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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

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1. Langston Hughes

2. Elizabeth Gaskell

3. Philip Sidney

4. Charles Lamb

5. Charles Dickens

6. John Ruskin

7. Thomas Macaulay

8. Rudyard Kipling

9. Miles and Flora seem to be haunted by ghost of their country estate'S former employees - Peter Quint and Miss Jessel. Told by their English governess

10. Gulliver'S Travels - unhappy immortals who wish they could die

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

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

13. Gerard Manley Hopkins

14. Ann Radcliffe

15. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

16. Alfred - Lord Tennyson

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

18. Samuel Butler

19. W.E.B. DuBois

20. George Orwell

21. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

23. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

24. Aeschylus. Agamemnon - Choephoroe - The Eumenides. About the cursed house of Atreus

25. Chinua Achebe'S retelling of Nigerian independence

26. Samuel Langhorne Clemens

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

28. Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow

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

30. Arthur Rimbaud

31. William Butler Yeats - The Lake Isle of Innisfree

32. Ovid'S Metamorphoses - basis for Romeo and Juliet - play in Midsummer Night'S Dream

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

34. Upton Sinclair

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

36. Lord Byron

37. George Eliot

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

39. The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

40. Vladimir Nabokov

41. Charlotte Bronte

42. John Gower - 1390 - treatment of a suffering lover

43. Northanger Abbey

44. William Dean Howells

45. Andrew Marvell

46. Ernest Hemingway

47. F. Scott Fitzgerald

48. William Makepeace Thackeray

49. Oscar Wilde - 'Ballad of Reading Goal' (written as Sebastian Melmoth)

50. D.H. Lawrence