Books that an English literature student must read
Books that an English literature student must read

Books that an English literature student must read

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In this blog, I will show you Books that an English literature student must read book’s great list of this book.

Books with good literature :

1). Heart of Darkness :

Book short summary :

The book “Heart of Darkness” is written by famous English author, Joseph Conrad. The book is set in Africa, where the main character, Marlow, sails on a ship to find the source of the River Congo. On the way, he meets the mysterious Mr. Kurtz, who takes control of the territory and starts to act strange. Marlow tries to find out what is going on, but he can’t escape Mr. Kurtz’s control.

2). Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck :

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In John Steinbeck’s famous novel, Of Mice and Men, set in a small town in California, the main character, George, is employed as a farmhand at the farm of the Lomax brothers. At the time, the Lomax brothers are suffering from a disease that George’s family can’t afford to cure.

3). Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton :

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Alan Paton, an Afrikaner, wrote Cry the Beloved Country in response to the South African apartheid law that classified Coloured people as second-class citizens. Coloureds were excluded from many professions and could not live in all parts of the country, while Afrikaners were guaranteed full rights and access to all things. Paton’s story is set during the first two days of Passover in 1929, on which the Jews celebrate the liberation from Egyptian bondage. In this period

4). The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon :

The Shadow of the Wind is an amazing novel by Carlos Ruíz Zafón. It was published in 2007. This novel follows the journey of the old Gypsy Joxer and his two main companions, the blind boy and the blind dog, to find the gypsy’s daughter, Beatriz. The Shadow of the Wind is an amazing novel that has multiple layers to it.

5). Hard Times by Charles Dickens :

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In the first chapter of Hard Times, Charles Dickens uses his fictional character, Pip, to illustrate the state of the poor in England after the Industrial Revolution. Pip is poor. And as he tries to make ends meet, he struggles to understand how he “managed to get into such a scrape” as he puts it. His solution?

6). The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Book short summary :

In the first chapter of Hard Times, Charles Dickens uses his fictional character, Pip, to illustrate the state of the poor in England after the Industrial Revolution. Pip is poor. And as he tries to make ends meet, he struggles to understand how he “managed to get into such a scrape” as he puts it. His solution?

7).  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley :

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a classic dystopian novel that depicts the ideal society. It is a society where men and women are genetically engineered to be perfectly in tune with one another.  Everyone is given a number as they are entered into society and then assigned to a profession, such as mechanical or agricultural. People are completely dependent on the state and have no freedoms or opportunities for advancement.

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8). The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald :

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that focuses on the life of an American middle class youth, Jay Gatsby, who experiences a great decline in his life and finds himself at the starting point of an upward spiral, and the novel revolves around his relationship with three women, namely Daisy, Tom and Myrtle.

9). The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde :

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Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel that takes the issue of the decay of a person and the effects of the act of aging to an extreme. In the story, an artist captures the image of a young man and paints it as an older man. The older man is disgusted with his appearance and decides to end his life. The author writes, “It seemed to him that the sins of his youth were coming back to confront him, that the hideous face which.

10). 1984, by George Orwell :

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The book “1984” is by George Orwell who is best known for his novel, “Animal Farm” and “1984.” “1984” is a satire on the totalitarian state that is the modern world. It tells the story of Winston Smith, who has been imprisoned in a totalitarian society called Oceania. There, he works as a junior clerk in a totalitarian state called “Big Brother” and helps the Party in an attempt to restore order.

11). Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens :

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Charles Dickens is famous for his novels, of course, but many people know him best for his comic novels, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations. Great Expectations is perhaps his most famous novel.Dickens wrote a novel about young Pip’s desire to escape his humdrum life through the world of the theatre.*The novel begins with a quote from Mrs. *Barker on *Miss Havisham.

12). The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini :

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The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a young boy growing up in Afghanistan. Amir is raised by his father, Mullah Omar, an Afghani who is a revered spiritual leader and a political figure, who is often called “The Lion of Islam.” Amir is raised in a strict, traditional household where he is forbidden from playing with children his age. He is also expected to perform his duties to his father, including serving as the personal bodyguard.

13).  Emma, by Jane Austen :

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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a tale of two sisters living together, one of whom, Emma, has had an unhappy childhood. The other, Jane, has had the privileged upbringing of being raised by a mother who was very devoted to her children and very wealthy. The two sisters live together in a household in London, and their lives are intertwined. While not always pleasant, the two sisters are very close, and one of their main problems is how they both try to

14). The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien :

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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. The story of Bilbo Baggins and the adventure of the Hobbit in the Land of the Misty Mountains, where the forces of good and evil are gathering. Bilbo has just been moved to the Shire; but when he hears that the Ring has been found he decides to venture to the Lonely Mountain to destroy it, and to take the treasure that Sauron seeks.

15). To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee :

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. A book with a great moral lesson. A story of a young girl growing up in the deep south. The story of a family that experiences the racism, the segregation, the prejudices.To Kill a Mockingbird (1965) is a novel by Harper Lee. The book is widely regarded as one of the best novels of the 20th century.

16).  The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger :

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The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by American author J. D. Salinger. The book is considered to be a classic of American literature. Set in and around New York City in the 1950s, it tells the story of an alienated teenager named Holden Caulfield, who, at age 16, goes to live with his uncle and aunt after his parents divorce.

Conclusion :

It is the responsibility of all literature students to read the books they are assigned to read in their literature courses. The books should be read in order to have an understanding of the author’s craft, style, and thematic focus. It is essential that students use literature to gain a better understanding of the world in which we live and the people who inhabit it.

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