Sunday, January 4, 2009

New, Improved, and in Chronological Order

Periodically I'll do a booklist update. This one is very important because it turns out half this stuff was slightly out of order with respect to years and now I am fixing that.

Beowulf (700-1000 AD)
The Odyssey (we are not talking about this)
The Oresteia (458 BC)
The Divine Comedy (1308-1321)
Piers Plowman (1360-1387)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (late 1300s)
The Canterbury Tales (1380-1400 or so)
Everyman (late 1400s)
Le Morte d’Arthur (1485)
Utopia (1516)
"Defense of Poesy" (1581)
“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (158?)
“The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” (158?)
Tamburlaine (1587-88)
The Faerie Queen (1590)
Edward II (1592)
Amoretti (1595)
The Merchant of Venice (1596-98)
Romeo and Juliet (1597)
Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99)
Julius Caesar (1599)
As You Like It (1599-1600)
Othello (1603)
Volpone (1606)
Antony and Cleopatra (1606-7)
The Sonnets (1609)
The Tempest (1610)
Ben Jonson's Elegy to Shakespeare (1623)
John Donne's Holy Sonnets (1633)
John Donne's "Elegy 20" (1633)
John Donne's "The Bait" (1633)
John Donne's "The Flea" (1633)
Tartuffe (1664)
“To His Coy Mistress” (1650-52)
Paradise Lost (1667)
Pilgrim’s Progress (1678)
All for Love (1678)
Anne Bradstreet's “A Dialogue Between Old England and New” (1678)
Anne Bradstreet's “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (1678)
Anne Bradstreet's “The Author to Her Book" (1678)
Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Birth of One of Her Children” (1678)
The Way of the World (1700)
"A Description of a City Shower" (1710)
Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" (1711)
Alexander Pope's “Rape of the Lock,” (1712)
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Moll Flanders (1722)
Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
Alexander Pope's "The Dunciad" (1728)
"A Modest Proposal" (1729)
Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man" (1734)
Jonathan Edwards' “Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God” (1741)
Tom Jones (1749)
Tristam Shandy (1759)
Candide (1759)
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
She Stoops to Conquer (1771)
The Rivals (1775)
The School for Scandal (1777)
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789-94)
Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-93)
James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Mary Shelley's “Vindication of the Rights of Women” (1792)
Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
Samuel Coleridge's “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1797-98)
Samuel Coleridge's “Frost at Midnight” (1798)
William Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads (1800)
Faust (1806-1832)
William Wordsworth's “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” (1807)
William Wordsworth's“I Wandered Lonely as Cloud”(1807)
Walter Scott's “Marmion” (1808)
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Samuel Coleridge's “Kublai Khan” (1816)
John Keats' “Fall of Hyperion” (1817)
Percy Shelley's “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” (1817)
Childe Harold'd Pilgrimage (1818)
Percy Shelley's “Ozymandias” (1818)
Percy Shelley's “Ode to the West Wind” (1819)
Don Juan (1819)
John Keats' “To a Nightingale” (1819)
John Keats' “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819)
Percy Shelley's “Defence of Poetry” (1821)
Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia (1823)
Alfred Tennyson's “Lady of Shalott” (1832)
Alfred Tennyson's “Ulysses” (1833)
“Nature” (1836)
Oliver Twist (1837-39)
Robert Browning's “My Last Duchess” (1842)
Margaret Fuller's “Women In the Nineteenth Century” (1845)
Wuthering Heights (1847)
Vanity Fair (1847-48)
Alfred Tennyson's “In Memoriam, A.H.H.” (1849)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “Sonnets from the Portuguese” (1850)
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
House of the Seven Gables (1851)
Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny (1851)
Moby Dick (1851)
Emily Dickinson's “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (185?)
Emily Dickinson's “I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died” (185?)
Emily Dickinson's “I Felt a Funeral In my Brain” (185?)
Hard Times (1854)
Alfred Tennyson's “Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854)
Walden (1854)
Robert Browning's “Fra Lippo Lippi” (1855)
Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" (1855)
Walt Whitman's “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” (1855)
Bartleby the Scrivener (1856)
Madame Bovary (1856)
Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Mill on the Floss (1860)
Notes from the Underground (1864)
Walt Whitman's “Oh Captain, My Captain” (1865)
Crime and Punishment (1866)
Matthew Arnold's “Dover Beach” (1867)
Middlemarch (1871-72)
Portrait of a Lady (1881)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
The Bostonians (1886)
Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
Yellow Wallpaper (1892)
W.B. Yeats' "Lake Isle of Innisfree" (1893)
W.B. Yeats' “When You Are Old” (1893)
Arms and the Man (1894)
Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Heart of Darkness(1902)
The House of Mirth (1905)
Diaries of Adam and Eve (1906)
Is Shakespeare Dead? (1907)
Howard’s End (1910)
Death in Venice (1912)
Pgymalion (1912)
Duino Elegies (1912)
Ezra Pound's “In a Station of the Metro” (1913)
"The Dead" (1914)
"Araby" (1914)
Robert Frost's “After Apple Picking” (1914)
Robert Frost's "The Mending Wall" (1914)
The Metamorphosis (1915)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Robert Frost's "Birches" (1916)
W.B. Yeats' "Easter 1916" (1916)
Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” (1917)
T.S. Eliot's “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1917)
Ulysses (1918-1920)
This Side of Paradise (1920)
W.B. Yeats' "The Second Coming" (1920)
T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland" (1922)
Langston Hughes' "I, Too" (1922)
Sonnets to Orpheus (1922)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love Is Not All" (1923)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Conscientious Objector" (1923)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Time Offers No Relief" (1923)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's "I Will Put Chaos Into 14 Lines" (1923)
The Great Gatsby (1925)
Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
Langston Hughes' "Mother to Son" (1926)
Langston Hughes' “The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1926)
To the Lighthouse (1927)
A Room of One’s Own (1929)
The Sound and the Fury (1929)
“A Rose For Emily” (1930)
Brave New World (1931)
W.B. Yeats' "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop" (1933)
Robert Frost's "Design" (1936)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues" (1937)
Hills Like White Elephants (1938)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1938)
The Iceman Cometh (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939" (1939)
W.H. Auden's “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” (1940)
W.H. Auden's "Epitaph on a Tyrant" (1940)
A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1941)
T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" (1945)
George Orwell's “Politics and the English Language” (1946)
Waiting for Godot (1948-49)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
Dylan Thomas' “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” (1952)
Dylan Thomas' “A Child’s Christmas In Wales” (1955)
Lolita (1955)
D.H. Lawrence's “Why the Novel Matters”(1956)
W.H. Auden's "The More Loving One" (1957)
Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B" (1959)

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