English Novels

All students must purchase these paperback novels for the course they are enrolled in for the 2016-17 school year.

 
English I & Advanced English I

  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Simon & Schuster, 978-1-4516-7331-9, $11.99 (Summer Reading)
  • The Odyssey, Homer Trans. by Robert Fagles, Penguin, 978-0-14-026886-7 (First Semester)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8, $8.00 (Second Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, Beacon Press, 978-0807083697, (Second Semester)
  • Two student selected autobiographical/nonfiction/memoirs throughout the year ~ List of choices will be provided and explained during class time.

World Literature

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini, Riverhead, 978-1594483851 (Summer Reading)
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Random House, 978-0385474542 (September)
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh, N.K. Sandars translation, Penguin, 978-0140441000 (October) NOTE: An electronic pdf copy will be provided on the Moodle Course page.
  • Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya, Signet, 978-0451528230 (November)
  • The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros, Vintage Books, 978-0-679-73477-2 (January)
  • The Iliad, Homer, Robert Fagles translation, Penguin, 978-0140445923 (January) NOTE: An electronic pdf copy will be provided on the Moodle Course page.
  • The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles, Robert Fagles translation, Penguin, 978-0140444254 (February)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, Random House Trade, 978-0812980356
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Folger, 978-0743477123 (April)
  • Four Great Plays of Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, R. Farquharson Sharp translation, Bantam, 978-0553212808 (May)

Advanced World Literature

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khalid Hosseini, Riverhead, 978-1594483851 (Summer Reading)
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, Signet, 978-0553212143 (August)
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Random House, 978-0385474542 (September)
  • Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya, Signet, 978-0451528230 (October)
  • The Iliad, Homer, Robert Fagles translation, Penguin,  0140445927 (January)
  • The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles, Robert Fagles translation, Penguin, 978-1439513736 (January)
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, Signet, 978-0451530578 (February)
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Folger, 978-0743477123 (March)
  • Four Great Plays of Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, R. Farquharson Sharp translation, Bantam, 978-0553212808 (April)
  • The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, Stanley Appelbaum translation, Dover, 978-0486290300 (May)
  • Alternative Texts (Dr. Himes will let you know if you will need these):
    -The Epic of Gilgamesh, N.K. Sandars translation, Penguin, 978-0140441000 (October)
    -Collected Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marquez, Gregory Rabassa translation, Harper, 978-0-06-093268-8 (May)

American Literature

  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 978-0316769488 (Summer Reading)
  • The Crucible, Arthur Miller, 978-0142437339 (First Semester)
  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 978-0142437261 (First Semester)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 978-0141321097 (First Semester)
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 978-0743273565 (Second Semester)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 978-0061120060 (Second Semester)
  • The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams, 978-0811214049 (Second Semester)

AP Language & American Literature

  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne - ISBN: 9781593082079 (first semester)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain - ISBN: 9781593081126 (first semester)
  • The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton - ISBN: 9781593081539 (first semester)
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald - ISBN: 9780743273565 (second semester)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston - ISBN: 978-0061120060 (second semester)

British Literature

  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, ISBN: 978-0393975420 (Summer Reading)
  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare, ISBN: 978-0393923261
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN: 978-0393927938
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, ISBN: 978-0156628709 (TBD; do not buy unless Mrs. Hirner confirms)

College Composition

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce, ISBN: 0-87773-375-9

AP English Literature

  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky, ISBN-10: 0679734503
  • Othello, William Shakespeare, ISBN-10: 0393976157
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN-10: 0393927938
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, ISBN-10: 0393975428
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, ISBN-10: 0321212983
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce, ISBN-10: 1497442036
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus, ISBN-10: 0679720200
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, ISBN-10: 0679732764