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Required to read in your school years.

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by Gilgamesh, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh New Member

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    I know they were dreadful when they were forced upon you. But, I'm trying to make a reading list of these 'scholarly literature.' From 8th to 12th, even college years.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SeoulMan

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    Currently Reading:
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    8th to 12th grades:

    The Great Gatsby
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Lord of the Flies
    The King Must Die (by Mary Renault)
    The Pigman
    Ethan Frome
    A Separate Peace
    White Fang
    The Old Man and the Sea
    The Sun Also Rises
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    MacBeth
    Romeo & Juliet

    (I'm not going to list short stories...too numerous)

    There may have been more, but this is all I can remember.

    In 8th grade, we had to pick ten books from a huge list of 100 books (mostly teen books) and read them outside of class and write up a book report for each book. I can't remember a single book I read for that.
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    What I remember reading:

    Great Expectations
    MacBeth
    Romeo & Juliet
    The Tempest
    The Metamorphosis
    Call of the Wild

    Most of my high school years are a blur. ai5.photobucket.com_albums_y187_sparkchaser1998_smileys_1shifty.gif
     
  4. Gilgamesh

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    I know what you mean, that's why I aked.
    I remember:
    The Good Earth,
    Lost Horizon
    Canterbury Tales
    Scarlet Letter
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    We read selections from Canterbury Tales. Also some ransom Shakespeare's sonatas.

    I went to a shitty high school (New Castle Senior High hollah) so we read stuff out of those literature tomes. My sisters went to a Catholic school and this is some of the selections they read:

    Fahrenheit 451
    Lord of the Flies
    Scarlet Letter
    Animal Farm


    If I can ever trick an unsuspecting female into having my demon spawn, that kid's going to a private school.
     
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    I actually like those lit textbooks. LOL!
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    You know, I have a soft spot in my heart for them too. I keep an eye out for them in used book stores.
     
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    We read:

    Animal Farm
    1984
    A Separate Peace
    The Merchant of Venice
    Hamlet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Julius Caesar
    The Pearl

    That's all the required reading I can remember.
     
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    Odyssey.
    Romeo and Juliet.
    Merchant of Venice.
    Julius Caesar.
    Scarlet Letter.
    “Rappaccini's Daughter.” (And other short stories, but that one was my favorite, and still is.)
    Huckleberry Finn.
    All Quiet on the Western Front.
    The Great Gatsby.
    Grapes of Wrath.
    Of Mice and Men.
    The Pearl.
    Old Man and the Sea.
    To Kill a Mockingbird.
    Lord of the Flies.
    Brave New World.
    Stranger in a Strange Land.

    And a lot of things straight from the Great Books program, such as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Thomas Moore, Voltaire, Rousseau, and so forth that are still messing with my head (in a good way).
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    It's been a while since I was in HS, so let's see what I can remember

    The Odessy
    Great Expectiation
    Heart of Darkness
    Ethan Frome
    Scarlett Letter
    Death of a Salesmen
    The Sun Also Rises
    The Glass Menagerie
    The Great Gatsby
    a lot of Edgar Allen Poe
    a lot of Silvia Plath
    Inherit the Wind
    Cry, the Beloved Country

    I know I'm forgetting some
     
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    We read (and I quite enjoy ALL of them):

    Lord of the Flies
    Hamlet
    Day of the Triffids
    The Chrysalids
     
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    Some of these books were a big influence on getting me to read regularly.

    Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
    Tarzan of The Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
    The Assistant - Bernard Malamud
    The Odyssey - Homer
    Lord of The Flies - William Golding
    Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
    The Chosen - Chaim Potok
    The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
     
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    Don't go back and read Silas Marner. Oh God that was awful! I enjoyed all the books in high school except for that one.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. I'm reading it now, but eyeing for something else. :rolleyes:
    At least you liked some in high school; I hated them all.
     
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    Most of the ones already posted. In addition:

    The Stone Angel
    Mad Shadows
    The English Patient
     

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