I have to pick one of these books for my English class, which one is the most interesting? ?

A

Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (76, 00)

Adam Bede by George Eliot (06)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (80, 82, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 05, 06, 07, 08)

The Aeneid by Virgil (06)

Agnes of God by John Pielmeier (00)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (97, 02, 03, 08)

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (00, 04, 08)

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (00, 02, 04, 07, 08)

All My Sons by Arthur Miller (85, 90)

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (95, 96, 06, 07, 08)

America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan (95)

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (81, 82, 95, 03)

The American by Henry James (05, 07)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (80, 91, 99, 03, 04, 06, 08)

Another Country by James Baldwin (95)

Antigone by Sophocles (79, 80, 90, 94, 99, 03, 05)

Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (80, 91)

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler (94)

Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer (76)

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (78, 89, 90, 94, 01, 04, 06, 07)

As You Like It by William Shakespeare (92 05. 06)

Atonement by Ian McEwan (07)

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (02, 05)

The Awakening by Kate Chopin (87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 02, 04, 07)

B

"The Bear" by William Faulkner (94, 06)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (90, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07)

A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul (03)

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (89)

Billy Budd by Herman Melville (79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08)

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter (89, 97)

Black Boy by Richard Wright (06, 08)

Bleak House by Charles Dickens (94, 00, 04)

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (94, 96, 97, 99, 04, 05, 06, 08)

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (07)

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (95, 08)

Bone: A Novel by Fae M. Ng (03)

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan (06, 07)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (89, 05)

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (79)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevski (90, 08)

C

Candida by George Bernard Shaw (80)

Candide by Voltaire (80, 86, 87, 91, 95, 96, 04, 06)

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (06)

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter (85)

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (82, 85, 87, 89, 94, 01, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08)

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (01, 08)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (00)

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (94, 08)

The Centaur by John Updike (81)

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (94, 96, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 06, 07)

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (71, 77, 06, 07)

The Chosen by Chaim Potok (08)

"Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau (76)

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (06, 08)

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 05, 08)

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje (01)

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (85, 87, 91, 95, 96, 07)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski (76, 79, 80, 82, 88, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05)

"The Crisis" by Thomas Paine (76)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (71, 83, 86, 89, 04, 05)

D

Daisy Miller by Henry James (97, 03)

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (01)

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (78, 83, 06)

"The Dead" by James Joyce (97)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (86)

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (86, 88, 94, 03, 04, 05, 07)

Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty (97)

Desire under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill (81)

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (97)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (06)

The Diviners by Margaret Laurence (95)

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (79, 86, 99, 04)

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (71, 83, 87, 88, 95, 05)

The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnot (91)

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (01, 04, 06, 08)

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (03)

Dutchman by Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones (03, 06)

E

East of Eden by John Steinbeck (06)

Emma by Jane Austen (96, 08)

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (76, 80, 87, 99, 01, 07)

Equus by Peter Shaffer (92, 99, 00, 01, 08)

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (80, 85, 03, 05, 06, 07)

The Eumenides by Aeschylus (in The Orestia) (96)

F

The Fall by Albert Camus (81)

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (99, 04)

The Father by August Strindberg (01)

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (90)

Faust by Johann Goethe (02, 03)

The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton (76)

Fences by August Wilson (02, 03, 05)

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (03)

Fifth Business by Robertson Davis (00, 07)

The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (07)

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (03, 06)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (89, 00, 03, 06, 08)

G

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines (00)

A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee (04, 05)

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (00, 04)

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (71, 90, 94, 97, 99, 02, 08)

Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien (01, 06)

The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford (00)

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (95, 03, 06)

Great Expectations by Charles Dick

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It depends on what you like.

    Cat's Eye is interesting and relatively contemporary. It is kind of about "mean girls."

    Antigone is great, but it can be hard to read without some sort of assistance. Plus, it's better if you read the entire Oedipus Trilogy.

    Daisy Miller is short, and relatively easy.

    Frankenstein is good if you like scary.

    The Grapes of Wrath is good if you like history.

    The Crucible is good, but you need to do extra research on McCarthyism.

    I loved Atonement, plus the movie version is pretty similar. So you could read it and watch the movie.

    It really depends on what you like, so if you gave me some ideas I could be more help.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    As You Like It by William Shakespeare

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski

  • 1 decade ago

    This question is more up to the individual. William Faulkner may be a "great author" but I don't care for his works. There a multiple "Classics" is this list, Emma, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Frankenstein, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Don Quixote, Cold Mountain. So it is up to you to decide based upon your personal likes and dislikes what to read.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (01, 08). Or Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (03). Enjoy!

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  • 4 years ago

    A Doll's House

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    STAY AWAY FROM TOLSTOY!!!!! I read Anna Karenina in 6th grade and HATED it. Going After Cacciato is great, and Ethan Frome is good too. If you don't want to read forever, stay away from Hemingway, Steinbeck (esp. The Grapes of Wrath), and Dickens. They were paid by the word. The Cruicable is really good. Miller could be considered America's greatest playwright, and this is definately his opus.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I read the Age of Innocence, it was pretty good but kind of slow moving.

    Anna Karenina

    The Color Purple (haven't read, but the movie was great)

    Crime and Punishment

    The Crucible

    David Copperfield

    Emma

    Frankenstein

    Great Expectations

  • 1 decade ago

    frankenstein is really good :)

    it's actully not boring, which some of the books i'm forced to read at school tend to be.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think atonement is the best book i have ever read so i highly recommend that

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