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An SAT Tutor's List of High School Reading From the 70s

Here is what I read in High School from 1969 to 1973 in a poorly rated school system in the Boston suburbs. The titles reflect assigned or required reading through The Count of Monte Cristo, which was assigned and read in French in French IV class. The remainder of the books after that were read on my own for pleasure during those four years. Along with innumerable poems and some short stories which I haven't documented, this is what English teachers made sure students read to get a good education some 45 years ago. My current students read approximately 4-5 assigned books a year. You do the math.
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Alas, Babylon
Alas, Babylon
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The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
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David Copperfield
David Copperfield
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
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9
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
11
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
12
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
14
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
15
Endgame
Endgame
16
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
17
Tess of the Durbervilles
Tess of the Durbervilles
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Villette (Charlotte Brontë)
Villette (Charlotte Brontë)
19
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
20
Babbitt
Babbitt
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21
Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)
Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)
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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
24
The Lottery
The Lottery
25
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
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Oedipus at Colonus by Sophacles
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophacles
27
Electra
Electra
28
The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh
29
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
30
The Crucible
The Crucible
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Mourning Becomes Electra
Mourning Becomes Electra
32
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part I
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33
Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)
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And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
35
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
36
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
38
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Ken Kesey)
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