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Twelfth Grade Reading List

Austen, Jane

Sense and Sensibility; Emma; Pride and Prejudice

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward

The Last Days of Pompeii

Butler, Samuel

The Way of All Flesh; Erehwon

Camus, Albert

The Stranger

Conrad, Joseph

 Nostromo; Lord Jim; Victory; Heart of Darkness

Defoe, Daniel

Moll Flanders

Dickens, Charles

The Pickwick Papers; The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Eliot, George

Middlemarch; Silas Marner; Adam Bede

Flaubert, Gustav

Madame Bovary

Forster, E.M.

Passage to India; Howard’s End; Maurice; A Room with a View

Goldsmith, Oliver

The Vicar of Wakefield; She Stoops to Conquer (play)

Hardy, Thomas


The Return of the Native;

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Heller, Joseph


Hudson, William H.

Green Mansions

Hugo, Victor

Les Miserables

Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World

Joyce, James

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses

Kafka, Franz


Lawrence, D.H.

Sons and Lovers; Women in Love

Maugham, William Somerset

Of Human Bondage

Milton, John

Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained

Paton, Alan

Cry, the Beloved Country


The Republic; The Last Days of Socrates

Rhys, Jean

Wide Sargasso Sea

Richardson, Samuel


Sartre, Jean-Paul

No Exit

Scott, Sir Walter


Shakespeare, William

Hamlet; Othello; The Tempest


The Oedipus Cycle of plays

Sterne, Laurence

Tristam Shandy

Stewart, Mary

The Hollow Hills; The Crystal Cave; The Wicked Day; The Last Enchantment

Stoker, Bram

Dracula  (it’s different from the movie!)

Thackeray, William Makepeace

Vanity Fair

Tolstoi, Leo

War and Peace

White, T.H.

The Once and Future King

Wilde, Oscar

The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Importance of Being Earnest (play)

Woolf, Virginia

Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse; A Room of One’s Own