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Old English Literature ( 7th – 12th century )


Middle English Literature ( 1100 – 1500)

Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

The renaissance (1485 – 1603)

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night´s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Aa You Like It

 The Civil War Period

John Milton: Paradise Lost ( 1667)

18th century

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver‘ s Travels
Henry Fielding: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
William Blake: The Chimney Sweeper    (Songs of Innocence)
William Wordsworth: Lyrical Ballads
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Prometheus Unbound
George Gordon Byron: Childe Harold´s Pilgrimage
Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders

19th century

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë: Wuthreing Heights
Walter Scott: Ivanhoe, Waverley
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
William M. Thackeray: Vanity Fair, The Book of Snobs
George Eliot (F): Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss
Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D’Urbevilles
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Canterville Ghost, The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Stories of Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World
Mary Shelley (F): Frankenstein
Abraham Stoker (Irish): Dracula
L.Carroll: Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass
Robert Luis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island
H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau

20th century

George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion
James Joyce: The Dubliners
Virginia Woolf (F): Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse
D.H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley´s Lover
T.S.Eliot: The Waste Land
Agatha Christie (F): Hercule Poirot, Death on the Nile, Ten Little Niggers, Mousetrap
John R.R.Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, Hobit
J.R.Kipling: The Jungle Books, Just So Stories
George Orwell: Animal Farm, 1984
Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim
Roald Dahl: The Big Friendly Giant, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Ted Hughes: The Iron Man, The Trunk
Sue Townsend: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
J.K.Rowling: Harry Potter
D.Lessing: The Grass is Singing
Graham Greene: The Quiet American
John Osborne: Look Back in Anger
David Lodge: Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Muriel Spark (F): The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


19th century

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter, The House of The Seven Gables
Edgar Alan Poe: The Raven
Herman Melville: Moby-Dick
Luisa May Alcott (F): Little Women, Little Men
Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass
Washington Irving: Rip van Vinkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper

20th century

Jack London: The White Fang, The Call of the Wild
Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, The Curious Case of  Benjamin Button
William Faulkner: As I lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury
Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom The Bell Tolls
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath
Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar named Desire, Orpheus Descending, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
J.D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
Stephen King: Misery, The Green Mile
Jack Kerouac: On the Road
George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire
Stephanie Meyer (F): The Twilight Saga
Lucy Maud Montgomery (F): Anne of Green Gables
Alan Jay Lerner: My Fair Lady (lyrics,  musical based on Pygmalion)
Leonore  Fleischer (F): Rain Man, The Kingfisher