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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

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

2. Gulliver'S Travels - everyone is 6' tall and cruel

3. Gerard Manley Hopkins

4. John Keats

5. Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow

6. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets

7. Alexander Pope

8. George Etherege 'The Man of Mode -' 1676

9. Vladimir Nabokov

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

11. William Congreve

12. Henry David Thoreau

13. Samuel Butler

14. T.E. Lawrence

15. Ezra Pound

16. The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

17. Daniel Defoe

18. Christopher Marlowe

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

20. Lawrence/Laurence Sterne

21. Rudyard Kipling

22. Sean O'Casey

23. Nathaniel Hawthorne

24. Oscar Wilde

25. Marcel Proust

26. Malcom Lowry

27. Virginia Woolf

28. First line of William Langland'S Piers Plowman

29. Robert Browning

30. Alfred - Lord Tennyson

31. James Boswell

32. John Donne

33. William Blake

34. Mansfield Park

35. Charlotte Bronte

36. Robert Louis Stevenson

37. John Henry - Cardinal Newman

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

39. Philip Sidney

40. Kate Chopin

41. 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.

42. Upton Sinclair

43. Honor de Balzac

44. Rainer Maria Rilke

45. Henry Fielding

46. Opening of Canterbury Tales

47. William Butler Yeats - The Lake Isle of Innisfree

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

49. Early English translator of Homer

50. Opening lines of Dryden'S Mae Flecknoe