MA English-Part 1

Books/syllabus of Punjab University

Paper I: (Classical Poetry)

1. Chaucer The Prologue 
2. Milton Paradise Lost Books I 
Milton Paradise Lost Books  IX 
3. Donne Love/Divine Poems 
4. Pope The Rape of the Lock. 
5. Wyatt The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor, 
Whose List to Hunt, 
Madam Withouen Many Words, 
They Flee from Me. 
Is it Possible Forget Not Yet, 
What should I say Stand who so list. 
6. Surrey My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love, 
That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought, 
So Cruel Prison, 
Wyatt Resteth Here. 

Paper II: (Drama) 

1. Sophocles: Oedipus Rex 
2. Marlowe: Dr. Faustus 
3. Shakespeare: Othello 
The Winter’s Tale 
4. Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest 

Paper III: (Novel) 

1. Trollope: Barchester Towers 
2. Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice Book
Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice Guidelines
3. G. Eliot: Adam Bede 
4. Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities 
5. Hardy: The Return of the Native 

Paper IV: (Prose) 

1. Bacon Essays: 
Of Truth 
Of Death 
Of Revenge 
Of Adversities 
Of Simulation and Dissimulation 
Of Parents and Children 
Of Great Place 
Of Nobilitie 
Of Superstition 
Of Friendship 
Of Ambition 
Of Studies 
2. Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels 
3. Bertrand Russell Unpopular Essays 
4. Edward Said Only the introduction to the book entitled 
“Culture and Imperialism” 
5. Seamus Heaney Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry” 
from the book entitled The Redress of Poetry 
Paper V: (American Literature) 


1. Adrienne Rich Diving into the Wreck 
Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers 
Final Notation 
2. Sylvia Plath Ariel 
Morning Song 
Poppies in October 
The Bee Meeting 
The Arrival of the Bee Box 
3. Richard Wilbur Still Citizen Sparrow 
After the last Bulletin 
4. John Ashbury Melodic Train 


1. O’Neil Mourning becomes Electra (only the 
First of the Trilogy which is titled ‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus) 3 
2. Miller The Crucible 


1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls 
2. Toni Morrison Jazz