A. P. English Language and Composition Author List Autobiographers and Diarists



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A.P. English Language and Composition

Author List
Autobiographers and Diarists

Maya Angelou, James Boswell, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Charles Dana, Thomas De Quincey, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin, Lillian Hellman, Helen Keller, Maxine Hong Kingston, T. E. Lawrence, John Henry Newman, Samuel Pepys, Richard Rodriguez, Richard Wright, Malcom X and Anzia Yezierska



Biographers and History Writers


Walter Jackson Bate, James Boswell, Thomas Carlyle, Winston Churchill, Vine Deloria, Jr., Leon Edel, Richard Ellmann, Shelby Foote, John Hope Franklin, Antonia Fraser, Edward Gibbon, Richard Holmes, Gerda Lerner, Thoms Macaulay, Samuel Eliot Morison, Francis Parkman, Arnold Rampersad, Simon Schama, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Ronald Takaki, George Trevelyan, Barbara Tuchman

Critics


Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldua, Michael Arlen, Matthew Arnold, Kenneth Clark, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arlene Croce, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William Hazlitt, Bell Hooks, Samuel Johnson, Pauline Kael, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Pater, John Ruskin, George Santayana, George Bernard Shaw, Susan Sontag, Cornel West, Oscar Wilde, Edmund Wilson

Essayists and Fiction Writers


Joseph Addison, James Agee, Margaret Atwood, Francis Bacon, James Baldwin, G.K. Chesterton, Joan Didion, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paul Fussell, Mavis Gallant, Nadine Gordimer, Edward Hoagland, Zora Neale Hurston, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Lamb, Norman Mailer, Nancy Mairs, Mary McCarthy, N. Scott Momaday, Montaigne, V.S. Naipaul, Tillie Olsen, George Orwell, Cynthia Ozick, Ishmael Reed, Adrienne Rich, Mordecai Richler, Sharman Apt Russell, Scott Russell Sanders, Richard Selzer, Richard Steele, Shelby Steele, Henry David Thoreau, John Updike, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Virginia Woolf

Journalists


Roger Angell, Maureen Dowd, Elizabeth Drew, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, Frances Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner (Genet), Ellen Goodman, David Halberstam, Andy Logan, John McPhee, H.L. Mencken, Jan Morris, David Remnick, Red Smith, Lincoln Steffens, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Tom Wolfe

Political Writers


Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, William F. Buckley, Jean de Crevecoeur, W.E.B. Dubois, Margaret Fuller, John Kenneth Galbraith, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, George Kennan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis H. Lapham, John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Stewart Mill, John Milton, Thomas More, Thomas Paine, Olive Schreiner, Jonathan Swift, Alexis de Tocqueville, Gore Vidal, George Will, Garry Wills, Mary Wollstonecraft

Science and Nature Writers


Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Jacob Bronowski, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, Loren Eiseley, Stephen Jan Gould, Evelyn Fox Keller, Barry Lopez, Peter Mattheissen, Margaret Mead, John Muir, David Quammen, Carl Sagan, Lewis Thomas, Jonathan Weiner

A. P. English Literature Reading

Read one of the following works before the class begins:


Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage



Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre


Read one of the following authors before class begins:

Pearl S. Buck William Faulkner Jean Paul Sartre

F. Scott Fitzgerald E. M. Forster Virginia Woolf

Ellen Glasgow Willa Cather Graham Greene

Ernest Hemingway Herman Hesse John Steinbeck*

Zora Neale Hurston Aldous Huxley Upton Sinclair*

James Joyce D. H. Lawrence Edith Wharton*

George Bernard Shaw Sinclair Lewis Katherine Mansfield

Frank Norris Ayn Rand Erich M. Remarque

(* Not acceptable choices: The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, The Jungle,



Ethan Frome, or other novels or plays read in previous classes.)

Read two of the following authors before class begins:

Chinua Achebe* Jack Kerouac Tillie Olsen

Maya Angelou Ken Kesey George Orwell*

Margaret Atwood Maxine H. Kingston Grace Paley

James Baldwin John Knowles Harold Pinter

Albert Camus Ursula LeGuin Barbara Pym

John Cheever Doris Lessing J. D. Salinger

Arthur C. Clarke Bernard Malamud Leslie Silko

Colette Gabriel Garcia Marquez Isaac Bashevis Singer

Ralph Ellison Bobbie Ann Mason John Updike

Louise Erdrich Carson McCullers Luis Valdez*

Kaye Gibbons W. Scott Momaday Kurt Vonnegut

Nadine Gordimer Toni Morrison Alice Walker

Kazuo Ishiguro Gloria Naylor Eudora Welty

Joy Kogawa Joyce Carol Oates Tennessee Williams

Amy Tan Flannery O’Connor Richard Wright

Tim O’Brien August Wilson



(Not acceptable choices: Animal Farm, Things Fall Apart, or other novels or plays read in previous classes.)


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