Unit 1 – Chaucer to Shakespeare

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/ Publication

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

The Book of Duchess

Troilus and Creseyde

The Legend of Good Women

The of House of fame

Pariment of fowls

Anelide and Arcite

Treatise on the Asrolabe

Translated works

Boethius’Consolation of Philosophy

Guillaume de Lorris’ The Romance of the Rose

Poetry

1380s

1369-1374

1374-1386

1374-1386

Edmund Spenser

The ShepheardesCalender

Faerie Queene books 1-3

The Ruines of Time

The Teares of the Muses

Virgil's Gnat

Prosopopoia, or Mother Hubberds Tale

Ruines of Rome: by Bellay

Muiopotmos, or the Fate of the Butterflie

Visions of the worlds vanitie

The Visions of Bellay

The Visions of Petrarch

Amoretti

Epithalamion

Astrophel

Prothalamion

The Faerie Queene, Books 4–6

Babel, Empress of the East

Poetry

1579

1590

1591

1595

1596

Francis Bacon

Essays - 1st edition

The Advancement and Proficience of Learning Divine and Human

Essays - 2nd edition – 38 essays

Novum Organum Scientiarum (New Method)

Essays, or Counsels Civil and Moral- 3rd/final edition – 58 essays

New Atlantis

Prose

1597

1605

1612

1620

1625

1627

Christopher Marlowe

Dido, Queen of Carthage

Tamburlaine, part 1

Tamburlaine, part 2

The Jew of Malta

Doctor Faustus

Edward II

The Massacre at Paris

Translation of Book One of Lucan's Pharsalia

Translation of Ovid's Elegies

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Hero and Leander

Drama

Poetry

1596

1587

1587-1588

1589

1589 or 1593

1592

1593

NA

1580s

1593

1593, unfinished; completed by George Chapman, 1598

William Shakespeare

First Period

Love’s Labours Lost

The Comedy of Errors

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Richard III

Romeo and Juliet

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Taming of the Shrew

Second Period

Much Ado About Nothing

As You Like It

Twelfth Night

The Merchant of Venice

Richard II

Henry IV

Henry V

Third Period

All Is Well That Ends Well

Measure For Measure

Troilus and Cressida

Julius Caesar

Antony and Cleopatra

Coriolanus

Hamlet

Macbeth

King Lear

Othello

Fourth Period

Pericles

Cymbeline

The Winter’s Tale

The Tempest

Sonnets

Plays – immature comedies

Mature comedies and histories

 Dark Comedies

Roman Plays

Tragedies

Tragi-comedies or Romances

Poetry

1588 – 1594

1595 – 1600

1600 -1608

1608 -1611

NA

Ben Jonson

A Tale of a Tub

Every Man in His Humour

Every Man out of His Humour

The Poetaster

Eastward Ho

Volpone

Epicoene, or the Silent Woman

The Alchemist

Bartholomew Fair

Plays

1596

1598

1599

1601

1605

1605 – 1606

1609

1610

1614

Unit 2 – Jacobian to Restoration Period

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/Publication

John Milton

Early Period

L’ Allegro

Il Penseroso

Comus

Lycidas

Middle Period

Articles on various subjects

De Doctrina Christina

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

Areopagitica

Last Period

Paradise Lost

Paradis Regained

Samson Agonistes

Poetry

A masque

Poetry

Prose

Poetry

Drama

1631

1631

1634

1638

1641 - 1674

1643

1644

1667

1671

1671

John Dryden

Astraea Redux

The Indian Emperour

Annus Mirabilis

An Essay of DramatickPoesie

Marriage à la mode

All for Love

Absalom and Achitophel

Mac Flecknoe

ReligioLaici

The Hind and the Panther

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

1660

1665

1667

1668

1672

1678

1681

1682

1682

1687

Jonathan Swift

A Tale of a Tub

Battle of the Books

Dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris

Drapier's Letters

Gulliver's Travels

A Modest Proposal

Prose

1694 - 1697

1697

1699

1724

1726

1729

William Congreve

The Old Bachelor The Double Dealer

Love for Love The Mourning Bride

The Way of the World 

Drama

1693

1694

1695

1697

1700

John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

The Pilgrim's Progress

Autobiogrphy

Allegory

1666

1678

Unit 3 – Augustan Age

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/Publication

Richard Steele

The Tatler

The Guardian

Periodical

1709

1713

Joseph Addison &Richard Steele

The Spectator

Periodical

1711

AlexanderPope

 Pastorals

An Essay on Criticism

The Rape of the Lock

 The Dunciad

Essay on Man

Translation of the Iliad

Translation of the Odyssey

The Works of Shakespeare

Poetry

Translation

1709

1711

1712

1728

1733–1734

1715–1720

1725–1726

1723–1725

Samuel Johnson

The Rambler

The Literary Magazine, or Universal Review

The Idler

London

The Vanity of Human Wishes

Preface to the Plays of William Shakespeare

Lives of the Poets

A Dictionary of the English Language

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Periodical

Prose

Poetry

Criticism

Dictionary

Novella

1750–1752 

1756-

1758–60

1738

1749

1765

1779–81

1755

1759

Oliver Goldsmith

The Citizen of the World

The Traveller

The Hermit

The Deserted Village

The Vicar of Wakefield

The Good Natur’d Man

She Stoops to conquer

Prose

Poetry

Novel

Drama

1760

1764

1765

1770

1776

1768

1773

Brinsley Sheidan

The Rivals

The Duenna

The School for Scandal

The Critic

Drama

1775

1775

1777

1779

Unit 4 – Romantic Period

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/ Publication

William Blake

Poetical Sketches

Songs of Innocence

Poetry

1783

1789

Robert Burns

‘’A Red Red Rose’’

To A Mouse

Halloween

Holy Willie’s Prayer

To A Louse

To A Mountain Daisy

‘’Tam o’ Shanter’’

Sweet Afton

Poetry

1794

1785

1785

1785

1786

1786

1790

1791

William Wordsworth

An Evening Walk

Descriptive Sketches

Lyrical Ballads

The Borderers

Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

The Prelude

Poems in Two Volumes

The Excursion

Poetry

Drama

Criticism

Poetry

1793

1793

1798

1795 -1797

1800

1805

1807

1814

Walter Scott

Waverley

Guy Mannering

The Antiquary

The Black Dwarf

Rob Roy

The Heart of Midlothian

Ivanhoe

Kenilworth

The Pirate

The Fortunes of Nigel

Peveril of the Peak

Quentin Durward

St. Ronan's Well

Redgauntlet

"Translations and Imitations from German Ballads"

"The Lay of the Last Minstrel"

"Ballads and Lyrical Pieces"

"Marmion"

"The Lady of the Lake"

"The Highland Widow"

"My Aunt Margaret's Mirror"

Halidon Hill

MacDuff's Cross

The Doom of Devorgoil

Auchindrane

Fiction

(historical)

Poetry

Fiction

Short Stories

Drama

1814

1815

1816

1816

1817

1818

1820

1821

1822

1822

1822

1823

1824

1824

1796

1805

1806

1808

1810

1827

1828

1822

1823

1830

1830

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Dejection; an Ode

Lyrical Ballads

Christabel

Kubla Khan

BiographiaLiteraria

Poetry

Criticism

1798

1798

1816

1817

Lord Byron

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Cantos I &II

She Walks in Beauty The Prisoner of Chillon

Prometheus

When We Two Parted Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Ode on Venice

 Don Juan

Poetry

1812

1814

1816

1816

1817

1818

1819

1819–1824

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mont Blanc

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

The Revolt of Islam

Ozymandias

The Cenci

Ode to the West Wind

Prometheus Unbound

To a Skylark

Adonaïs

A Defence of Poetry

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

Criticism

1816

1817

1817

1818

1819

1819

1820

1820

1821

John Keats

O Solitude

Poems

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

Eve of St. Agnes

Endymion

Hyperion

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

On Indolence

 To a Nightingale

 To Psyche

 On a Grecian Urn

 On Melancholy

 To Autumn

Lamia

Poetry

1816

1816

1816

1818

1818

1818 -1819

1819

1819

1819

1819

1819

1819

1819

1820

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park

Emma

Northanger Abbey Persuasion

Fiction

1811

1813

1814

1815

1818

1818

Unit 5 – Victorian Age

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/Publication

Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers

Oliver Twist 

Nicholas Nickleby

The Old Curiosity Shop

Barnaby Rudge

Martin ChuzzlewitDombey and Son

David Copperfield Bleak House

Hard Times

Little Dorrit

A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations

Our MutualFriend The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Fiction

1836

1837

1838

1840

1841

1843

1846

1849

1852

1854

1855

1859

1860

1864

1870

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Shirley

Villette

The Professor

Fiction

1847

1849

1853

1857

Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights

Fiction

1847

George Eliot

Adam Bede

The Mill on the Floss

Silas Marner

Romola

Felix Holt, the Radical Middlemarch

Daniel Deronda

Fiction

1859

1860

1861

1863

1866

1871–72

1876

Thomas Hardy

Under the Greenwood Tree

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Far from the Madding Crowd

The Return of the Native

The Trumpet-Major

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Woodlanders

Wessex Tales

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Life's Little Ironies

Jude the Obscure

Fiction

1872

1873

1874

1878

1880

1886

1887

1888

1891

1894

1895

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lotos-Eaters

The Lady of Shalott

Ulysses

Tithonus

In Memoriam

The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Brook

Poetry

1832

1832

1833

1842

1849

1854

1862

Robert Browning

Porphyria's Lover

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

My Last Duchess

Fra Lippo Lippi

Andrea Del Sarto

The Patriot

The Last Ride Together

Rabbi Ben Ezra

AbtVogler

Poetry

1842

1855

1864

Matthew Arnold

The Scholar Gypsy

Sohrab and Rustum

Thyrsis

Essays in Criticism

Poetry

Criticism

1853

1853

1866

1865

Unit -6 – Modern Period

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/Publication

Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Escorial

The Wreck of the Deutschland

God’s Grandeur

The Windhover

The Sea and the Skylark

Poetry

1860

1875

1877

1877

1877

William Butler Yeats

Mosada: A Dramatic Poem

The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems

Poems

 The Secret Rose

The Wind Among the Reeds

Cathleen niHoulihan

At the Hawk's Well

Easter 1916

A Prayer for my Daughter

Sailing to Byzantium

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

1886

1889

1895

1897

1899

1904

1916

1916

1919

1928

Thomas Stearns Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Portrait of a Lady

The Waste Land

The Hollow Men

Ash Wednesday

Four Quartets

Murder in the Cathedral

 The Family Reunion The Cocktail Party

Tradition and Individual Talent

Poetry

Drama

Criticism

1917

1917

1922

1925

1930

1945

1935

1939

1949

1920

George Bernard Shaw

Arms and the Man

The Devil’s Disciple

Caesar and Cleopatra

Man and Superman

Major Barbara

The Doctor’s Dilemma

Androcles and the Lion

Pygmalion

Saint Joan

The Apple Cart

Drama

1894

1897

1898

1903

1905

1906

1912

1913

1924

1928

Joseph Conrad

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'

Heart of Darkness

Lord Jim

Nostromo

The Secret Agent

Under Western Eyes

Fiction

1897

1899

1900

1904

1907

1911

Edmund John Millington Synge

In the Shadow of the Glen

Riders to the Sea

 The Well of the Saints

The Aran Islands

The Playboy of the Western World

Drama

1903

1904

1905

1907

1907

Rudyard Kipling

The Light that Failed

The Naulahka: A Story of West and East

 Captains Courageous

Kim

Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories

The Jungle Book

Just So Stories

Fiction

1891

1892

1896

1901

1888

1894

1902

1895

Herbert George Wells

The Time Machine

The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds

Fiction

1897

1898

Virginia Woolf

The Voyage Out

Night and Day

Jacob's Room

Mrs Dalloway

To the Lighthouse Orlando

The Waves

The Years Between the Acts

Freshwater: A Comedy

Fiction

Drama

Essay

Criticism

1915

1919

1922

1925

1927

1928

1931

1937

1941

1923

Unit – 7 –Contemporary Period

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/ Publication

Henry Graham Greene

The Man Within

 The Name of Action

Rumour at Nightfall

Stamboul Train

The Power and the Glory

 Our Man in Havana

Fiction

1929

1930

1932

1932

1968

1958

Samuel Barclay Beckett

Human Wishes

Waiting for Godot

Happy Days

Breath

Footfalls

Dream of Fair to Middling Women

Murphy

Molloy

Echo's Bones and other Precipitates

Collected Poems in English and French

Drama

Fiction

Poetry

1936

1954

1961

1969

1976

1932

1938

1951

1935

1977

Wysten Hugh Auden

Poems

Paid on Both Sides

The Orators

The Dance of Death

The Dog Beneath the Skin

The Ascent of F6

On This Island

Poetry

Drama

Poetry

Drama

1928

1932

1933

1935

1937

1937

William Gerard Golding

Lord of the Flies

The Inheritors

Pincher Martin

Free Fall

The Spire

The Pyramid

The Scorpion God

Darkness Visible

The Paper Men

Rites of Passage

Close Quarters

Fire Down Below

The Double Tongue

Fiction

1954

1955

1956

1959

1964

1967

1971

1979

1984

1980

1987

1989

1995

Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali

The Crescent Moon

Fruit Gathering

The Fugitive

The Post Office

Chitra

Sacrifice 

The Wreck

Natir Puja 

Charulata

Kabuliwala

Poetry

Drama

Fiction

1912

1913

1916

1921

1912

1914

1927

1921

1932

1964

1961

Sarojni Naidu

The Golden Threshold

The Bird of Time

The Broken Wing

The Sceptred Flute

The Feather of the Dawn

The Indian Weavers

Poetry

1905

1912

1917

1943

1961

1971

Mulk Raj Anand

Untouchable

Coolie

Two Leaves and a Bud The Village

Across the Black Waters

The Sword and the Sickle

The Big Heart

The Private Life of an Indian Prince

The Road

Fiction

1935

1936

1937

1939

1939

1942

1945

1953

1961

R.K.Narayan

Swami and Friends

The Bachelor of Arts

The Dark Room

The English Teacher

Mr. Sampath

The Financial Expert

Waiting for the Mahatma

The Guide

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

The Vendor of Sweets

The Painter of Signs

A Tiger for Malgudi

Talkative Man

The World of Nagaraj

Grandmother's Tale

Malgudi Days

Fiction

1935

1937

1938

1945

1948

1952

1955

1958

1961

1967

1977

1983

1986

1990

1992

1942

Raja Rao

Kanthapura

The Serpent and the Rope

 The Cat and Shakespeare

Comrade Kirillov

The Chessmaster and His Moves

Fiction

1938

1960

1965

1976

1988

Unit – 8 – American Literature

Author

Title

Genre

Year of Composition/ Publication

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The American Scholar

Essays: First Series Essays: Second Series

Nature

Self-Reliance

The Over-Soul

The Rhodora

Concord Hymn

Uriel

Brahma

Prose

Poetry

1837

1841

1844

1836

1841

1841

1834

1836

1846

1856

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

The House of the Seven Gables

The Blithedale Romance

Twice-Told Tales

Grandfather's Chair Mosses from an Old Manse

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales

Tanglewood Tales

Fiction

1850

1851

1852

1837

1840

1846

1851

1852

1853

Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher

A Descent into the Maelström

The Black Cat

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

The Cask of Amontillado

Al Aaraaff

To Helen

Lenore

The Raven

Annabel Lee

Eldorado

The Philosophy of Composition

Fiction

Poetry

Criticism

1839

1841

1843

1845

1846

1829

1831

1843

1845

1849

1849

1846

Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

Walden

Prose

1849

1854

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

Song of Myself

O Captain! My Captain!

Poetry

1855

1855

1865

Herman Melville

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Mardi: And a Voyage Thither

Redburn: His First Voyage

White-Jacket

Moby-Dick

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

John Marr and Other Sailors

Timoleon

Fiction

Poetry

1846

1847

1849

1849

1850

1851

1853

1866

1876

1888

1891

Emily Dickinson

First volume

Complete Poems

Poetry

1890

1955

Mark Twain

Roughing It

The Gilded Age

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 

 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

The Tragedy Of Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

Fiction

1872

1873

1876

1884

1889

1894

Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady

The Turn of the Screw

The Wings of the Dove

The Ambassadors

The Golden Bowl

Fiction

1881

1886

1902

1903

1904

Robert Frost

A Boy's Will

North of Boston

Mountain Interval

Selected Poems

New Hampshire

Collected Poems of Robert Frost

A Way Out: A One Act Play

The Cow's in the Corn: A One Act Irish Play in Rhyme

A Masque of Reason A Masque of Mercy

The Figure A Poem Makes

Mending Wall

Home Burial

The Road Not Taken

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Poetry

Drama

Criticism

1913

1914

1916

1923

1923

1930

1929

1929

1945

1947

1939

1914

1915

1920

1923

Eugene O’Neill

Beyond the Horizon

Anna Christie

The Emperor Jones

The Hairy Ape

All God's Chillun Got Wings

Strange Interlude

Mourning Becomes Electra

The Iceman Cometh

Long Day's Journey into Night

Drama

1918

1920

1920

1922

1924

1928

1931

1939

1941