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Nineteenth Century and Victorianism

Reading List for Majors

Browning:

  • "My Last Duchess"
  • "Andrea del Sarto"
  • "Fra Lippo Lippi"

Tennyson:

  • "The Lady of Shalott"
  • "Ulysses"
  • "Tithonus"
  • "Locksley Hall"

Arnold:

  • "Dover Beach"

Bronte, E.:

  • Wuthering Heights

Bronte, C.:

  • Jane Eyre

Emerson:

  • “The American Scholar”

Thoreau:

  • Walden

Douglass:

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Hawthorne:

  • The Scarlet Letter

Dickens:

  • Great Expectations

Melville:

  • Moby Dick
  • Benito Cereno

Whitman:

  • Song of Myself
  • "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed”

Brent:

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Dickinson:

  • "There's a certain Slant of light"
  • "After great pain a formal feeling comes--"
  • "She rose to His Requirement--dropt"
  • "The Brain--is wider than the Sky"
  • "My Life has stood--a Loaded Gun"
  • "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant"
  • "Like Trains of Cars on Tracks of Plush"

Eliot:

  • Middlemarch
  • Adam Bede

Twain:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jewett:

  • The Country of the Pointed Firs
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