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College books

Books that I read in college:
Novels:

  1. Joseph Andrews

  2. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

  3. Oliver Twist

  4. Silas Marner

  5. Lord of the flies

  6. Animal Farm

During the pre-master's:

  1. The Portrait of a Lady (got a general idea and I didn't finish reading the book)

  2. To the Lighthouse (got a general idea and I didn't finish reading the book)

  3. The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker.

Plays:

  1. As You Like It

  2. Merchant of Venice

  3. Twelfth Night

  4. King Lear

  5. Macbeth

  6. Othello

  7. A Doll's House

  8. Pygmalion

  9. Look Back in Anger

  10. The Entertainment

  11. Fences

  12. Death of a Salesman

During the pre-master's:
Ibsen:
* Ghosts
* An Enemy of the People
Shaw:
* The Devil's Disciple
Beckett:
*Waiting for Godot
Ionesco:
* The Chairs
Osofisan:
* The Oriki of a Grasshopper
Wilson:
* The Piano Lesson
Cleage:
* Flying West
Charles Fuller:
* A Soldier's Play

Short Stories:

  • Sonny's Blues

  • A Tell Tale Heart

  • The Black Cat

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Isn't Devil's Disciple Shaw? I took that in, oh, grade 10, I think.

I also read Peer Gynt and Enemy of the People, and then went on my own with Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder. I have mixed feelings about Peer Gynt. Something about the philosophy of the troll King... how a troll is "enough". A lifetime of mediocrity demonstrates I either should have heeded it, or ignored it.

Hi. I saw you on add_me, so I figured I'd see what you're about.
Yes, The Devil's Disciple is written by George Bernard Shaw. I love this play so much (。♥‿♥。) I actually made a presentation on this play with my colleague. My favorite quotation from the play is this “it is in the hour of trial that a man finds his true profession” Anderson is the one who said this quotation. I also liked this part when Dick Dudgeon took Anderson's place and went to prison. Dick Dudgeon is the same as Sydney Carton, when Carton took Charles Darnay's place in the guillotine, from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I love this novel too, I took it in Junior high, but I read the simplification, and I wanted to real the original book but knowing the end and especially Carton's death, I have mix feeling about reading the book, I cried so much when he died. So I need a lot of courage to open and read the book again. I might give the 3 plays that you wrote above a shot and read them, may be I will like them. Thank you for the recommendation!!
I had to read 'Lord of the flies' in High School and I did not like the book at all. I also had to read 'Animal Farm' and just skipped it. A few months ago I decided to give it a try and I ended up liking it, but from George Orwell, I prefer '1984', that is one amazing book.
Ah, 'The Tell Tale Heart' that was a junior high classic. Everybody had to read it. XD

High School books

laralbagoury

May 7 2015, 09:01:42 UTC 1 year ago Edited:  May 7 2015, 09:32:12 UTC

I like 'Lord of the flies' and 'Animal Farm', but I think that I liked them because of PhD. influence on me. I remember that I read almost every critical analysis about these novels in the most popular studying websites. And my efforts were rewarded I got full marks in the Quiz and excellent in the final exam (*^^*). I must admit that there were scenes in 'Lord of the Flies' that I didn't like but I liked the message of the novel and it's philosophy.

I didn't know anything about Edgar Allan Poe, The first time I heard about him was in the comparative literature class (4th year). We were reading his poem "The Raven" and we were comparing this poem with it's translation in Arabic.

The books that I studied in junior high and high school were simplified. I read 'The Prisoner of Zenda'; 'David Copperfield'; 'A Tale of Two Cities'; and 'Great Expectations'. And Shakespearean plays, some of these plays I studied them again in college, but in college I had to read the original text not the simplified one.