I am curious as to what novels are being emphasized in the course. We have a read a wide selection in my AP English Literature class. Some of the novels/epics our teacher chose I have not seen used at all in the free-response section; instead, I believe she chose them to particularly help us become familiar with the writing style of the time period. We have read the following: Beowulf, Grendel, Madame Bovary, The Awakening, Death of a Salesman, The Metamorphosis, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Beloved, and The Canterbury Tales. We will finish the year right before the AP exam with A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Heart of Darkness.