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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

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1. T.S. Eliot'S The Waste Land

2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

3. Nathaniel Hawthorne

4. J. M. Synge

5. Langston Hughes

6. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

7. Jean Genet

8. Allen Ginsberg - 'Howl'

9. Club formed by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift - dedicated to the ridicule of folly/satire

10. Walt Whitman

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

12. Keat'S 'Ode to a Nightingale'

13. Nadine Gordimer

14. Virginia Woolf

15. Imaginary philosopher in Thomas Carlyle'S Sartur Resartus

16. Henry David Thoreau

17. First Englishwoman to publish a substantial volume of original poems (1611)

18. Isabel Archer confronts her destiny and finds it overwhelming. Inherits a large amount of money and is victim of Machiavellian scheme by two American expats - Gilbert Osmond and Madame Merle. Set mostly in Europe - esp. England and Italy. Pansy - Cas

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

20. Sense and Sensibility

21. Walt Whitman - 'Song of Myself'

22. Thoreau - 'Walden'

23. Robert Louis Stevenson

24. Gulliver'S Travels - utopian land of giants that highlights the failures of English goverment

25. Matthew Arnold'S Culture and Anarchy (sweetness and light originally coined by Jonathan Swift'S Battle of the Books)

26. Thomas Carlyle

27. William Dean Howells

28. John Henry - Cardinal Newman

29. William Congreve

30. Eugene O'Neill

31. Washington Irving

32. Samuel Butler

33. Emily Dickinson

34. Albert Camus

35. Richard Wright

36. T.S. Eliot 'The Hollow Men'

37. John Ruskin

38. Edmund Spenser - 1590

39. 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.

40. Gulliver'S Travels - Houyhnhnms' slaves - look like humans - idiots and violent - only governed by passionate and not reason

41. Gerard Manley Hopkins

42. Anthony Trollope

43. Bram Stoker

44. Ben Jonson

45. Edith Wharton

46. Andrew Marvell

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

48. Robert Browning

49. Mansfield Park

50. John Bunyan - 1684