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Mural depicting Tradition in the Literature series by George R. Barse

Fiction and Nonfiction for AP English Literature and Composition

The selections within this listing represent frequently taught authors and texts in AP English Literature and Composition.

  • Steinbeck’s Use of Nonfiction Sources in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Created September 17, 2012
    Steinbeck image (women washing clothes)

    John Steinbeck’s use of nonfiction sources in writing The Grapes of Wrath is examined to illustrate how they affect the reader’s perception of a novel.

    William Golding, English author, born

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    September 19, 1911
    J. Keppler, “’Mark Twain,’ America's best humorist”

    American Literature Lessons — Nineteenth Century

    Through this collection of over 30 lessons, students can explore the great American authors of the 1800s, including Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.

    “A Wrinkle in Time” published

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    January 28, 1962

    George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” published

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  • Planilla de aprendizaje para el estudiante: Esperanza renace de Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Created July 26, 2012