Indice generale delle opere di 10 e Lode Inglese

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Read Beowulf (ca. 750)

Literature Early National Poetry


Read Everyman (after 1485)

Literature The Early Religious Drama


Read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (ca. 1375 - 1400)

Literature "Pearl," "Cleanness," "Patience" and "Sir Gawayne"
Literature Metrical Romances, 1200-1500


ReadThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (890 ca. - 1150 ca.)

LiteratureAlfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign
LiteratureThe Chronicle
LiteratureThe Ballads and Poems in The Chronicle


ReadThe York Plays (15th Century)

LiteratureThe Early Religious Drama


ReadThe Second Shepherds' Play (ca. 1425)

LiteratureTowneley Mysteries


Addison, Joseph (1672 - 1717)

ReadSelected Poetry (excerpts)*

LiteratureSteele and Addison

Arnold, Matthew (1822 - 1888)

ReadThe Function of Criticism at the Present Time

LiteratureMatthew Arnold, Arthur Hugh Clough, James Thomson

Ascham, Roger (1515 - 1568)

ReadThe Scholemaster

LiteratureRoger Ascham

Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973)

ReadSelected Poems*

Austen, Jane (1775 - 1817)

ReadLady Susan
ReadMansfield Park
ReadNorthanger Abbey
ReadPride and Prejudice
ReadSense and Sensibility

LiteratureJane Austen


Beauchamp, Kathleen
see Mansfield, Katherine

Beckett, Samuel (1906 - 1989)

ReadWaiting for Godot (excerpt from Act 2)*
ReadSelected Poems*

Bacon, Francis (1561 - 1626)


LiteratureFrancis Bacon
LiteratureBacon's Essays

Bell, Acton see Brontë, Anne

Bell, Ellis see Brontë, Emily

Bell, Currer see Brontë, Charlotte

Blair, Eric Arthur see Orwell, George

Blake, William (1757 - 1827)

Read Poetical Sketches
ReadSongs of Innocence and of Experience


Brontë, Anne (1820 - 1849)

ReadAgnes Gray
ReadThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall

LiteratureThe Brontës

Brontë, Charlotte (1816 - 1855)

ReadJane Eyre

LiteratureThe Brontës

Brontë, Emily (1818 - 1848)

ReadWuthering Heights

LiteratureThe Brontës

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806 - 1861)

ReadSonnets from the Portuguese and Other Selected Poems

LiteratureRobert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Browning, Robert (1812 - 1889)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureRobert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Brooke, Rupert (1887 - 1915)

ReadThe Collected Poems

Bunyan, John (1628 - 1688)

ReadThe Pilgrim's Progress

LiteratureJohn Bunyan. Andrew Marvell

Burns, Robert (1759 - 1796)

ReadPoems and Songs of Robert Burns


Butler, Samuel (1835 - 1902)



George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

ReadChilde Harold's Pilgrimage (Cantos III; IV)*
ReadDon Juan
ReadThe Giaour
ReadLara (Canto I)*

LiteratureThe Prosody of the Nineteenth Century. Byron


Carlyle, Thomas (1795 - 1881)

ReadThe French Revolution


Carroll, Lewis (1832 - 1898)
[Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

ReadAlice in Wonderland
ReadThrough the Looking Glass

LiteratureLewis Carroll

Chaucer, Geoffrey (ca. 1343 - 1400)

ReadTroilus and Criseide
ReadThe Canterbury Tales

LiteratureChaucer and His Successors

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874 - 1936)

ReadThe Wisdom of Father Brown (Chapter 1, The Absence of Mr Grass)*
ReadThe Innocence of Father Brown (The Blue Cross)*
ReadManalive (Part 1, Chapter 1)*

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772 - 1834)

ReadSelected Poetry*
ReadBiographia Literaria (excerpts from Chapters I, II, X, XI,XII, XVIII and Chapter XIV)*
ReadLyrical Ballads

LiteratureColeridge's Christabel

Collins, Wilkie William (1824 - 1889)

ReadThe Moonstone
ReadThe Woman in White

LiteratureWilkie Collins

Collins, William (1721 - 1759)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureYoung, Collins and Lesser Poets of the Age of Johnson

Cooper, James Fenimore (1789 - 1851)

ReadThe Last of the Mohicans

LiteratureFiction. Brown, Cooper
LiteratureBooks for Children

Congreve, William (1650 - 1729)

ReadThe Double-Dealer
ReadThe Way of the World

LiteratureThe Restoration Drama

Conrad, Joseph (1857 - 1924)
[Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski]

ReadAlmayer's Folly
ReadAmy Foster
ReadA Personal Record
ReadHeart of Darkness
ReadThe Secret Agent
ReadThe Secret Sharer
ReadThe Shadow Line


Darwin, Charles (1809 - 1882)

ReadOn the Origins of Species

LiteratureThe Literature of Science
LiteratureThe Origin of Species

Defoe, Daniel (1660 - 1731)

ReadA Journal of the Plague Year
ReadMoll Flanders
ReadRobinson Crusoe
ReadThe Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
ReadTour Through Eastern Counties of England

LiteratureDefoe-The Newspaper and the Novel

De Quincey, Thomas (1785 - 1859)

ReadConfessions of an English Opium Eater

LiteratureDe Quincey's Mastery in Ornate Prose

Dickens, Charles (1812 - 1870)

ReadA Christmas Carol
ReadDavid Copperfield
ReadGreat Expectations
ReadHard Times
ReadOliver Twist
ReadPictures from Italy
ReadThe Chimes
ReadThe Mystery of Edwin Drood
ReadThe Old Curiosity Shop
ReadThe Pickwick Papers


Donne, John (1572 - 1631)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureJohn Donne
LiteratureThe Progress of Science

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1859 - 1930)

ReadMemoirs of Sherlock Holmes
ReadThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
ReadThe Return of Sherlock Holmes
ReadBeyond the City
ReadRound the Red Lamp

Dryden, John (1631 - 1700)

ReadAbsalom and Achitophel
ReadAn Essay on Dramatic Poesie

LiteratureDryden and the Heroic Couplet
LiteraturePerceptive Prosody: Jonson and Dryden
LiteratureThe Style of Dryden and its Conversational Character
LiteratureEvidence of Dryden, Rapin and Rymer
LiteratureDryden's Influence on English Style; the "Preface to the Fables"


Eliot, George (1819 - 1880)
[Mary Ann Evans]

ReadSilas Marner
ReadAdam Bede

LiteratureThe Political and Social Novel

Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888 - 1965)

ReadSelected Poems*
ReadThe Waste Land
ReadTradition and the Individual Talent

Evans, Mary Ann see Eliot, George


Fielding, Henry (1707 - 1754)

ReadThe History of Tom Jones

LiteratureFielding and Smollett

Forster, Edward Morgan (1879 - 1970)

ReadHowards End (Chapters 1 and 2)*


Gay, John (1685 - 1732)

ReadThe Beggar's Opera

LiteratureJohn Gay and His Early Literary Efforts
LiteratureThe Beggar's Opera

Goldsmith, Oliver (1730 - 1774)

ReadThe Deserted Village
ReadThe Vicar of Wakefield

LiteratureOliver Goldsmith

Graves, Robert (1895 - 1985)

ReadPoems from "Country Sentiment"*

Gray, Thomas (1716 - 1771)

ReadElegy Written in a Country Churchyard


Grimald, Nicholas (1519 - 1562)

ReadTottel's Miscellany

LiteratureNicholas Grimald
LiteratureThe New English Poetry


Hardy, Thomas (1840 - 1928)

ReadA Pair of Blue Eyes
ReadFar from the Madding Crowd
ReadJude the Obscure
ReadSelected Poems*
ReadTess of the d'Urbervilles
ReadThe Mayor of Casterbridge
ReadThe Return of the Native
ReadThe Woodlanders

Hazlitt, William (1778 - 1830)

ReadCharacters of Shakespear's Plays


Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804 - 1864)

ReadThe House of the Seven Gables

LiteratureBooks for Children

Herbert, George (1593 - 1633)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureGeorge Herbert
LiteratureA Priest to the Temple

Herrick, Robert (1591 - 1674)

ReadSelected Poems*

LiteratureRobert Herrick

Hobbes, Thomas (1588 - 1679)


LiteratureThe Aesthetics of Hobbes
LiteratureHobbes and Contemporary Philosophy

Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844 - 1889)

ReadThe Wreck of the Deutschland and Other Poems

Housman, Alfred Edward (1859 - 1936)

ReadA Shropshire Lad (excerpts I,II,XII,XIX,XXVI,XXX,XXXI,XXXV,LXII)*

Hughes, Ted (1930 - )

ReadCrow (excerpts)*

Huxley, Aldous (1894 - 1963)

ReadBrave New World (Chapters 1,2; Chapter 6 - The Reservation; Chapter 16 - The Controller)*


James, Henry (1843 - 1916)

ReadDaisy Miller
ReadThe Ambassadors
ReadThe American
ReadThe Aspern Papers
ReadThe Jolly Corner
ReadThe Pupil
ReadThe Turn of the Screw

LiteratureHenry James
LiteratureThe Short Story

Johnson, Samuel (1709 - 1784)

ReadMr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

LiteratureJohnson and Boswell

Jonson, Ben (1572 - 1637)


LiteratureBen Jonson
LiteratureBen Jonson's Masques
LiteratureJacobean and Caroline Criticism

Joyce, James (1882 - 1941)

ReadA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (excerpts - Stephen's Epiphany; Stephen's Poem)*
ReadThe Dead
ReadUlysses (Proteus)*


Keats, John (1795 - 1821)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureThe Prosody of the Nineteenth Century

Kinglake, Alexander William (1809 - 1891)


LiteratureKinglake's Invasion of the Crimea

Kingsley, Charles (1819 - 1875)

ReadThe Ancien Regime

LiteratureThe Political and Social Novel

Kipling, Rudyard (1865 - 1936)

ReadSelected Poems*


Lamb, Charles (1775 - 1834) and Mary (1764 - 1847)

ReadTales from Shakespeare

LiteratureCharles and Mary Lamb

Langland, William (1331? - 1400?)

ReadPiers Plowman - version 1 (Prologue+Passus 1-7)
ReadPiers Plowman - version 2 (Prologue+Passus 1-20)

Literature"Piers the Plowman" and its Sequence
LiteraturePiers Plowman

Lawrence, David Herbert (1885 - 1930)

ReadLady Chatterley's Lover
ReadPoetry of the Present
ReadSelected Poems
ReadSons and Lovers

Lear, Edward (1812 - 1888)

ReadThe Book of Nonsense

LiteratureEdward Lear

Lewis, Matthew Gregory (1775 - 1818)

ReadThe Monk

LiteratureMatthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk

Lyly, John (1554 - 1606)

ReadEuphues: The Anatomy of Wit (Euphues Introduced, Cassander's Letter to Callimachus)*

LiteratureJohn Lyly
LiteratureThe Plays of the University Wits

Locke, John (1632 - 1704)

ReadAn Essay Concerning Human Understanding

LiteratureJohn Locke
LiteraturePolitical Economists of the Seventeenth Century: Sir William Petty and Locke

London, Jack (1876 - 1916)

ReadBurning Daylight
ReadThe Call of the Wild

LiteratureJack London


MacNeice, Louis (1907 - 1963)

ReadSelected Poems*

Malory, Sir Thomas (ca. 1405 - 1471)

ReadMorte Darthur vol.I
ReadMorte Darthur vol.II

LiteratureThe Introduction of Printing into England and the Early Work of the Press
LiteratureMalory's Morte d'Arthur

Mansfield Katherine (1888 - 1923)
[Kathleen Beauchamp]

ReadIn a German Pension
ReadThe Garden Party

Marlowe, Christopher (1564 - 1593)

ReadDr. Faustus
ReadHero and Leander
ReadMassacre at Paris
ReadThe Jew of Malta

LiteratureMarlowe and Kyd

Marvell, Andrew (1621 - 1678)

ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureAndrew Marvell
LiteratureAndrew Marvell: His Poems, Satires and Prose Works

Maugham, William Somerset (1874 - 1965)

ReadOf Human Bondage (I - X)*
ReadThe Moon and Sixpence (Chapter 1)*

Meynell, Alice (1850-1922)

ReadHearts of Controversy

Meredith, George (1828 - 1909)

ReadA Reading of Life and Other Poems
ReadThe Egoist

LiteratureGeorge Meredith

Mill, John Stuart (1806 - 1873)

ReadWhat is Poetry?

LiteraturePhilosophers. John Stuart Mill
LiteratureEducation. John Stuart Mill

Milton, John (1608 - 1674)

ReadParadise Lost
ReadParadise Regained
ReadPoetical Works
ReadSamson Agonistes

LiteratureJacobean and Caroline Criticism
LiteratureMilton's Metrical Development

More, Sir Thomas (1478 - 1535)


LiteratureEnglishmen and the Classical Renascence. Sir Thomas More

Morris, William (1834 - 1896)

ReadThe Dream of John Ball and A King's Lesson
ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureThe Rossettis, William Morris, Swinburne


Orwell George (1903 - 1950)
[Eric Arthur Blair]

ReadAnimal Farm (Chapter X)*
ReadPolitics and the English Language
Read1984 (Chapter I; Appendix - The Principles of Newspeak)*

Owen, Wilfred (1893 - 1918)



Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)

ReadCommon Sense

LiteratureThomas Paine: The Rights of Man; The Age of Reason
LiteratureAmerican Political Writing, 1760-1789

Pater, Walter (1839 - 1894)

ReadColeridge (1865,1880)
ReadWordsworth (1874)
ReadStyle (1888)

LiteratureCritical and Miscellaneous Prose. Walter Pater

Peacock, Thomas Love (1785 - 1866)

ReadHeadlong Hall
ReadMaid Marian
ReadNightmare Abbey
ReadPoems from "Melincourt"*
ReadThe Four Ages of Poetry

LiteratureThe Growth of the Later Novel. Thomas Love Peacock

Pinter, Harold (1930 - )


Poe, Edgar Allan (1809 - 1849)

ReadThe Cask of Amontillado
ReadThe Masque of the Red Death
ReadThe Raven

LiteratureThe Short Story. Poe; Realism

Pope, Alexander (1688 - 1744)

ReadAn Essay on Man (excerpts)*
ReadThe Rape of the Lock



Radcliffe, Ann (1764 - 1822)

ReadThe Mysteries of Udolpho (excerpts)*

LiteratureAnn Radcliffe

Reade, Charles (1814 - 1884)

ReadThe Cloister and the Hearth

LiteratureCharles Reade
LiteratureThe Cloister and the Hearth

Richardson, Samuel (1689 - 1761)



Rosenberg, Isaac (1890 - 1918)

Read Selected Poems
Ruskin, John (1819 - 1900)

ReadKing of Golden River
ReadSesame and Lilies

LiteratureRuskin; Modern Painters
LiteratureEducation. John Ruskin

Rossetti, Christina (1830 - 1894)

ReadGoblin Market

LiteratureThe Rossettis, William Morris, Swinburne

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

ReadThe House of Life

LiteratureThe Rossettis, William Morris, Swinburne



Sasson, Siegfried (1886 - 1967)

ReadSelected Poems*
Scott, Sir Walter (1771 - 1832)

ReadThe Bride of Lammermoor
ReadMy Aunt's Margaret's Mirror
ReadThe Black Dwarf

LiteratureWalter Scott
LiteratureHistorians, Biographers and Political Orators. Scott

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

ReadA Lover's Complaint
ReadAll's Well That Ends Well
ReadA Midsummer-Night's Dream
ReadAntony and Cleopatra
ReadAs You Like It
ReadHamlet, Prince of Denmark
ReadHenry IV - Part I
ReadHenry IV - Part II
ReadHenry V
ReadHenry VI - I
ReadHenry VI - II
ReadHenry VI - III
ReadHenry VIII
ReadJulius Caesar
ReadKing John
ReadKing Lear
ReadLove's Labour's Lost
ReadMeasure for Measure
ReadMuch Ado About Nothing
ReadRichard II
ReadRichard III
ReadRomeo and Juliet
ReadThe Comedy of Errors
ReadThe Merchant of Venice
ReadThe Merry Wives of Windsor
ReadThe Passionate Pilgrim
ReadThe Taming of the Shrew
ReadThe Tempest
ReadThe Twelfth Night
ReadThe Two Gentlemen of Verona
ReadThe Winter's Tale
ReadTimon of Athens
ReadTitus Andronicus
ReadTroilus and Cressida
ReadVenus and Adonis

LiteratureShakespeare: Life and Plays
LiteratureShakespeare: Poems
LiteraturePlays of Uncertain Authorship Attributed to Shakespeare
LiteratureThe Text of Shakespeare
LiteratureShakespeare on the Continent

Shaw, George Bernard (1856 - 1950)

ReadMrs. Warren's Profession (Apology)*

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (1797 - 1851)


LiteratureMary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Frankenstein

Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792 - 1822)

ReadPrometheus Unbound
ReadQueen Mab
ReadRosalind and Helen: a Modern Eclogue
ReadThe Cenci

LiteratureThe Prosody of the Nineteenth Century. Shelley

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751 - 1816)

ReadThe School for Scandal

LiteratureRichard Brinsley Sheridan
LiteratureRichard Brinsley Sheridan: The Rivals
LiteratureThe Sheridans

Sidney, Sir Philip (1554 - 1586)

ReadA Defence of Poesie and Poems

LiteratureSir Philip Sidney's Apologie for Poetrie

Spenser, Edmund (1552 - 1599)

ReadAmoretti (Sonnets 3,22,67,68,74,75,79)*
ReadThe Faerie Queene

LiteratureThe Poetry of Spenser
LiteratureSpenser's Amoretti
LiteratureThe Shepheards Calender
LiteratureSpenser and His French Masters

Sterne, Laurence (1713 - 1768)

ReadA Sentimental Journey
ReadThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy

LiteratureSterne, and the Novel of His Times

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850 - 1894)

ReadThe Black Arrow
ReadThe Master of Ballantrae
ReadThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
ReadTreasure Island

LiteratureCritical and Miscellaneous Prose. R.L. Stevenson

Stoker, Bram (1845 - 1912)


Stoppard, Tom (1937- )

ReadArcadia (Act I, Scene I)*

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1812 - 1896)

ReadUncle Tom's Cabin

LiteratureUncle Tom's Cabin
LiteratureBooks for Children
LiteratureHarriet Beecher Stowe
LiteratureEssayists. Mrs. Stowe
LiteratureThe Fugitive Slave Law; Uncle Tom's Cabin

Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of (1517 - 1547)

ReadTottel's Miscellany

LiteratureTottel's Miscellany
LiteratureHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Literature"Poulter's measure"
LiteratureWyatt and Surrey

Swift, Jonathan (1667 - 1745)

ReadA Modest Proposal
ReadThe Battle of the Books
ReadGulliver's Travels



Tennyson, Lord Alfred (1809 - 1892)

ReadIdylls of the King
ReadIn Memoriam A.H.H.
ReadThe Princess
ReadSelected Poetry*

LiteratureThe Tennysons

Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811 - 1863)

ReadCatherine: A Story
ReadSome Roundabout Papers
ReadThe Rose and the Ring
ReadVanity Fair


Thomas, Dylan (1914 - 1953)

ReadSelected Poems*

Thomas, Edward (1878 - 1917)

ReadSelected Poetry*

Tottel, Richard (1530? - 1594?) (editor)

ReadTottel's Miscellany

LiteratureThe New English Poetry

Trollope, Anthony (1815 - 1888)

ReadThe Warden
ReadHunting Sketches

LiteratureAnthony Trollope; The Barchester Series

Twain, Mark (1835 - 1910)
[Samuel L. Clemens]

ReadA Connecticut Yankee in King's Arthur Court
ReadThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

LiteratureMark Twain
LiteratureTravellers and Explorers, 1846-1900. Mark Twain


Walpole, Horace (1717 - 1797)

ReadThe Castle of Otranto

LiteratureHorace Walpole's Castle of Otranto and Clara Reeve's Old English Baron

Webster, John (1580? - 1625?)

ReadThe Duchess of Malfi

LiteratureTourneur and Webster

Wilde, Oscar (1854 - 1900)

ReadAn Ideal Husband
ReadA House of Pomegranates
ReadA Woman of No Importance
ReadDe Profundis (excerpt)*
ReadLady Windermere's Fan
ReadLord Savile's Crime and Other Stories
ReadSelected Prose
ReadThe Duchess of Padua
ReadThe Importance of Being Earnest
ReadThe Picture of Dorian Gray
ReadThe Soul of Man

LiteratureOscar Wilde

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759 - 1797)

ReadMaria or the Wrongs of Woman

LiteraturePolitical Writers and Speakers. William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft

Woolf, Virginia (1882 - 1941)

ReadNight and Day (Chapter 1)*
ReadSelected Short Stories*
ReadThe Voyage Out (Chapter 1)*

Wordsworth, William (1770 - 1850)

ReadSelected Poetry*
ReadThe Prelude
ReadLyrical Ballads

LiteratureWilliam Wordsworth
LiteratureEducation. Wordsworth

Wyatt, Sir Thomas, the Elder (1503 - 1542)

ReadTottel's Miscellany

LiteratureThe New English Poetry
LiteratureWyatt and Surrey


Yeats, William Butler (1865 - 1939)

ReadSelected Poems*