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Clement C. Moore

"The Night Before Christmas" poem (1823)

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Eugene O'Neill

The Iceman Cometh play (1946)

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everyone is waiting on an important arrival of Theodore "Hickey" Hickman at the hotel/saloon

The Iceman Cometh play (1946)

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Thorton Wilder

Our Town play (1938)

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Romance and marriage of George Gibbs and other average town citizens in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire

Our Town play (1938)

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uses no set or props

Our Town play (1938)

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Henry Wadsworth

"Paul Revere's Ride" poem (1860)

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James Matthew Barrie

Peter Pan (1904)

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the national poet in Britain. Such names as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wordsworth, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Composes official poetry for public occasions or the king/queen's birthday.

poet laureate

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George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion play (1912)

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based on Greek story of _____ falling in love with the statue of a woman, which then came to life

Pygmalion play (1912)

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Henry Higgins trains Eliza Doolittle to act and speak like a lady

Pygmalion play (1912)

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Ayn Rand

Fountainhead (1943)

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Howard Roark, based on Frank Lloyd Wright

Fountainhead (1943)

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Gary Cooper played Howard Roark in the 1949 film

Fountainhead (1943)

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Genius architect struggles to maintain his integrity (modern architecture) in the face of pressure towards mediocrity (traditional architecture)

Fountainhead (1943)

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Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged (1957)

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John Galt

Atlas Shrugged (1957)

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dystopian US where society's wealthiest citizens refuse high taxes and shut down their industries.

Atlas Shrugged (1957)

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Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

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Private Henry Fleming

The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

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a young man whose romantic notions of heroism in combat are shattered when he fights in the Civil War, is brave

The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

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Alex Haley

Roots (1976)

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traces a black American man's heritage to Africa, where his ancestors had been captured and sold as slaves.

Roots (1976)

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Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses (1988)

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caused a huge backlash in Muslim community, including a death sentence from Ayatollah Khomeini for the author

The Satanic Verses (1988)

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controversial book in which 2 Indian actors are transformed into archangel and devil after a plane bombing

The Satanic Verses (1988)

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Sir Walter Scott

Ivanhoe (1819)

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Robin Hood helps King Richard I (dressed as the black knight) rescue this title knight and Rowena

Ivanhoe (1819)

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title character is torn between Rebecca and the Saxon Lady Rowena, marries Rowena

Ivanhoe (1819)

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features Robin Hood and Friar Tuck

Ivanhoe (1819)

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James Thurber

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" story (1939)

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a husband constantly leads a boring life; imagines himself in extraordinary situations like a heroic pilot during wartime, a world-famous surgeon, and a soldier who can face a firing squad without fear.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" story (1939)

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James Hilton

Lost Horizon (1933)

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contains the fictional Tibetan land of eternal youth Shangri-La

Lost Horizon (1933)

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John Steinbeck

East of Eden (1952)

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story of good and evil featuring The Trasks and the Hamiltons

East of Eden (1952)

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Salinas Valley in California

East of Eden (1952)

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After killing Abel, Cain was banished to "Nod" located ____

East of Eden (1952)

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later made into a movie in James Dean's debut, & directed by Elia Kazan

East of Eden (1952)

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book of children's poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Child's Garden of Verses (1885)

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musical based on "The Taming of the Shrew", title comes from a line in that play

Kiss Me, Kate play (1949)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan novels (1912-1965)

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Mark Twain memoirs where he recounts learning to pilot steamboats

Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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Edward VI was the prince

The Prince and the Pauper (1881)

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rich kid and a poor kid trade places

The Prince and the Pauper (1881)

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William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair (1847)

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Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous woman, gains wealth and influence by her cleverness

Vanity Fair (1847)

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made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon

Vanity Fair (1847)

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Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle (1963)

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named after a kid's game, but deals with the end of life on Earth

Cat's Cradle (1963)

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Alice Walker

The Color Purple (1982)

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Oprah Winfrey made her film debut in a movie based on this novel, also became a Broadway play

The Color Purple (1982)

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T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land poem (1922)

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Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence (1920)

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In 1870's New York society, Newland Archer marries May Welland, but falls in love with Ellen Olenska

The Age of Innocence (1920)

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later made into a movie starring Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder, and Michelle Pheifer, directed by Margin Scorsese

The Age of Innocence (1920)

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Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

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Oscar Wilde

"The Importance of Being Earnest" play (1895)

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comedy about their use of this fake first name

"The Importance of Being Earnest" play (1895)

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later made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, and Colin Firth

"The Importance of Being Earnest" play (1895)

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Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie play (1944)

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refers to Laura Wingfield's collection of animal figurines, the "Gentlemen Caller" Jim accidentally breaks the horn off her prized unicorn while dancing with her

The Glass Menagerie play (1944)

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made into a movie starring Katharine Hepburn

The Glass Menagerie play (1944)

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Amanda, Tom, & the fragile Laura Wingfield

The Glass Menagerie play (1944)

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Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire play (1947)

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Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof play (1955)

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Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon and Brick his son, and Maggie the "Cat", Brick's wife, family members fight for Big Daddy's money

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof play (1955)

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later made into a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof play (1955)

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means to be extremely nervous or agitated

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof play (1955)

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Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows (1908)

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Mr. Toad, Mole, Rat, and their friend Badger

The Wind in the Willows (1908)

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Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)

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Edmond Dantes

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)

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a man is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and gets revenge on those who wronged him (but things go badly for the innocent as well as the guilty)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)

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man is imprisoned in Chateau 'If for carrying letters from Elba to Paris for Napoleon

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)

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Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers (1844)

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Athos, Porthos, and Aramis (and then d'Artagnan)

The Three Musketeers (1844)

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Communist Manifesto (1848)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment (1866)

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Raskolnikov

Crime and Punishment (1866)

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impoverished ex-student formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker (and her sister) with an axe for her cash, justifies it by using cash for good and to prove that people are capable of murder, tortures him but he eventually confesses

Crime and Punishment (1866)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot (1868)

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innocent and naive Prince Myshkin suffers from epilepsy, loves two women, disaster happens, goes back to the sanatorium

The Idiot (1868)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky, died shortly after

The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

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unhappy sons with distant father, one of them kills him

The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

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Alyosha, Ivan (the good one), Dmitri (falsely accused) & Smerdyakov (killed him)

The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

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John Kennedy Toole, received a posthumous Pullitzer after committing suicide

A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)

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Ignatius J. Reilly is an educated but slothful 30 year old man who lives with his mother in New Orleans

A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)

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Elie Wiesel

Night (1955)

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part of trilogy of Holocaust memoirs from a concentration camp survivor

Night (1955)

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William Golding

Lord of the Flies (1954)

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden (1911)

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Marry Lennox finds a key that opens the Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1911)

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E.B. White

Charlotte's Web (1952)

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pig becomes friends with a spider, spider saves pig, spider dies

Charlotte's Web (1952)

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E.B. White

Stuart Little (1945)

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Gason Leroux

Phantom of the Opera novel (1910)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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Christine

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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The Opera Ghost loves Christine, lurks in a lake underneath the Paris Opera House

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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longest running show in Broadway history

Phantom of the Opera play (1986)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cats play (1981)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesus Christ Superstar play (1971)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Evita play (1976)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1973)

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Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)

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Quasimodo love Esmeralda, she loves a soldier, she is executed, he dies of starvation next to her corpse

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)

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Jane Austen

Mansfield Park (1814)

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Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey (1817)

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Jane Austen

Persuasion (1818)

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Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

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Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to burn books

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

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"It was a pleasure to burn"

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)