English Novels

2018-2019

All students must purchase these paperback novels for the course they are enrolled in for the 2018-19 school year. 

English I

  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt, Dial Press, 978-0812982855 (Summer Reading)
  • The Odyssey, Homer Trans. by Robert Fagles, Penguin, 978-0-14-026886-7 (First Semester)
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0486275574 (First Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, 978-0-8070-8369-7 (Second Semester) OR
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, 978-0345514400 (Second Semester)*
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8 (Second Semester)
  • Our Town, Thornton Wilder, HarperPerennial Classics Edition, 978-0060512637 (Second Semester)
  • Two student selected autobiographical/nonfiction/memoirs throughout the year.  List of choices will be provided and explained during class time.

*To be communicated with students on the first day of school.

Advanced English I

  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt, Dial Press, 978-0812982855 (Summer Reading)
  • The Odyssey, Homer Trans. by Robert Fagles, Penguin, 978-0-14-026886-7 (First Semester)
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0486275574 (First Semester)
  • Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0486292908 (First Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, 978-0-8070-8369-7 (Second Semester)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8 (Second Semester)
  • Our Town, Thornton Wilder, HarperPerennial Classics Edition, 978-0060512637 (Second Semester)

World Literature

Advanced World Literature

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)
  • One student-selected American classic from the listed canon (Second Semester)

AP English Literature

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, ISBN-10: 0743273567 (Summer Reading)
  • The Inferno by Dante ISBN-10: 0142437220 (first semester)
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN-10: 0393927938 (first semester)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare ISBN-10: 074347712X (second semester)
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, ISBN-10: 0679732764 (second semester)
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ISBN-10: 0156628708 (second semester)
  • Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, ISBN-10: 0143107607 (first semester)

Writing

  • Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg, ISBN: 978-1497442030
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, ISBN-0-7679-0289-0

Women in Literature

  • The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, ISBN: 978-0-312-42729-0

British Literature

  • Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library), ISBN-10: 0743477103 or ISBN-13: 978-0743477109
  • Being Dead: A Novel, by Jim Crace, ISBN-10: 0312275420 or ISBN-13: 978-0312275426
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (Dover Thrift Edition), ISBN-10: 0486282112 or ISBN-13: 978-0486282114

College Composition

  • All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy,  ISBN-10: 0679744398 (summer reading)
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri, ASIN: B003K16PBE (first semester)
  • The Round House, Louise Erdrich, ISBN-10: 0062357271 (first semester)
  • Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith, ISBN-10: 1555975844 (first semester)
  • Dystopian novel unit (first semester)

AP English Language

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, Modern Library, ISBN-10: 0375757376
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison; Vintage, ISBN-10: 1400033411
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, ISBN-10: 0767902890
  • The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western FrontierLibrary Series), John Rollin Ridge ISBN-10: 0806114290
  • The Awakening, Kate Chopin, Bedford/St. Martin’s (must have this edition), ISBN-10: 0312195753
  • All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy, Vintage, ISBN-10: 0679744398
  • Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell, ISBN-10: 9780316066419
  • 5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language 2019 (5 Steps to a 5 on the Ap English Language Exam), McGraw-Hill Education; ISBN-10: 1260122603, ISBN-13: 978-1260122602