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Newland Archer, socialite May Wellend and her cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska The Age of Innocence by Wharton
"Hell is other people." Existentialist, Sartre. (When we think of ourselves we use the knowledge other people have of us.)
The 3 main characters sentenced to spend eternity together in a room they may never leave. No Exit by Sartre
"I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" also called "Daffodils" by Wordsworth
Wordsworth wrote Lyrical Ballads with him. Coleridge
The life and death of Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin, a clerk and copyist and clerk who needs a new coat, Works like a dog for one. Beaten and stolen coat. General berates him. He dies. His ghost haunts St. Petersburg taking coats. The Overcoat by Gogol (Dostoyevski said of Gogol's influence on Russian literature, "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'."
Gregor Samsa turns into a giant beetle. An apple thrown by his dad gets stuck in his back and kills him. The Metamorphosis by Kafka
Chilean poet who always wrote in green ink (power of vibration--hope). Pablo Neruda (pseudonym because his family did not approve of his occupation)
Life and Times of Michael K; Age of Iron; Disgrace; Waiting for the Barbarians, etc. South African, J.M. Coetzee (kut-SEE-uh). Nobel Prize in Literature--chronicled transition from Apartheid
Mother and children arrive in Auschwitz. She is forced by sadistic doctor (representing Mengele). She must choose which of them must die. Sophie's Choice by Styron
The Danzig Trilogy; The____ ______, Cat and Mouse, and Dog Years The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass who died Apr.13, 2015
Oskar Matzerath, in a mental hospital narrates story about self. On his 3rd birthday declares himself to retain stature of a child who will never grow up when father says he is going to be a grocer. He has a piercing shriek that can shatter glass. The Tin Drum by Grass
Great Northern Catskills and a dog named Wolf; 20 years of sleep because of a magic potion imbibed during a game of nine-pins. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
Katrina Van Tassel, Gunpowder the horse, Hessian soldier who lost head in Revolutionary War (the Headless Horseman), the teacher Ichabod Crane The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
After Oedipus her father has passed away. She returns to Thebes where both brothers have died. She defies her Uncle's law who declared him a traitor by burying her brother, Polyneices. Antigone by Sophocles
Chicago's South Side. Bigger Thomas smothers drunk Mary Dalton he assisted to her room in fear that her mother will discover him. Native Son by Richard Wright
Coleridge wrote Lyrical Ballads with him Wordsworth
Algernon Moncrieff who knows Jack Worthing as Ernest, Jack is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Manolin, a marlin, Santiago The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway
Journalist Jake Barnes in Paris (WWI vet), Lady Brett Ashley, Robert Cohn travel to Pamploma, fiesta, bullfighting The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
Lieutenant Frederic Henry, ambulance driver, serving in Italian army in WWI, English nurse's aide Catherine Barkley. Catherine bleeds to death after delivering their stillborn baby boy. A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway
Robert Jordan in International Brigades, Republican guerrilla fighters in Spanish Civil War. Instructed to dynamite bridge in Segovia. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway
The "House of God" the highest mountain in Africa, Harry and Helen on safari. The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemingway
Story of the bastille within. Monsieur and Madame Defarge. Charles Darnay, French nobleman, and Sydney Carton, and English barrister A Tale of Two Cities
The two main characters in A Tale of Two Cities Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton
Dystopian novel set in near future English society with subculture of extreme youth violence. State sets out to "redeem" Alex. Novella asks, "At what cost?" A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Droogs, Korova Milk Bar, Nadsat, Ludovico Technique, Alex A Clockwork Orange
"April is the cruelest month." is the first line. The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot (Thomas Stearnes)
Sanskrit, "Shantih, Shantih, Shantih" is the last line of this 434-line poem. The Wasteland
First stanza of this T.S. Eliot poem is "This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper." The Hollow Men
"Call me Ishmael." First line of Moby Dick
Tashteego Starbuck, Queequeg. Ahab nails gold doubloon to mast of Pequod It is promised to first man to sight the white whale Moby Dick
Impressed from another ship, The Rights of Man, to serve on the HMS Bellipotent, He accidentally kills John Claggart, the Master-at-Arms. Billy Budd by Melville
A Melville work. He is great copier and clerk with Nippers and Turkey in office but declines and decides that he "would prefer not to" do anything. Dies in prison, The Tombs. Bartleby, the Scrivener(: A Story of Wall Street)
Typee (:A Peep at Polynesian Life) on island of Nuku Hiva and sequel Omoo , Piazza Tales, and Benito Cereno. Melville
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair; Elemental Odes Neruda
Narrated by Nick Carraway, the neighbor. Tom and Daisy Buchanan The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
Long Island in 1922, town of West Egg, Jay Gatsby The Great Gatsby
Jordan Baker, golfer, the valley of ashes The Great Gatsby
the Duke and Dauphin, Pap, Jim, the Widow Douglas The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The "Royal Nunesuch" faux feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
McDougal's Cave, Becky Thatcher, Injun Joe, whitewashing a fence, Amy Lawrence The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Hank Morgan from Hartford transported to medieval England A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Twain
Tom Canty and Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII. First published in Canada The Prince and the Pauper--Twain
Jim Smiley, Dan'l Webster, Simon Wheeler The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County--Twain
Life on the Mississippi; Innocents Abroad novels by Twain
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Pudd'nhead Wilson Twain
Arthur Dimmesdale, father of illegitimate Pearl The Scarlet Letter--Hawthorne
Roger Chillingworth, Hester Prynne The Scarlet Letter--Hawthorne
The Pyncheon Family; Phoebe The House of Seven Gables by Hawthorne
A group of people leaving the Tabard Inn traveling to visit the shrine of Thomas a Beckett. They all tell stories The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Which Canterbury Tale?--Arcite and Palamone fight over Emily The Knight's Tale
Which Canterbury Tale?--What women desire most is power. The Wife of Bath's Tale
Which Canterbury Tale?--Chanticleer, the rooster, is almost eaten by a fox The Nun's Priest's Tale
Which Canterbury Tale?--three men set out to kill Death The Pardoner's Tale
Snowball, Boxer, Sugarcandy Mountain, "I will work harder." Animal Farm
"Shooting an Elephant" set in Burma where he was a police officer Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
Pierre Bezukhov marries Natasha and joins the Freemasons and believes he is supposed to kill Napoleon War and Peace by Tolstoy
the horse, Frou-Frou, Anna throws herself in front of a train Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
In the Nun's Priest's Tale, who is the rooster? Chanticleer
He dies while hanging curtains. Russian novel. The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Notes From Underground; The Idiot Dostoyevski
Virgil leads Dante through 9 circles of hell The Inferno
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Satan chews on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas " The Inferno
Name the three cantos in order of the Divine Comedy by Dante Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Beatrice, his love, guides Dante through Heaven Paradiso
Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Inspector Javert Les Miserables
Frollo, Esmeralda, and Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Hugo
Agnes Wickfield and Uriah Heep David Copperfield by Dickens
Please, Sir, I want some more." Oliver Twist by Dickens
Bill Sykes, Nancy, Fagin, the Artful Dodger Oliver Twist by Dickens
Oliver Twist was turned into what musical? Oliver!
Natasha Rostova and Pierre Bezukov who believes he is supposed to kill Napoleon War and Peace by Tolystoy
War and Peace (Tolstoy) set during his invasion of Russia Napoleon
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