Literature Texts


All students must purchase these paperback novels for the course they are enrolled in for the 2017-18 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)
  • The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0-486-29765-1 (First Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, 978-0-8070-8369-7 (Second Semester)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8, $8.00 (Second Semester)
  • Two student selected autobiographical/nonfiction/memoirs throughout the year ~ List of choices will be provided and explained during class time.

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)

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)


  • 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

College Composition

  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte,  ISBN-13: 978-0393264876 (summer reading)
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri, ASIN: B003K16PBE
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, ISBN-10: 0679732764
  • Passing, Nella Larsen, ISBN-10: 0142437271

AP English Literature

  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky, ISBN-10: 0679734503 (Summer Reading)
  • The Inferno by Dante ISBN-10: 0142437220 (first semester)
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN-10: 0393927938 (first semester)
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, ISBN-10: 0321212983 (first semester)
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ISBN-10: 0451526805 (second semester)
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, ISBN-10: 0679732764 (second semester)
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ISBN-10: 0802132758 (second semester)
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ISBN-10: 0156628708 (second semester)