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Enkele aanbevolen werken (gebaseerd op 'The Book of Great Books, A guide to 100 classics' van W. John Campbell)

Een mooie 'must read' lijst voor liefhebbers van Engelstalige literatuur! Veelvraat Shakespeare is vertegenwoordigd met 14 werken...

 

  • All the King’s Men: Robert Penn Warren
  • Animal Farm: George Orwell 
  • As I Lay Dying: William Faulkner 
  • As You Like It: William Shakespeare 
  • The Awakening: Kate Chopin 
  • Beowulf: anoniem
  • Billy Budd: Herman Melville
  • The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison 
  • Brave New World: Aldous Huxley 
  • The Call of the Wild: Jack London 
  • The Canterbury Tales: Geoffrey Chaucer 
  • Catch-22: Joseph Heller 
  • The Color Purple: Alice Walker 
  • The Crucible: Arthur Miller 
  • Daisy Miller: Henry James 
  • David Copperfield: Charles Dickens 
  • Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller 
  • Doctor Faustus: Christopher Marlowe 
  • Ethan Frome: Edith Wharton
  • A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway 
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls: Ernest Hemingway 
  • Frankenstein: Mary Shelley 
  • The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams 
  • The Good Earth: Pearl S. Buck 
  • The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck
  • Great Expectations: Charles Dickens 
  • The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • Gulliver’s Travels: Jonathan Swift 
  • Hamlet: William Shakespeare 
  • Hard Times: Charles Dickens 
  • Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad 
  • Henry IV, Part 1: William Shakespeare 
  • House Made of Dawn: N. Scott Momaday 
  • The House of the Seven Gables: Nathaniel Hawthorne 
  • Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain 
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou 
  • Invisible Man: Ralph Ellison
  • Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë 
  • The Joy Luck Club: Amy Tan 
  • Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare 
  • The Jungle: Upton Sinclair 
  • King Lear: William Shakespeare 
  • Light in August: William Faulkner 
  • Lord Jim: Joseph Conrad 
  • The Lord of the Flies: William Golding 
  • The Lord of the Rings: J. R. R. Tolkien 
  • Macbeth: William Shakespeare 
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge: Thomas Hardy 
  • The Merchant of Venice: William Shakespeare
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare 
  • Moby-Dick: Herman Melville 
  • Native Son: Richard Wright 
  • 1984: George Orwell 
  • Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck 
  • The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway
  • Oliver Twist: Charles Dickens 
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Ken Kesey 
  • Othello: William Shakespeare 
  • Paradise Lost: John Milton 
  • The Pearl: John Steinbeck
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: James Joyce 
  • Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen 
  • The Red Badge of Courage: Stephen Crane 
  • The Return of the Native: Thomas Hardy 
  • Richard III: William Shakespeare 
  • Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare 
  • The Scarlet Letter: Nathaniel Hawthorne 
  • A Separate Peace: John Knowles 
  • Silas Marner: George Eliot 
  • Sons and Lovers: D. H. Lawrence
  • The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner 
  • The Sun Also Rises: Ernest Hemingway 
  • The Taming of the Shrew: William Shakespeare 
  • The Tempest: William Shakespeare 
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Thomas Hardy 
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston 
  • Tom Sawyer: Mark Twain 
  • Treasure Island: Robert Louis Stevenson 
  • Twelfth Night: William Shakespeare 
  • Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett 
  • Walden: Henry David Thoreau

 

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