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Curricula and Learning Links - Language Arts

Literature for High School - A General Reading List

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World Literature

The Analects by Confucius
Gilgamesh by Unknown
Lives of the 12 Caesars by Suetonius
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Count of Monte Cristo, Three Musketeers by Dumas

British Literature

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

American Literature

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
Davy Crockett: His own Story by David Crockett
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Humorous Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War by Sam R. Watkins
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Short stories by O. Henry by O. Henry
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent by Washington Irving
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy