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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. George Etherege 'The Man of Mode -' 1676






2. James Joyce






3. First line of The Iliad






4. John Milton






5. Edmund Spenser






6. John Donne






7. William Makepeace Thackeray






8. Ann Radcliffe






9. Samuel Langhorne Clemens






10. Edmund Spenser - 1590






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






12. Joseph Conrad






13. William Blake






14. John Henry - Cardinal Newman






15. Samuel Pepys






16. Allen Ginsberg - 'Howl'






17. Ben Jonson






18. Eric Arthur Blair






19. Thomas Carlyle






20. Nathaniel Hawthorne






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






22. Emerson - 'Self-Reliance'






23. Honor de Balzac






24. Edith Wharton






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






26. Virginia Woolf






27. Richard Wright






28. Emerson - 'Concord Hymn'






29. James Joyce






30. Anthony Trollope






31. Upton Sinclair






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






33. Robert Browning






34. John Donne






35. Emily Bronte






36. Final lines of Lycidas by Milton - pastoral elegy for Edward King - his colleague at Cambridge that drowned






37. Lord Byron






38. Charles Lamb






39. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray






40. John Fenimore Cooper






41. John Dryden






42. Alan Ginsberg






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






44. Sean O'Casey






45. 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.






46. Daniel Defoe






47. William Langland - search for the right way to salvation - controversial as it explores rebellion - revolution - social and religious issues






48. Washington Irving






49. Sir Walter Raleigh






50. Countee Cullen