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Title Author Years
Note: Each of the  listed titles have been mentioned as possible references for use on the AP Literature Open Question.  The years they are references are italicized following the title and author.

Absalom, Absalom  Faulkner 00, 07
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  Twain 82, 85, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 99, 05, 08
The Age of Innocence Wharton  97, 02, 05, 08
Agnes of God  Pielmeier 00,
Alias Grace  Atwood 00, 04, 06, 08
All My Sons  Miller 85, 90
All the King's Men  Warren 00, 02, 03, 04, 06, 08
All the Pretty Horses  McCarthy 96, 08
The American James  05, 07, 10
An American Tragedy Dreiser  82, 95, 03
Angle of Repose  Stegner 10
Anna Karenina  Tolstoy 91, 99, 02, 08
Another Country  Baldwin 95,10
Antigone Sophocles  90, 94, 99, 03
Anthony and Cleopatra  Shakespeare 91
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Richler 94
As I Lay Dying  Faulkner 90, 94, 01, 09
As You Like It  Shakespeare 05,10
Atonement McEwan 07,
The Awakening  Chopin 87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 02, 07,09
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man  Johnson 02, 05
The Bear  Faulkner 94
Beloved  Morrison 90, 99, 01, 03, 07, 09
Benito Cereno Melville 90,
Billy Budd  Melville 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 02, 05, 08
The Birthday Party  Pinter 95, 97
Bless Me, Ultima  Anaya 96, 97, 05
Bleak House  Dickens 95, 00, 09
The Blind Assassin Atwood 07,
The Bluest Eye  Morrison 95
The Bonesetter's Daughter  Tan 07,
Brave New World  Huxley 89, 05,10
The Brothers Karamazov  Dostoevsky 90, 08
Candide Voltaire  85, 87, 91, 96, 04, 06
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  Williams 00,
Catch-22 Heller 82, 85, 87, 89, 94, 01, 05, 08
Cat's Eye  Atwood 94, 09
The Centaur  Updike 81
Ceremony  Silko 94, 96, 97, 99, 01
The Cherry Orchard  Chekov 07, 09
Cold Mountain  Frazier 08,
The Color Purple Walker  91, 92, 94, 96, 97, 05, 08,09
Coming Through Slaughter  Ondaatije 01,
Crime and Punishment  Dostoevsky 82, 89, 96, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09,10
The Crossing  M Carthy 09,
The Crucible  Miller 83, 87, 05, 09
Cry, the Beloved Country Paton  85, 87, 91, 95, 96, 07
Daisy Miller  James 97
Dancing at the Lughnasa  Friel 01,
David Copperfield Dickens 83
The Dead  Joyce 97
The Death of Ivan Ilyich  Tolstoy 86
Death of a Salesman Miller  86, 88, 94, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Delta Wedding  Welty 97
Desire Under the Elms  Williams 81
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant  Tyler 97
The Diviners  Moody 95
Doctor Faustus  Marlowe 86, 99, 04, 06
The Dollmaker  Arnow 91
A Doll's House Ibsen  83, 87, 88, 95, 05, 09
Don Quixote  Cervantes 92, 01, 04, 06, 08
Dr. Zhivago Pasternal 10
Emma  Austen 96, 08
An Enemy of the People  Ibsen 87, 99, 01, 07
Equus Shaffer 92, 99, 00, 01, 08
Ethan Frome  Wharton 85, 03, 05, 07
The Eumenides Aeschylus 96
The Fall  Camus 81
A Farewell to Arms  Hemingway 91, 99, 09
Fathers and Sons  Turgenev 90,
The Father Strindberg  01,
Faust  Goethe 02, 03
Fences  Wilson 02, 03, 09
Fifth Business  Davies 00, 07
The Fixer  Malamud 07,
For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway  03,
Frankenstein Shelley  89, 00, 03, 08
A Gathering of Ghosts  Lewis 00,
A Gesture Life  Lee 04, 05, 06
The Glass Menagerie Williams  90, 94, 97, 99, 02, 08,09
Ghosts Ibsen  00, 04, 06
Going After Cacciato O'Brien 1
The Good Soldier  Madox 00,
The Golden Bowl  James 09,
Go Tell it on the Mountain Baldwin  88, 90, 05
The Grapes of Wrath  Steinbeck 81, 85, 87, 95, 09
Great Expectations  Dickens 88, 89, 92, 95, 96, 00, 01, 02, 04, 06, 07
The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald  82, 83, 88, 91, 92, 97, 00, 04, 06, 07
Gulliver's Travels  Swift 87, 89, 01, 04, 06
The Hairy Ape  O'Neill 89, 09
Hamlet  Shakespeare 88, 92, 93, 94, 97, 99, 00
The Handmaid's Tale  Atwood 92
Hard Times  Dickens 87, 90
Heart of Darkness  Conrad 91, 94, 96, 00, 01, 02, 0406, 09, 10
Hedda Gabler  Ibsen 92, 00, 02, 03
Henry IV Shakespeare  90, 08
Henry V Shakespeare  02,
Homecoming  Pinter 90,
House Made of Dawn  Momaday 95,
The House of Mirth Wharton  07,
The House of Seven Gables  Hawthorne 89,
In the Lake of the Woods O'Brien  00,
Invisible Man Ellison  82, 83, 85, 87, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 01, 04, 05, 06, 08 ,09,10
Jane Eyre  Bronte 88, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 01, 07,10
Jasmine  Mukerjee 99,10
J.B. MacLeish  81, 94
Joe Turner's Come and Gone Wilson  00, 04, 06
Joseph Andrews  Fielding 91
The Joy Luck Club Tan 97
Jude the Obscure  Hardy 85, 87, 91, 95, 09,10
Julius Caesar  Shakespeare 82, 97
The Jungle  Sinclair 87
King Lear Shakespeare  82, 89, 90, 96, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08,10
The Kite Runner  Hosseini 07, 08, 09
Lady Windermere's Fan  Wilde 09,
A Lesson Before Dying Gaines 99
Light in August  Faulkner 81, 82, 83, 85, 99, 03
The Little Foxes Hellman  85, 90,10
Long Day's Journey into the Night  O'Neill 90, 03, 07
Lord Jim  Conrad 82, 86, 00, 03, 07
Lord of the Flies Golding  85, 92
Love Medicine  Erdrich 95
The Loved One  Waugh 89
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock  Eliot 85
Lysistrata  Aristophanes 87
Madame Bovary Flaubert  85, 05, 09,10
Macbeth Shakespeare  83, 99, 03, 09
Main Street  Lewis 87
Major Barbara  Shaw 96, 04, 06
Mansfield Park  Austen 91
The Mayor of Castorbridge  Hardy 94, 99, 00, 02,10
Medea  Euripides 82, 92, 95, 01, 03
The Member of the Wedding  McCullers 97
The Merchant of Venice  Shakespeare 85, 91, 95, 02
The Metamorphosis Kafka 89
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Edwards  09,
Middlemarch  Eliot 95, 04, 05, 06, 07
A Midsummer Night's Dream  Shakespeare 91
The Mill on the Floss  Eliot 89, 92
The Misanthrope  Moliere 95, 08
Moby Dick  Melville 89, 94, 96, 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 09
Moll Flanders  DeFoe 86, 87, 95
Monkey Bridge  Cao 00,
The Moor's Last Sigh  Rushdie 07,
Mother Courage Brecht  85, 87
Mrs. Dalloway  Woolf 85, 87, 05, 07
Mrs. Warren's Profession  Shaw 87, 90, 95, 0
Much Ado About Nothing  Shakespeare 97
Murder in the Cathedral Eliot  85, 95
My Antonia Cather 10
The Namesake Lahiri  09,
Native Son Wright  82, 83, 85, 87, 95, 01
Native Speaker  Lee 99, 07
Nineteen Eighty-Four  Orwell 87, 94, 05, 09
No Exit  Sartre 86
Notes from the Underground  Dostoevsky 89
Obasan  Kogawa 94, 95, 04, 05, 06, 07,10
The Odyssey  Homer 86,10
Oedipus Rex  Sophocles 82, 00, 03, 04, 06
Of Mice and Men  Steinbeck 01,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  Kesey 01,
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Solzhenitsyn  05,10
One Hundred Years in Solitude Marquez 89
The Optimist's Daughter Welty 94
Orlando  Woolf 04, 06
Oresteia  Aeschylus 90
Othello Shakespeare  85, 88, 92, 95
The Other  Tryon 10
Our Mutual Friend  Dickens 90
Our Town  Wilder 86, 97, 09
Pale Fire  Nabokov 01,
Pamela  Richardson 86
Paradise Lost  Milton 85, 86,10
A Passage to India  Forster 88, 91, 92, 07
Pere Goriot DeBlazac  02,
Persuasion  Austen 90, 05, 07
Phedre  Racine  92, 03
The Piano Lesson  Wilson 96, 99, 07, 08
The Picture of Dorian Gray  Wilder 02,
The Plague  Camus 02, 09
Pnin  Nabokov 97
Poccho  Villarreal 02,
The Poisonwood Bible Kingslover 81, 86, 88, 96, 99, 04, 05, 06 ,09,10
A Portriat of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce 92, 96, 05
The Portrait of a Lady  James 92, 96, 05
The Power and the Glory  Greene 95
A Prayer for Owen Meany Irving
Pride and Prejudice Austen  83, 88, 92, 97, 08
Pygmalion  Shaw 92, 08
Ragtime  Doctorow 03, 07
A Raisin in the Sun  Hansberry 87, 90, 91, 94, 96, 99, 09
The Rape of the Lock  Pope 81
Romeo and Juliet  Shakespeare 90, 92, 97
The Road McCarthy 10
Robinson Crusoe  DeFoe 10
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Stoppard  81, 94, 00, 04, 05, 06,10
St. Joan Shaw 95
The Scarlet Letter  Hawthorne 83, 88, 94, 00, 04, 05, 06
Sent for You Yesterday  Wideman 03,
A Separate Peace  Knowles 82, 07
The Shipping News  Proulx 97
Silas Marner  Eliot 02,
Sister Carrie  Dreiser 87, 02, 04, 06,10
Sister of My Heart  Divakarani 10
Slaughterhouse Five  Vonnegut 91
Snow  Pamuk
Snow Falling on Cedars  Guterson 00,10
Song of Solomon  Morrison 81, 88, 96, 00
Sons and Lovers Lawrence 90
The Sound and the Fury  Faulkner 86, 97, 01, 04, 06, 08
The Stone Angel  Laurence 96
The Stranger  Camus 82, 86
A Streetcar Named Desire  Williams 91, 92, 01, 07, 08, 09
Sula Morrison  92, 97, 02, 04, 06, 08
The Sun Also Rises  Hemingway 85, 91, 95, 04, 05, 06
Surfacing  Atwood 05,
A Tale of Two Cities Dickens  82, 91, 08
Tartuffe Moliere 87
The Tempest  Shakespeare 96, 07,10
Tess of the D'Urbevilles  Hardy 82, 91, 03, 07
Their Eyes Were Watching God  Hurston 88, 90, 91, 96, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
The Things They Carried  O'Brien 04, 06
Things Fall Apart Achebe  91, 97, 03, 09,10
To the Lighthouse Woolf  86, 88
Tom Jones  Fielding 90, 00, 08
The Trial  Kafka 89, 00
Trifles Glaspell  00,
Tristam Shandy  Sterne 86
The Turn of the Screw  James 92, 94, 00, 02, 04, 06
Twelfth Night  Shakespeare 85, 94, 96
Typical American  Jen 05,
Uncle Tom's Cabin  Stowe 87
Victory  Conrad 83
Volpone  Jonson 83
Waiting for Godot  Beckett 85, 86, 89, 94, 01, 09
The Warden  Trollope 96
Washington Square  James 90
The Wasteland  Eliot 81
Watch on the Rhine Hellman 87
The Watch that Ends the Night  MacLennan 92
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Albee  88, 94, 00, 04, 06, 07
Wide Sargasso Sea Rhys  89, 92
Winter in the Blood  Welch 82, 89, 95
A Winter's Tale  Shakespeare 86, 89
Wise Blood O'Connor   82, 89, 95, 09
The Women of Brewster Place  Naylor 09,10
Woman Warrior  Kingston 01,
Wuthering Heights Bronte  82, 83, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 99, 01, 07, 08
The Zoo Story  Albee 01,

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