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An English Teacher's Essential Literature - Page 4

A complete list of the books I believe are essential to one's understanding of literature. These works, which have all helped to shape American culture in some way, are referenced and read often, and all have stood the test of time.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennesee Williams)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennesee Williams)
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
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The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
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The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson
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Middlemarch – George Eliot
Middlemarch – George Eliot
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Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
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The Help (Mississippi)
The Help (Mississippi)
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On the Road
On the Road
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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
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And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
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Dune
Dune
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A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace
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In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
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Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
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The Divine Comedy (Dante)
The Divine Comedy (Dante)
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The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
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Misery (Stephen King)
Misery (Stephen King)
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Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
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INTO THE WILD
INTO THE WILD
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
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The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds
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The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
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Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice
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Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
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A Doll's House
A Doll's House
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Finnegan's Wake
Finnegan's Wake
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The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
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A Rose for Emily (William Faulkner)
A Rose for Emily (William Faulkner)
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Twelve Years a Slave
Twelve Years a Slave
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Our Mutual Friend (Charles Dickens)
Our Mutual Friend (Charles Dickens)
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The Last Temptation of Christ (Nikos Kazantzakis)
The Last Temptation of Christ (Nikos Kazantzakis)
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Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped (Margot Lee Shetterly)
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