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Recommended Readings

If you study literature, an essential part of your studies is reading around and beyond the courses you take. The following list is meant to provide you with some suggestions. We have attempted to select texts which are interesting, historically important or representative and, if possible, not too difficult. Be aware that, daunting as it may seem, this list is in fact highly selective and leaves out many great books. For comparable lists (and collections) of important texts, see the standard anthologies, such as the Norton Anthology of English Literature or The Heath Anthology of American Literature.