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5. The Victorian Age
47 – William Makepeace Thackeray, his life and works, a synopsis of Vanity Fair and Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair
48 – Charles Dickens, a synopsis of A Christmas Carol and Scrooge’s transformation from A Christmas Carol
49 – Charles Dickens, Ignorance and want from A Christmas Carol
50 – Charles Dickens, a synopsis of David Copperfield and Shall I ever forget those lessons? from David Copperfield
51 – Charles Dickens, Murdstone and Grinby’s warehouse from David Copperfield
52 – Charles Dickens, A man of realities from Hard Times
53 – Charlotte Brontë, Punishment from Jane Eyre
54 – 54 Charlotte Brontë, A dramatic incident from Jane Eyre
55 – Emily Brontë, Back to Wuthering Heights from Wuthering Heights
56 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, A flood of sunshine from The Scarlet Letter
57 – Herman Melville, Moby Dick from Moby-Dick
58 – Walt Whitman, I Hear America Singing
59 – 59 Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
60 – Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights – Wild Nights!
61 – EEmily Dickinson, I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
62 – William Shakespeare, Am I a coward? from Hamlet
63 – Emily Dickinson, As if the Sea should part; Time feels so vast that were it not
64 – George Eliot, her life and works, a synopsis of Middlemarch and Dorothea Brooke from Middlemarch
65 – Thomas Hardy, Angel and Tess in the garden from Tess of the D’Urbervilles
66 – Thomas Hardy, Tess’s execution from Tess of the D’Urbervilles
67 – Thomas Hardy, Jude and Sue from Jude the Obscure
68 – Robert Louis Stevenson, The Carew murder case from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
69 – Rudyard Kipling, a synopsis of Kim and Kim at an Indian railway station from Kim
70 – Oscar Wilde, A new hedonism from The Picture of Dorian Gray
71 – Oscar Wilde, The vital importance of being Earnest from The Importance of Being Earnest
72 – Oscar Wilde, The story of a hanging from The Ballad of Reading Gaol
73 – George Bernard Shaw, a synopsis of Arms and the Man and Reality versus romance from Arms and the Man
6. The Modern Age
74 – Siegfried Sassoon, A Soldier’s Declaration
75 – Isaac Rosenberg, Break of Day in the Trenches
76 – William Butler Yeats, When You Are Old
77 – William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree
78 – William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium
79 – Thomas Stearns Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
80 – Thomas Stearns Eliot, What the Thunder Said from The Waste Land
81 – Thomas Stearns Eliot, a synopsis of The Hollow Men and This is the dead land from The Hollow Men
82 – Thomas Stearns Eliot, Journey of the Magic
83 – Thomas Stearns Eliot, a synopsis of Four Quartets and Burnt Norton from Four Quartets
84 – Wystan Hugh Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts
85 – Wystan Hugh Auden, Funeral Blues
86 – Wystan Hugh Auden, September 1, 1939
87 – Wystan Hugh Auden, O Tell Me the Truth about Love
88 – Dylan Thomas, his life and works and The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
89 – Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill
90 – David Herbert Lawrence, The wind-swept ash-tree from Sons and Lovers
91 – David Herbert Lawrence, Paul meets Clara from Sons and Lovers
92 – David Herbert Lawrence, a synopsis of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Clifford and Connie from Lady Chatterley’s Lover
93 – David Herbert Lawrence, The wood from Lady Chatterley’s Lover
94 – Edward Morgan Forster, a synopsis of A Room with a View and Things unladylike from A Room with a View
95 – Edward Morgan Forster, Cecil’s proposal from A Room with a View
96 – Edward Morgan Forster, The echo from A Passage to India
97 – James Joyce, The Sisters from Dubliners
98 – James Joyce, Araby from Dubliners
99 – James Joyce, a synopsis of Ulysses and The funeral from Ulysses
100 – James Joyce, a synopsis of Finnegans Wake and Riverrun from Finnegans Wake
101 – Virginia Woolf, a synopsis of To the Lighthouse and My dear, stand still from To the Lighthouse
102 – Virginia Woolf, Lily Briscoe from To the Lighthouse
103 – Virginia Woolf, a synopsis of A Room of One’s Own and Shakespeare’s sister from A Room of One’s Own
104 – Aldous Huxley, his life and works, a synopsis of Brave New World and The conditioning centre from Brave New World
105 – Aldous Huxley, Mustapha Mond from Brave New World
106 – George Orwell, a synopsis of Animal Farm and Old Major’s speech from Animal Farm
107 – George Orwell, The execution from Animal Farm
108 – George Orwell, Newspeak from Nineteen Eighty-Four
109 – George Orwell, How can you control memory? from Nineteen Eighty-Four
110 – Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Boats against the current from The Great Gatsby
111 – Ernest Hemingway, Viva la pace! from A Farewell to Arms
112 – Ernest Hemingway, Catherine’s death from A Farewell to Arms
113 – Ernest Hemingway, a synopsis of The Old Man and the Sea and The marlin from The Old Man and the Sea
114 – Robert Frost, his life and works and The Road Not Taken
115 – Langston Hughes, I, too, sing America
116 – Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers
117 – John Steinbeck, Tom Joad’s speech from The Grapes of Wrath
7. The Present Age
118 – Philip Larkin, Poetry of Departures
119 – Ted Hughes, his life and works and Hawk Roosting
120 – Seamus Heaney, Personal Helicon
121 – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, his life and works, a synopsis of The Lord of the Rings and Gandalf and Frodo from The Lord of the Rings
122 – Doris Lessing, a synopsis of The Sweetest Dream and AIDS, a curse on us from The Sweetest Dream
123 – Bruce Chatwin, his life and works, a synopsis of In Patagonia and Chilean trucks and Chilenos from In Patagonia
124 – Angela Carter, her life and works and The Werewolf from The Bloody Chamber
125 – Ian McEwan, Majdanek from Black Dogs
126 – Ian McEwan, The force of adult hatred from Black Dogs
127 – Ian McEwan, a synopsis of Atonement and Briony’s crime from Atonement
128 – Ian McEwan, Easily torn, not easily mended from Atonement
129 – Samuel Beckett, We’ll come back tomorrow from Waiting for Godot
130 – Harold Pinter, his life and works, a synopsis of A Slight Ache and The matchseller from A Slight Ache
131 – Harold Pinter, a synopsis of The Caretaker and Looking for a room from The Caretaker
132 – Jack Kerouac, An ordinary bus trip from On the Road
133 – Don DeLillo, a synopsis of Underworld and The cosmology of waste from Underworld
134 – Nadine Gordimer, a synopsis of Burger’s Daughter and The donkey didn’t cry out from Burger’s Daughter