is another Victorian novel that is very frequently included on the AP Literature exam. It is considered a Victorian Bildungsroman, German for “Novel of Formation,” simply described as a coming-of-age story.
is probably one of the most versatile titles on this list because it addresses many of the Victorian-era genres of the novel, including satire, crime, Silver Fork, Newgate, Gothic, serial fiction, romance, politics, and history.
It relentlessly discusses slavery and racism and the hypocrisy of civilized society.
Consider the Mississippi River a symbol for remaining in the middle of the road on issues of race and use that to inform your reading of is universally accepted as an expansive, masterful work of fiction.
This is the most frequently referenced title on the AP English Literature reading list at 26 citations since 1971.
is a good example of Gothic Romanticism that deals heavily with questions of emotion and violence.
Read Dickens’ is a brutal play containing themes ranging from familial love and duty to anger and deception.
It’s a play that provides you with many different elements of story to discuss as well as elements of style.
Intellectualizing events, says Dostoevsky, keeps us imprisoned.
As the name tells us, Crime and Punishment and their relationship to each other are major themes in the story.