Recommended reading

Cornell’s English faculty members each contributed titles to create this recommended reading list for Cornellians.

Ariel: Poems by Sylvia Plath (Harper & Row, 1965)

Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley (1868, Reissue: Oxford, 1989)

Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853, Reissue: Oxford, 2008)

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe (1594, Reissue: Oxford, 1995)

Foe (a retelling of Robinson Crusoe) by J.M. Coetzee (Penguin, 1987)

Indigo (a revision of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest) by Marina Warner (Simon & Schuster, 1992)

March (a sequel to Little Women) by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006)

Middlemarch by George Eliot (1874, Reissue: Oxford, 2008)

Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851, Reissue: Oxford, 2008)

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925, Reissue: Oxford, 2008)

The Dream Songs by John Berryman (1964, Reissue: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

The Fact of a Doorframe: Selected poems, 1950-2001 by Adrienne Rich (Norton, 2002)

The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox (1752, Reissue: Oxford, 2008)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937, Reissue: HarperCollins, 2006)