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Welcome to the common reading list for Engaging Modern Texts - HUM 1223. Use this guide to locate assigned readings for the class. Works are arranged in alphabetical order by author.

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Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993. The Woman in the Dunes

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. I, Robot

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. The Fire Next Time

Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Ooronoko

Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily, 1818-1848. Wuthering Heights

Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. “The Lady with the Dog” and plays [The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard]

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of Darkness

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. “Night Walks”

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. The Souls of Black Folk

Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-1797. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African 

García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936. Four Key Plays

Hamid, Mohsin, 1971-. Exit West

Hamid, Mohsin, 1971-. The Last White Man

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. The Federalist Papers

Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. Leviathan  

Hume, David, 1711-1776. Dialogues on Natural Religion and Of the Original Contract

Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906. Four Plays [Peer Gynt; A Doll's House; Hedda Gabler; The Master Builder]

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-. Klara and the Sun

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-. Never Let Me Go

Jefferson, Thomas. 1743-1826, Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution

Joyce, James, 1882-1941. The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. “What is Enlightenment?”

Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals”

Lahontan, baron de, 1666-1716. New Voyages to North America

Lao, She, 1899-1966. Rickshaw Boy

Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013. The Summer Before the Dark

Locke, John, 1632-1704. Second Treatise

Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. The Communist Manifesto

Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. On Liberty

Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592. Essays

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Poems

Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. On Social Contract

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver’s Travels

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. “Walking” (1862)

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. The Time Machine

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797. Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

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