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what books did you guys read for grade 12 U English? ENG4u1?

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what was the course novel that you had to read for grade 12 English?
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Hamlet
Death of a Salesman

one class read an Oedipus play, but ours read 1984.

1984 Is really good. Death of a Salesman isn't bad either, but you're not really supposed to read a play.
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AP English 12 course:

summer reading - The Prince, Mansfield Park, 100 Great Philosophers (or something like that)

during the year - Wit, Death of a Salesman, Cry the Beloved Country, The Little Foxes, A Passage to India

I think there were some more but those are the ones from the top of my head.. We read a lot of plays xD
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For my ENG4U course we read:

King Lear
The Wars
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe
and a novel study where we had to choose a book for ourselves.
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My class read the books in this order:

1984 by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Independent Study Project novel of our choice
Hamlet by William Shakespeare <--- my favourite play of all time
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Random poetry/personal essays
King Lear (Shakespeare)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
Independent study novel
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Away by Jane Urquhart (the other 4U class read The Inheritors by William Golding)
Hamlet (other 4U class read King Lear)
2 independent study novels that we got to pick ourselves
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Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Candide - Voltaire
Siddartha - Hermann Hesse
and various assorted short stories and poems.
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-Hamlet
-Mercy Among the Children
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In order, we read

- Assorted poems, a lot of it from beat generation poets (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Yeats, etc.)
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
- Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

We spent the latter part of the course on a big media studies unit, which was really interesting!
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King Lear
Macbeth
Death of a Salesman
A Doll's House
Waiting for Godot
The Outsider
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Heart of Darkness
Various poems
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Hamlet and 1984, I think. Both were fantastic, and I rarely enjoy fiction.
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The crucible, nobody on this forum read the crucible ? Really, people?
Train to Pakistan,
Brave New World,
The Age of Innocence
,Memoirs of a Geisha,
Pride & Prejudice,
Sense and Sensibility,
No Country for Old Men,
Jane Eyer ,
Wuthering Heights ,
The Road,
The God of Small Things,
The Kite Runner,
Atonement(EWWWW I hated it, but the movie was good. See, I'm more of a movie person),
Love in a Time of Cholera,
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
....and Hamlet, of course <3

I wish Harry Potter was on the list LOOOL--my English teacher never tried reading HP, the greatest situation irony EVAR
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@fruitpunch9 wrote
The crucible, nobody on this forum read the crucible ? Really, people?
Train to Pakistan,
Brave New World,
The Age of Innocence
,Memoirs of a Geisha,
Pride & Prejudice,
Sense and Sensibility,
No Country for Old Men,
Jane Eyer ,
Wuthering Heights ,
The Road,
The God of Small Things,
The Kite Runner,
Atonement(EWWWW I hated it, but the movie was good. See, I'm more of a movie person),
Love in a Time of Cholera,
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
....and Hamlet, of course <3

I wish Harry Potter was on the list LOOOL--my English teacher never tried reading HP, the greatest situation irony EVAR


The Crucible was a very fun play to read. I read it in grade 11, actually. And as for the Harry Potter story, yeah that is rather ironic!
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It was two years ago, but I think these were the books :P

-Hamlet
-Death of a Salesman
-The Road
-Slaughterhouse five
-Rising Sun or something (Can't remember the title but it talked about the bull tournaments in Spain)
-One independent project (A choice of any book)
-A bunch of poems and short stories
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@michaelplease wrote
AP English 12 course:

summer reading - The Prince, Mansfield Park, 100 Great Philosophers (or something like that)

during the year - Wit, Death of a Salesman, Cry the Beloved Country, The Little Foxes, A Passage to India

I think there were some more but those are the ones from the top of my head.. We read a lot of plays xD


We actually had to read Cry the Beloved Country in my grade 9 pre-IB english class -.- Aiyo that crazy teacher.

Anyways we did Hamlet and Stone Carvers for our novel. We also did a bunch of short stories incl. Araby.
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