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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HACKETT CATHOLIC PREP ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 2017 SUMMER READING LIST

Students who are in English classes for next year have required summer reading.

Students should complete the assigned work(s) by the first day of classes for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

 

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE I

Required novel: The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton

HONORS COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE I

Required novel: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE II

Required novel: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

AMERICAN LITERATURE

Required novel: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE

Required novels: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 

                                Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Required works: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (the 1818 edition) 

                                Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Required works: The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman  

                               (the entire text, prologue, introduction, epilgue)

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE

Required works: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

                               Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

The following is a list of some recommended literary works to read in preparation for the College Board AP Exam offered in the spring of 2018

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines Beloved,

Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

Blue Highways – William Least Heat Moon

Cannery Row, East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

House of Spirits – Isabel Allende

Invisible Man – Ralph Waldo Ellison

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Jasmine – Bharati Mukherjee

Lives of Girls and Women – Alice Munroe

Meridian – Alice Walker

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

Ship of Fools – Katherine Anne Porter

Tess of the D’Urbervilles -Thomas Hardy

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

The Swamp Dwellers – Wole Soyinka

The Sweet Hereafter – Russell Banks

The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of A Lady, Daisy Miller – Henry James

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