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MAT Literary Figures and Characters

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 1547-1616
1st modern european novel

Don Quixote
Jane Austen 1775-1817
novels of manners and middle class English society

Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Lord George Gordon Byron 1788-1824
Romantic movement; Byronic hero

Don Juan
classic poetry
Mary Shelley 1797-1851
Romantic novelist
sister to Percy Shelley

The Last Man
Emily Bronte 1818-1848
Victorian novelist

Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855
Victorian novelist

Jane Eyre
Joseph Conrad 1857-1924
English post-colonial novelist

Lord Jim
Heart of Darkness
V S Naipaul 1932-
English post-colonial novelist

Enigma of Arrival
House for Mr. Biswas
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900
English novelist, dramatist and social critic
The Importance of Being Earnest
Picture of Dorian Gray
Charles Dickens 1812-1870
English novelist
Great Expectations
Oliver Twist
D H Lawrence 1885-1930
English novelist
Lady Chatterley's Lover
The Rainbow
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
American transcendentalist
The Scarlet Letter
House of the Seven Gables
Rappaccini's Daughter
Herman Melville 1819-1891
American transcendentalist
Moby Dick
Billy Bud
Aleksandr Isayevitch Solzhenitsyn 1918-2008
Russian novelist and social critic
The Gulag Archipelago
Vladimir Nabokov 1899-1977
Russian novelist
Invitation to a Beheading
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910
Russian novelist
War and Peace
Anna Karenina
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821-1881
Russian novelist
Crime and Punishment
Notes from the Underground
George Eliot (Mary Ann or Marian Evans) 1819-1880
English author
Daniel Deronda
Mill on the Floss
Gustave Flaubert 1821-1880
French novelist
Madame Bovary
Franz Kafka 1883-1924
Existentialist novelist
The Metamorphosis
The Castle
Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896
American novelist
abolitionist movement
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) 1835-1910
American novelist, essayist and satrist
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
William Faulkner 1897-1962
American author (southern)
The Sound and the Fury
Absalom! Absalom!
Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961
lean prose
masculine themes and characters
A Farewell to Arms
The Old Man and the Sea
James Joyce 1882-1941
Irish novelist
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
Sinclair Lewis 1885-1951
American novelist and social critic
Elmer Gantry
Henry Miller 1891-1980
American novelist
The Tropic of Cancer
The Tropic of Capricorn
Upton Sinclair 1878-1968
American novelist and social critic
The Jungle
Gertrude Stein 1874-1946
American modernist author
3 Lives
Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
Modernist novelist and feminist
A Room of One's Own
To the Lighthouse
Alice Walker 1944-
American novelist
The Color Purple
Possessing the Secrets of Joy
John Steinbeck 1902-1968
American novelist
life of the American worker
Grapes of Wrath
Cannery Row
J D Salinger 1919-2010
American writer (reclusive)
Catcher in the Rye
Franny and Zooey
Thomas Pynchon 1937-
American novelist (reclusive)
Gravity's Rainbow
The Crying of Lot 49
Toni Morrison 1931-
American novelist
The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon
Harper Lee 1926-
American writer
To Kill A Mockingbird
Zora Neale Hurston 1901-1960
American novelist and folklorist
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Tell My Horse
Nadine Gordimer 1923-
South African novelist
A Sport of Nature
William Burroughs
Naked Lunch
Diane Di Prima
Memiors of a Beatnik
John Updike
The Witches of Eastwick
Joseph Heller
Washington Irving
The History of New York
Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Anton Chekhov
The Three Sisters
Victor Hugo
Les Miserables
James Baldwin 1924-1987
American poet and novelist
The Fire Next Time
Sylvia Plath 1932-1963
American poet and novelist
The Bell Jar
Jack Kerouac 1922-1969
American Beat poet and novelist
Dharma Bums
On the Road
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) 43-18 BCE
Erotic verse
Love's Remedy
Sappho c. 612 BCE
Greek poetry
Verse fragments
Virgil (Publius Vegiluis Maro) 70-19 BCE
Pastoral poem
civic virtue
The Aeneid
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321
Modern European literature
"terza rima"-rhyme in threes
The Inferno
Divine Comedy
Francesco Petrarch 1304-1374
love poetry
The Canzoniere
John Milton 1608-1674
Puritan poet
allegorical religious epics
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Jean Racine 1639-1699
Lyric poetry based on Greek and Roman literature
Bernice and Phaedre
Alexander Pope 1688-1744
The Rape of the Lock
The Dunciad
William Blake 1757-1827
Poet/Visual artist
Neoclassical convention
Songs of the Innocence
Songs of Experience
William Wordsworth 1770-1850
English romantic poet
nature poetry
The Prelude
Lyrical Ballads
Poems Chiefly of Early and Late Years
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792-1822
Romantic poet
Metaphor and Metrical form
brother to Mary Shelley
John Keats 1795-1821
Romantic poet
On a Grecian Urn
Charles Baudelaire 1821-1867
French symbolist poet
Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal)
Robert Browning 1812-1889
English poet
married to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Bells and Pomegranates
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861
English poet
married to Robert Browning
Aurora Leigh
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
American poet
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Christina 1830-1894
English poet
Goblin Market
Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
American transcendentalist
Fall of the House of Usher
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Raven
The Purloined Letter
Walt Whitman 1819-1892
American poet
Leaves of Grass
Song of Myself
e.e. cummings 1894-1962
Non-traditional forms of poetry
Tulips and Chimneys
Robert Frost 1874-1963
American poet
The Road Not Taken
Ezra Pound 1885-1972
American poet
The Cantos
Adrienne Rich 1929-
American Poet
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Langston Hughes 1902-1967
Harlem Renaissance poet
Collected Works
Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997
American Beat poet
Elizabeth Bishop 1911-1979
American poet
Collected Works
Ralph Waldo Emerson
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939
Irish poet/dramatist
The Wind Among the Reeds
The Winding Stairs
Sailing To Byzantium
T. S. Eliot 1564-1965
Christian poet/theorist/playwright/critic
The Waste Land
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
English poet/dramatist
Hamlet Romeo and Juliet Julius Caesar
King Lear Twelfth Night Much Ado About Nothing
Macbeth Richard III Sonnets
Joseph Addison 1672-1719
The Tattler
The Spectator
Aeschylus 525-456 BCE
originator of Greek drama
2nd speaking character
Eumenides Oresteia
Prometheus Chophori
Aristophanes 450-385 BCE
father of Greek comedy
The Clouds
The Birds
Sophocles 496-406 BCE
3rd speaking character
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Tyrannus
Christopher Marlow 1564-1593
author of the first historical drama and English tragedy
Edward the Second
The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus
Ben Jonson 1573-1637
English playwright
Every Man in His Humor
Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622-1673
French playwright
introduced everyday speech to theatre
Dom Juan
The Misanthrope
George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950
Irish born/British author/playwright
Arms and the Man
Saint Joan
Eugene O'Neill 1888-1953
American dramatist
Anna Christie
The Hairy Ape
Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906
Norwegian playwright
Expressionist movement
A Doll's House
Arthur Miller 1915-2005
American playwright
Death of a Salesman
The Crucible
Samuel Beckett 1906-1989
Irish born/French playwright/novelist
Waiting for Godot
Happy Days
Tennessee Williams 1911-1983
American playwright
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Glass Menagerie
Sir Tom Stoppard 1937
Czech born/British playwright
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Thornton Wilder
Our Town
Euripides 485-405 BCE
technique of "deus ex machina"
The Trojan Women
The Bacchae
Homer c. 9th century BCE
1st works of Western literature
Giovanni Boccaccio 1313-1375
introduced the use of vernacular
The Decameron
Geoffrey Chaucer 1340-1400
brought literature to the middle class
The Canterbury Tales
Nicolo Machiavelli 1469-1527
The Prince
La Madrigola
Francois Rabelais 1494-1553
Satiric narrative
Francis Bacon 1561-1626
philosophical writings
The New Atlantis
Edmund Spenser 1552-1599
The Faerie Queen
John Dryden 1631-1700
heroic couplet
Alexander's Feast
Heroic Stanzas
Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
French/English critical theory
Jonathan Swift 1667-1745
Direct style, critical wit
Gulliver's Travels
Tale of a Tub
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
Scientist, Educator, Abolitionist, Philosopher, Economist, Political Theorist and Statesman
Poor Richard's Almanac
Observations on the Increase of Mankind
Numerous essays and state papers
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834
Romantic critic
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan
Lyrical Ballads
Henry David Thoreau 1818-1848
American transcendentalist/social theorist
Civil Disobedience
Salman Rushdie 1947-
death sentence (fatwa) placed on him by Ayatollah Khomeni
The Satanic Verses