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12th Grade Reading List


I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 12th grade. Literature programs vary by high school. The books on this list are important introductions to world literature--regardless of your age and/or skill level.
  • Aeneid, The - Vergil
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • Chekhov: The Major Plays - Anton Chekhov
  • Candide - Voltaire
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Cry, the Beloved Country - Paton
  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Rostand
  • A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
  • Don Quixote - Cervantes
  • Ghandi: His Life and Message to the World - Fischer
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • Oedipus - Sophocles
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Solzhenitsyn
  • Plato's Dialogues - Plato
  • Stranger, The - Albert Camus

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