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The ancientsThe Oresteia: Agamemnon (Aeschylus), Antigone (Sophocles), The Cyclops, The Trojan Women and Medea (Euripides), The Birds (Aristophanes)

Plays of William Shakespeare … The Life of King Henry, Henry VIII, Richard II, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale

Operas … The Barber of Seville (Gioacchino Rossini), The Marriage of Figaro (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Carmen (Georges Bizet), Aida (Giuseppe Verdi), La Boheme and Madame Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini), The Pirates of Penzance (Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan)

Plays … Saint Joan and Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw), Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand), A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen), The Crucible (Arthur Miller), Desire under the Elms (Eugene O’Neill), Equus (Peter Shaffer), The Lesson (Eugene Ionesco), The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams), Murder in the Cathedral (T.S. Eliot)

Short stories by ... O. Henry, John Updike, Katherine Mansfield, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Brete Harte, Shirley Jackson, Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O’Connor, Isak Dinesen, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Heinrich Boll

Novels … Twenty-Thousand Leagues under the Sea (Jules Verne), Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson), War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy), Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen), A Room with a View (E.M. Forster), The Sea-Wolf (Jack London), Shane (Jack Schaefer), Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo), Billy Budd (Herman Melville), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Eugene O’Neill), The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton), The Devil’s Dictionary(Ambrose Bierce), The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis), Life with Father and Life with Mother (Clarence Day), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson), Dracula (Bram Stoker), Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie), The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells), The Caves of Steel (Isaac Asimov), Dune (Frank Herbert), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway), Crime and Punishment (Fedor Dostoevski), The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger), Exodus (Leon Uris), The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), Getting Used to Dying (Zhang Xianliang), All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque), Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton), Patriot Games (Tom Clancy), The Stand (Stephen King), Crossing to Safety (Wallace Stegner), The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe), The Firm (John Grisham)

Children’s classics … Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White), The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling), The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame), A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum), The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett), Matilda (Roald Dahl), Stone Fox (John Reynolds Gardner), Ramona the Pest (Beverly Cleary), Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls), Hatchet (Gary Paulsen), Anpao An American Odyssey (Jamake Highwater), Sounder (William H. Armstrong), Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell), Zeely (Virginia Hamilton), A Day No Pigs Would Die (Robert Newton Peck), The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Elizabeth George Speare), The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter), Sing Down the Moon (Scott O’Dell)

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