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AP English Shorter Novels

AP Lit and Comp                                                        Short novels (250 maximum pages)

by Anne Padilla

Your BGHS Library has most of these novels available for checkout.

Achebe, Chinua:  A Man of the People; Things Fall Apart

Austen, Jane:  Emma

Boulle, Pierre:  The Bridge over the River Kwai

Camus, Albert:  The Stranger

Cather, Willa:  Alexander’s Bridge

Chappell, Fred:  Farewell, I’m Bound to Leave You

Chopin, Kate:  The Awakening

Coetzee, J.M.:  Disgrace; Waiting for the Barbarians; The Alchemist

Danticat, Edwidge:  Breath, Eyes, Memory

Edgerton, Clyde:  Raney

Garcia, Cristina:  Dreaming in Cuban

Gardner, John:  Grendel

Greene, Graham:  A Burnt Out Case; The Power and the Glory

Hersey, John:  A Single Pebble

Hesse, Herman:  Siddhartha

Hurston, Zora Neale:  Their Eyes Were Watching God

James, Henry:  Daisy Miller; The Turn of the Screw

Kafka, Franz:  Metamorphosis

McCullers, Carson:  Member of the Wedding

Melville, Herman:  Billy Budd

Morrison, Toni:  The Bluest Eye

O’Conner, Flannery:  Wise Blood; The Violent Bear It Away

Ann Patchett:  Bel Canto; Taft

Porter, Katherine Anne:  Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Prose. Francine:  Household Saints

Rand, Ayn:  Anthem

Saint-Exupery, Antoine:  Night Flight

Shelley, Mary:  Frankenstein

Saroyan, William:  The Human Comedy

Sillitoe, Alan:  The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander:  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Spark, Muriel:  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Steinbeck, John:  The Pearl

Viramontes, Helena Maria:  Under the Feet of Jesus

Voltaire, Francoise:  Candide

Wells, H.G.  The Invisible Man

Welty, Eudora:  The Optimist’s Daughter

Wharton, Edith:  Ethan Frome

Wilde, Oscar:  The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilder, Thornton:  The Bridge of San Luis Rey