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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

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1. William Blake

2. Chinua Achebe'S retelling of Nigerian independence

3. James Joyce

4. William Makepeace Thackeray

5. Alexander Pope'S The Rape of the Lock - 1717

6. 'The Way of the World' by William Congreve - 1700

7. William Blake

8. J. M. Synge

9. John Lydgate

10. First line of The Iliad

11. Ovid'S Metamorphoses - basis for Manciple'S tale in Canterbury Tales

12. In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred - Lord Tennyson

13. Keat'S 'Ode to a Nightingale'

14. Washington Irving

15. Philip Sidney

16. Andrew Marvell

17. Matthew Arnold

18. Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones

19. Richard Sheridan 'The School for Scandal' 1777

20. Last paragraph of James Joyce'S 'The Dead' from Dubliners

21. Jeffrey Aspern - Modeled after Lord Byron) as long-dead famous poet - biographer is trying to secure some papers from Aspern'S former mistress and homely daughter. Set in Venice.

22. Christopher Newman - good-hearted but gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe - looking for different world than the harsh world of 19th century American business. Mostly concerns his courting of a young widow from aristocratic Parisi

23. The legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century

24. Vladimir Nabokov

25. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

26. John Dryden

27. 'The Country Wife' by William Wycherley - 1675

28. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets

29. Thomas Carlyle

30. John Donne sermon - 'Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions'

31. Last lines of Walt Whitman'S 'Song of Myself'

32. Milly Theale - an American heiress stricken with a serious disease - and her impact on the people around her (Kate Croy - Merton Densher)

33. Arthur Rimbaud

34. John Milton

35. Eugene O'Neill

36. Robert Burns

37. D.H. Lawrence

38. Flannery O'Connor

39. John Donne sermon - 'Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions'

40. Mark Twain

41. John Lyle

42. John Fenimore Cooper

43. Winterbourne courts young - flirtatious - nouveau-riche American girl in Europe

44. Joseph Conrad

45. Northanger Abbey

46. Langston Hughes

47. Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow

48. Walt Whitman

49. Gulliver'S Travels - flying island where practical projects neglected and impractical projects pursued

50. Jonathan Swift