  William Wordsworth

The Lake Isle of Innisfree.  William Butler Yeats

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