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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

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1. Marcel Proust

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

3. Gerard Manley Hopkins

4. James Joyce

5. T.E. Lawrence

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

7. Ben Jonson

8. Northanger Abbey

9. Walt Whitman - 'Song of Myself'

10. Washington Irving

11. Arthur Rimbaud

12. W.E.B. DuBois

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

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

15. Emily Dickinson

16. Horace Walpole

17. Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

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

20. Ann Radcliffe

21. Thoreau - 'Walden'

22. Upton Sinclair

23. Anthony Trollope

24. 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.

25. John Ruskin

26. D.H. Lawrence

27. T.S. Eliot

28. James Joyce

29. Sean O'Casey

30. Sir Thomas Malory; one of first books printed in England

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

32. Vladimir Nabokov

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

34. Robert Herrick

35. Edmund Spenser

36. Thomas More - early 1500s - humanism

37. Goethe

38. First line of William Langland'S Piers Plowman

39. Albert Camus

40. Opening lines of Dryden'S Mae Flecknoe

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

42. William Dean Howells

43. Flannery O'Connor

44. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets

45. Joseph Conrad

46. Eugene O'Neill

47. Salman Rushdie

48. John Stuart Mill

49. Early English translator of Homer

50. Henry David Thoreau