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Non-fiction Prose

  1. An Account of the Life and Writings of Mr. Abraham Cowley (Thomas Sprat, 1668; ed. J. E. Spingarn)
  2. Autobiography (Thomas Jefferson, 1821; Library of America)
  3. Biographia Literaria. Vol. I (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1817; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  4. Cape Cod (Henry Thoreau, 1865; Library of America)
  5. Characters of Shakespear's Plays (William Hazlitt, 1817)
  6. Civil Disobedience (Henry Thoreau, 1849)
  7. Coleridge (Walter Pater, 1865/80; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  8. Conjectures on Original Composition (Edward Young, 1759; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  9. Culture and Anarchy (Matthew Arnold, 1882)
  10. The Defence of Poesie (Sir Philip Sidney, 1595; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  11. Defence of Poetry (Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1821; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  12. Of Dramatic Poesie (John Dryden, 1668; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  13. Essays (Sir Francis Bacon, 1625; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  14. The Excellency of the English Tongue (Richard Carew of Anthony, 1614; ed. G. Gregory Smith)
  15. The Four Ages of Poetry (Thomas Love Peacock, 1820; ed. H. F. B. Brett-Smith)
  16. The Function of Criticism at the Present Time (Matthew Arnold, 1865; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  17. George Eliot (Leslie Stephen, 1902)
  18. The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry (John Dennis, 1704; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  19. Hydriotaphia. Urn-Burial (Sir Thomas Browne, 1658)
  20. Letter to a Friend (Sir Thomas Browne, 1672)
  21. Maine Woods (Henry Thoreau, 1864; Library of America)
  22. A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift, 1729)
  23. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass, 1845)
  24. On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin, 1859)
  25. Preface to Gondibert (1651/1673) (Sir William Davenant; ed. J. E. Spingarn)
  26. Preface to his Translation of Homer's Iliad (Alexander Pope, 1715; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  27. Preface to his Edition of Shakespeare's Plays (Samuel Johnson, 1765; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  28. Preface to Lyrical Ballads (William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  29. The Souls of Black Folk (W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903)
  30. Style (Walter Pater, 1888; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  31. The Subjection of Women (John Stuart Mill, 1869)
  32. Timber (Ben Jonson, 1640; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  33. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792)
  34. Walden or, Life in the Woods (Henry Thoreau, 1877; Library of America)
  35. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Henry Thoreau, 1849; Library of America)
  36. Wordsworth (Walter Pater, 1874; ed. Ian Lancashire)



  1. Representative Poetry On-line (Department of English 1912-; ed. Ian Lancashire and others: RPO below)

    Long Poems

  2. Absalom and Achitophel (John Dryden; RPO)
  3. Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (Percy Bysshe Shelley; RPO)
  4. An Anatomy of the World (John Donne; RPO)
  5. Andrea del Sarto (Robert Browning; RPO)
  6. Beowulf (Old English; Dictionary of Old English)
  7. Caliban upon Setebos (Robert Browning; RPO)
  8. The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer; RPO)
  9. Eloisa to Abelard (Alexander Pope; RPO)
  10. Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (Alexander Pope; RPO)
  11. An Essay on Criticism (Alexander Pope; RPO)
  12. An Essay on Man in Four Epistles: Epistle 1 (Alexander Pope; RPO)
  13. The Faerie Queene, Book I (Edmund Spenser; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  14. Fra Lippo Lippi (Robert Browning; RPO)
  15. The Hound of Heaven (Francis Thompson; RPO)
  16. The Hunting of the Snark (Lewis Carroll; RPO)
  17. Il Penseroso (John Milton; RPO)
  18. L'Allegro (John Milton; RPO)
  19. Lycidas (John Milton; RPO)
  20. Mac Flecknoe (John Dryden; RPO)
  21. Paradise Lost (John Milton; RPO)
  22. The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope; RPO)
  23. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge; RPO)
  24. Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm (Edward Fitzgerald; RPO)
  25. The Shepheardes Calender (Edmund Spenser; RPO)
  26. Town Eclogues (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; RPO)
  27. Troilus and Criseyde (Geoffrey Chaucer; RPO)
  28. The Wreck of the Deutschland (Gerard Manley Hopkins; RPO)

Prose Fiction

  1. Adam Bede, by George Eliot (1859)
  2. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (1865; Millennium Fulcrum)
  3. The Ambassadors, by Henry James (1903; Library of America)
  4. The American, by Henry James (1877; Library of America)
  5. Amos Barton, by George Eliot (1858)
  6. Anne of Avonlea, by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1909)
  7. Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1908)
  8. Anne of the Island, by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1915)
  9. Antiquary, by Walter Scott (1816)
  10. At the Back of the North Wind, by George Mac Donald (1870)
  11. Ayala's Angel, by Anthony Trollope (1881)
  12. Bartleby The Scrivener, by Herman Melville (1853)
  13. The Beasts of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1916)
  14. The Bride of Lammermoor, by Walter Scott (1819)
  15. Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903; Library of America)
  16. Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope (1864)
  17. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole (1764)
  18. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1844)
  19. Confidence, by Henry James (1879; Library of America)
  20. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1889; Library of America)
  21. Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell (1853)
  22. Daisy Miller, by Henry James (1879; Library of America)
  23. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens (1849-50)
  24. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  25. Dr. Wortle's School, by Anthony Trollope (1881)
  26. Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)
  27. Dubliners, by James Joyce (1914)
  28. Emma, by Jane Austen (1815)
  29. The Europeans, by Henry James (1878; Library of America)
  30. The Eustace Diamonds, by Anthony Trollope (1873)
  31. Fall of the House of Usher and Ligeia, by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
  32. Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy (1874)
  33. Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott (1884)
  34. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (1818)
  35. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens (1861)
  36. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
  37. Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift (1726)
  38. Hard Times, by Charles Dickens (1854)
  39. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (1902)
  40. Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915)
  41. House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)
  42. Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1884)
  43. Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1869; Library of America)
  44. An International Episode, by Henry James (1878; Library of America)
  45. Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott (1819)
  46. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë (1846)
  47. Joseph Andrews, by Henry Fielding (1742)
  48. Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy (1895)
  49. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (1894; The Century Co.)
  50. Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  51. Klondike Short Stories, Selected, by Jack London (1899-1910)
  52. Lady Anna, by Anthony Trollope (1874)
  53. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper (1826)
  54. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (1869)
  55. Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad (1907)
  56. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, by Stephen Crane (1893)
  57. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen (1814)
  58. The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1904)
  59. Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy (1886)
  60. Middlemarch, by George Eliot (1872)
  61. The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot (1860)
  62. Moby Dick, by Henry Melville (1851)
  63. Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe (1851)
  64. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins (1868)
  65. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens (1870)
  66. News from Nowhere, by William Morris (1894; Pocket)
  67. Nigger of the `Narcissus', by Joseph Conrad (1897)
  68. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens (1837-39)
  69. Our Mr. Wrenn, by Sinclair Lewis (1914)
  70. Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens (1865)
  71. Persuasion, by Jane Austen (1818)
  72. Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope (1869)
  73. Phineas Redux, by Anthony Trollope (1874)
  74. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  75. The Pit, by Frank Norris (1903)
  76. The Pilgrim's Progress [Part I], by John Bunyan (1678; ed. Ian Lancashire)
  77. The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James (1881; Library of America)
  78. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce (1916)
  79. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1813)
  80. A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1917)
  81. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1894)
  82. Rachel Ray, by Anthony Trollope (1863)
  83. Rasselas, by Samuel Johnson (1759)
  84. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane (1878)
  85. Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy (1878)
  86. The Rise of Silas Lapham, by William Dean Howells (1884)
  87. Roderick Hudson, by Henry James (1875; Library of America)
  88. Roughing It, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1872; Library of America)
  89. Ruth, by Elizabeth Gaskell (1853)
  90. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
  91. The Sea Wolf, by Jack London (1904; Library of America)
  92. The Secret Sharer, by Joseph Conrad (1912)
  93. Selected Stories, by Jack London (1911-1918; Library of America)
  94. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (1811)
  95. Summer, by Edith Wharton (1917)
  96. Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1914)
  97. Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy (1891)
  98. Thirteen Tales, by Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)
  99. This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
  100. Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll (1871; Millennium Fulcrum)
  101. Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding (1749)
  102. Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens; 1876)
  103. The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James (1898; Library of America)
  104. Twice-Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1844)
  105. Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)
  106. Washington Square, by Henry James (1880; Library of America)
  107. Watch and Ward, by Henry James (1871; Library of America)
  108. The Warden, by Anthony Trollope (1855)
  109. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1900)
  110. The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy (1887)
  111. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë (1847)

Texts are from original editions unless otherwise stated.