CSULA Department of English | Comprehensive Examination Reading Lists

British Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Period Reading List for Part One Exam

Mary Astell, selections from Norton*

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey

Aphra Behn, Oroonoko

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews

Eliza Haywood, Love in Excess

Charlotte Lennox, The Female Quixote

Clara Reeve, The Progress of Romance

Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto

Mary Wollstonecraft, selections from Norton*

Alexander Pope, selections from Norton*

Dryden, selections from Norton*

Defoe, Moll Flanders

Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Sterne, Tristam Shandy

Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

Johnson, selections from Norton*

Boswell, Life of Johnson (Penguin, abridged)

Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Richardson, Pamela

Delarivier Manley, The Adventures of Rivella

Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

* all selections in the most recent edition of the Norton Anthology of English Literature

Selected Text for Part Two Exam

The next time the comprehensive examination in this period is offered, the Part Two text will be

Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews