Saturday, January 17, 2015

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL READING LIST

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 
     towards an international library  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a beginner's guide to the best books of world literature -
     to understand the cultures of the world in the context of our time. 

[] JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL READING LIST

[] RECOMMENDED: 

● ROMEO & JULIET: William Shakespeare [Edward de Vere] (britain)
● GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Charles Dickens (britain)
● PERSUASION: Jane Austen (britain)
● ANIMAL FARM: George Orwell (britain)
● BELOVED: Toni Morrison (usa)
● MEMOIRS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● NO ONE WRITES TO THE COLONEL: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
THE GOOD EARTH: Pearl S Buck (china / america)
● … A MANY SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)
● THIRST FOR LOVE: Yukio Mishima (japan)


[] LIST: 

● THE TALES OF A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS: various unknown (middle east - china)
● FABLES: Aesop (libya)
● ROMEO & JULIET: William Shakespeare [Edward de Vere] (britain)
● GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: Jonathan Swift (britain)
● GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Charles Dickens (britain)
● PERSUASION: Jane Austen (britain)
● FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD: Thomas Hardy (britain)
● THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE: Robert Louis Stevenson (britain)
● ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Lewis Caroll (britain)
● ROBINSON CRUSOE: Daniel Defoe (britain)
● KIM: Rudyard Kipling (britain)
● FRANKENSTEIN: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (britain)
● DRACULA: Bram Stoker (britain)
● THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Arthur Conan Doyle (britain)
THE TIME MACHINE: H G Wells (britain)
● ANIMAL FARM: George Orwell (britain)
● BRAVE NEW WORLD: Aldous Huxley (britain)
● HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad (britain / poland)
● THE POWER AND THE GLORY: Graham Greene (britain)
● OF HUMAN BONDAGE: W Somerset Maugham (britain)
● A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Robert Bolt (britain)
● 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: Jules Verne (france)
● THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: Victor Hugo (france)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO: Alexandre Dumas (france)
● FAIRY TALES: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (germany)
● FAIRY TALES: Hans Christian Andersen (denmark)
● THE TRACK TO BRALGU: B Wongar (serbia / australia)
● ZORBA THE GREEK: Nikos Kazantzakis (greece)
● MEMED MY HAWK: Yashar Kemal (turkey)
● THE COSSACKS & other stories: Leo Tolstoi (russia)
● ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN IVANOVICH: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (russia)
● GITANJALI: Rabindranath Tagore (india)
● THE GUIDE: R K Narayan (india)
● A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS: V S Naipaul (trinidad)
● THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: Mark Twain (usa)
● THE PEARL: John Steinbeck (usa)
● BELOVED: Toni Morrison (usa)
● LOVE MEDICINE: Louise Erdrich (usa)
● MIDAQ ALLEY: Naguib Mehfouz (egypt)
● THE CHEAPEST NIGHTS: Yusuf Idis (egypt)
● THE WEDDING OF ZEIN: Tayeb Saleh (sudan)
● A GRAIN OF WHEAT: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● A WALK IN THE NIGHT: Alex la Guma (south africa)
● I WRITE WHAT I LIKE: Steve Biko (south africa)
● TWENTY POEMS OF LOVE AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● MEMOIRS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● NO ONE WRITES TO THE COLONEL: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
THE GOOD EARTH: Pearl S Buck (china / america)
● … A MANY SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)
● THIRST FOR LOVE: Yukio Mishima (japan)


© farouk asvat

composed: 2010 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Junior High School Reading List was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p128, 2016).

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