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NAQT Literature Frequency list 1-300

Hamlet
(William) Shakespeare

The Tempest
(William) Shakespeare

Macbeth
(William) Shakespeare

Iliad
Homer

Pride and Prejudice
(Jane) Austen

Moby-Dick
(Herman) Melville

The Great Gatsby
(F. Scott) Fitzgerald

Paradise Lost
(John) Milton

Faust
(Johann Wolfgang von) Goethe

King Lear
(William) Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice
(William) Shakespeare

1984
(George) Orwell

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(William) Shakespeare

The Scarlet Letter
(Nathaniel) Hawthorne

Crime and Punishment
(Fyodor) Dostoyevsky

Romeo and Juliet
(William) Shakespeare

As You Like It
(William) Shakespeare

Oedipus Tyrannus
Sophocles

Jane Eyre
(Charlotte) Bronte

The Divine Comedy
Dante (Alighieri)

The Canterbury Tales
(Geoffrey) Chaucer

Othello
(William) Shakespeare

Candide
Voltaire

Little Women
(Louisa May) Alcott

Vanity Fair
(William Makepeace) Thackeray

Billy Budd: Foretopman
(Herman) Melville

Julius Caesar
(William) Shakespeare

Our Town
(Thorton) Wilder

Aeneid
Virgil

To Kill a Mockingbird
(Harper) Lee

A Streetcar Named Desire
(“Tennessee”) Williams

War and Peace
(“Leo”) Tolstoy

Les Miserables
(Victor) Hugo

The Grapes of Wrath
(John) Steinbeck

A Farewell to Arms
(Ernest) Hemingway

A Tale of Two Cities
(Charles) Dickens

Odyssey
Homer

Chicago
(Carl) Sandburg

Heart of Darkness
(Joseph) Conrad

The Call of the Wild
(Jack) London

Much Ado About Nothing
(William) Shakespeare

For Whom the Bell Tolls
(Ernest) Hemingway

Anna Karenina
(“Leo”) Tolstoy

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
(Harriet Beecher) Stowe

The Waste Land
(T.S.) Eliot

Pilgrim’s Progress
(John) Bunyan

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(Mark) Twain

The Red Badge of Courage
(Stephen) Crane

Pygmalion
(George Bernard) Shaw

Twelfth Night
(William) Shakespeare

The Jungle
(Upton) Sinclair

Ulysses
(James) Joyce

Lolita
(Vladimir) Nabokov

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
(Eugene) O’Neill

The Catcher in the Rye
(J.D.) Salinger

A Doll’s House
(Henrik) Ibsen

The Taming of the Shrew
(William) Shakespeare

Don Quixote
(Miguel de) Cervantes

Great Expectations
(Charles) Dickens

Wuthering Heights
(Emily) Bronte

Animal Farm
(George) Orwell

Brave New World
(Aldous) Huxley

Things Fall Apart
(Chinua) Achebe

The Three Musketeers
(Alexandre) Dumas

The Sun Also Rises
(Ernest) Hemingway

Oliver Twist
(Charles) Dickens

The Count of Monte Cristo
(Alexandre) Dumas

David Copperfield
(Charles) Dickens

One Hundred Years of Solitude
(Gabriel) Garcia Marquez

The Crucible
(Arthur) Miller

A Raisin in the Sun
(Lorraine) Hansberry

The Tyger
(William) Blake

Beowulf
Anonymous

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
(Samuel Taylor) Coleridge

Catch-22
(Joseph) Heller

Ivanhoe
(Sir Walter) Scott

All the King’s Men
(Robert Penn) Warren

The House of the Seven Gables
(Nathaniel) Hawthorne

Tess of the d’Urbervilles
(Thomas) Hardy

Death of a Salesman
(Arthur) Miller

The Merry Wives of Windsor
(William) Shakespeare

Antigone
Sophocles

Lord of the Flies
(William) Golding

Ode on a Grecian Urn
(John) Keats

Inferno
Dante (Alighieri)

Decameron
(Giovanni) Boccaccio

The Rape of the Lock
(Alexander) Pope

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(Mark) Twain

Main Street
(Sinclair) Lewis

Sense and Sensibility
(Jane) Austen

Slaughterhouse Five
(Kurt) Vonnegut

All Quiet on the Western Front
(Erich Maria) Remarque

The Color Purple
(Alice) Walker

The Sound and the Fury
(William) Faulkner

Richard III
(William) Shakespeare

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(Edward) Albee

Lyrical Ballads
Wordsworth and Coleridge

The Glass Menagerie
(“Tennessee”) Williams

Absalom, Absalom!
(William) Faulkner

The Turn of the Screw
(Henry) James

The Old Man and the Sea
(Ernest) Hemingway

Kubla Khan
(Samuel Taylor) Coleridge

Song of Myself
(Walt) Whitman

Rip van Winkle
(Washington) Irving

My Antonia
(Willa) Cather

Waiting for Godot
(Samuel) Beckett

Leaves of Grass
(Walt) Whitman

Treasure Island
(Robert Louis) Stevenson

The Last of the Mohicans
(James Fenimore) Cooper

The Age of Innocence
(Edith) Wharton

Of Mice and Men
(John) Steinbeck

Robinson Crusoe
(Daniel) Defoe

Ethan Frome
(Edith) Wharton

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
(Lewiss) Carroll

Lord Jim
(Joseph) Conrad

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
(William) Shakespeare

The Faerie Queene
(Edmund) Spenser

The Raven
(Edgar Allan) Poe

The Brothers Karamazov
(Fyodor) Dostoyevsky

Doctor Faustus
(Thomas) Mann

On the Road
(“Jack”) Kerouac

Finnegans Wake
(James) Joyce

Gulliver’s Travels
(Jonathan) Swift

Remembrance of Things Past
(Marcel) Proust

Fathers and Sons
(Ivan) Turgenev

East of Eden
(John) Steinbeck

The Stranger
(Albert) Camus

The Seagull
(Anton) Chekhov

Mourning Becomes Electra
(Eugene) O’Neill

Bhagavadgita
Unknown

The Charge of the Light Brigade
(Alfred, Lord) Tennyson

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
(T.S.) Eliot

Ode to Joy
(Friedrich von) Schiller

Henry V
(William) Shakespeare

Invisible Man
(Ralph) Ellison

Far From the Madding Crowd
(Thomas) Hardy

Northanger Abbey
(Jane) Austen

Frankenstein
(Mary) Shelley

The Good Earth
(Pearl) Buck

Jude the Obscure
(Thomas) Hardy

An American Tragedy
(Theodore) Dreiser

O Pioneers!
(Willa) Cather

The Thousand and One Nights
Various (Famously trans. by Sir Richard Francis Burton)

The Handmaid’s Tale
(Margaret) Atwood

The Idiot
(Fyodor) Dostoyevsky

The Cantos
(Ezra) Pound

Eugene Onegin
(Aleksandr) Pushkin

The Tin Drum
(Gunter) Grass

Rebecca
(Daphne) du Maurier

Tom Jones
(Henry) Fielding

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
(Jules) Verne

Atlas Shrugged
(Ayn) Rand

Death in Venice
(Thomas) Mann

To Have and Have Not
(Ernest) Hemingway

Native Son
(Richard) Wright

The Magic Mountain
(Thomas) Mann

Henry IV
(William) Shakespeare

The Cherry Orchard
(Anton) Chekhov

Howl
(Allen) Ginsberg

Don Juan
(George Gordon,) Lord Byron

Mending Wall
(Robert) Frost

Emma
(Jane) Austen

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(Victor) Hugo

Gone with the Wind
(Margaret) Mitchell

Antony and Cleopatra
(William) Shakespeare

No Exit
(Jean-Paul) Sartre

Beloved
(Toni) Morrison

Measure for Measure
(William) Shakespeare

Dulce Et Decorum Est
(Wilfred) Owen

Richard Cory
(Edwin Arlington) Robinson

Annabel Lee
(Edgar Allan) Poe

Man and Superman
(George Bernard) Shaw

The Two Gentleman of Verona
(William) Shakespeare

Dracula
(“Bram”) Stoker

The Importance of Being Earnest
(Oscar) Wilde

The Winter’s Tale
(William) Shakespeare

The Sorrows of Young Werther
(Johann Wolfgang von) Goethe

Steppenwolf
(Hermann) Hesse

The Prince and the Pauper
(Mark) Twain

The Trial
(Franz) Kafka

The Return of the Native
(Thomas) Hardy

Utopia
(Sir Thomas) More

Hedda Gabler
(Henrik) Ibsen

The Jew of Malta
(Christopher) Marlowe

Spoon River Anthology
(Edgar Lee) Masters

The Comedy of Errors
(William) Shakespeare

To His Coy Mistress
(Andrew) Marvell

Ozymandias
(Percy Bysshe) Shelley

The Song of Hiawatha
(Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow

Le Morte d’Arthur
(Thomas) Malory

Mahabharata
Vyasa (attributed)

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
(Thomas) Gray

Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
(William) Wordsworth

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
(Omar)Khayyam

Cry, the Beloved Country
(Alan) Paton

Salome
(Oscar) Wilde

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(“Tennessee”) Williams

Dune
(Frank) Herbert

The Name of the Rose
(Umberto) Eco

Sister Carrie
(Theodore) Dreiser

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
(Truman) Capote

Madame Bovary
(Gustave) Flaubert

Dead Souls
(Nikolai) Gogol

Tender is the Night
(F. Scott) Fitzgerald

The Tale of Genji
Murasaki (Shikibu)

Kidnapped
(Robert Louis) Stevenson

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
(James) Joyce

Three Sisters
(Anton) Chekhov

Nostromo
(Joseph) Conrad

The Master Builder
(Henrik) Ibsen

The Second Coming
(William Butler) Yeats

Adonais
(Percy Bysshe) Shelley

Ode to a Nightingale
(John) Keats

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
(George Gordon,) Lord Byron

Rappaccini’s Daughter
(Nathaniel) Hawthorne

Desire under the Elms
(Eugene) O’Neill

A Christmas Carol
(Charles) Dickens

Persuasion
(Jane) Austen

Through the Looking Glass
(Lewis) Carroll

Charlotte’s Web
(E.B.) White

A Clockwork Orange
(Anthony) Burgess

Death Comes for the Archbishop
(Willa) Cather

The Picture of Dorian Gray
(Oscar) Wilde

1919
(John Dos) Passos

The Natural
(Bernard) Malamud

Daisy Miller
(Henry) James

Pamela
(Samuel) Richardson

Babbitt
(Sinclair) Lewis

Around the World in Eighty Days
(Jules) Verne

Joseph Andrews
(Henry) Fielding

Germinal
(Emile) Zola

As I Lay Dying
(William) Faulkner

Song of Solomon
(Toni) Morrison

The Jungle Book
(Rudyard) Kipling

Les Fleurs du Mal
(Charles) Baudelaire

The Alchemist
(Ben) Jonson

The Little Foxes
(Lillian) Hellmann

Titus Andronicus
(William) Shakespeare

An Enemy of the People
(Henrik) Ibsen

The Misanthrope
Moliere

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
(Washington) Irving

Because I could not stop for Death
(Emily) Dickinson

The Road Not Taken
(Robert) Frost

Gunga Din
(Rudyard) Kipling

Dover Beach
(Matthew) Arnold

O Captain! My Captain!
(Walt) Whitman

Evangeline
(Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

All’s Well That Ends Well
(William) Shakespeare

Tartuffe
Moliere

Inherit the Wind
Lawrence and Lee

Lucky Jim
(Kingsley) Amis

Uncle Vanya
(Anton) Chekhov

Arms and the Man
(George Bernard) Shaw

The Iceman Cometh
(Eugene) O’Neill

Medea
Euripides

Midnight’s Children
(Salman) Rushdie

Mansfield Park
(Jane) Austen

The Red and the Black
Stendhal

The Ambassadors
(Henry) James

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
(Mark) Twain

Naked Lunch
(William) Burroughs

The House of Mirth
(Edith) Wharton

Kim
(Rudyard) Kipling

The Fountainhead
(Ayn) Rand

Their Eyes Were Watching God
(Zora Neale) Hurston

The Time Machine
(H.G.) Wells

The Hobbitt
(J.R.R.) Tolkien

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
(Ken) Kesey

Mrs. Dalloway
(Virginia) Woolf

The Bell Jar
(Sylvia) Plath

Middlemarch
(George) Eliot

The Glass Bead Game
(Hermann) Hesse

Arrowsmith
(Sinclair) Lewis

The Satanic Verses
(Salman) Rushdie

Volpone
(Ben) Jonson

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
(C.S.) Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia
(C.S.) Lewis

The Little Prince
(Antoine de) Saint-Exupery

From Here to Eternity
(James) Jones

Gravity’s Rainbow
(Thomas) Pynchon

Young Goodman Brown
(Nathaniel) Hawthorne

Thanatopsis
(William Cullen) Bryant

My Last Duchess
(Robert) Browning

Endymion
(John) Keats

The Four Quartets
(T.S.) Eliot

Kaddish
(Allen) Ginsberg

Metamorphoses
Ovid

The Song of Roland
Turold

Ramayana
Valmiki

The Bronze Horseman
(Aleksandr) Pushkin

Major Barbara
(George Bernard) Shaw

The Imaginary Invalid
Moliere

Watership Down
(Richard) Adams

The Frogs
Aristophanes

The Clouds
Aristophanes

Peer Gynt
(Henrik) Ibsen

Siddhartha
(Hermann) Hesse

A Separate Peace
(John) Knowles

The Blithedale Romance
(Nathaniel) Hawthorne

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