CSULA Department of English | Comprehensive Examination Reading Lists

World Literature: European: 1600-1800

Period Reading List for Part One Exam

Moliere, The Misanthrope (tr. Wilbur) or The Middle-class Gentlemen

Racine, Phaedra (tr. Lowell)

Voltaire, Candide

Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Penguin)

Diderot, Rameau's Nephew

Schiller, Maria Stuart; "On the Aesthetic Education of Man"

Goethe, Faust, Part One

Pushkin, Eugene Onegin, Cantos 1 and 2 (tr. Walter Arndt)

Holderlin, Hugo, Heine, Selections

Corneille, Le Cid

Mme. de La Fayette, The Princess of Cleves

Kleist, The Prince of Homburg

Buchner, Danton's Death or Woyzeck

Beaumarchais, Figaro's Marriage

Selected Text for Part Two Exam

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

Voltaire, Candide