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First Reader

Professor Martha Black


The purpose of this special studies has been to help fill gaps in my reading of outstanding novels. I felt that I needed to read some novels that most students of English are expected to read. Although I'm not an English student, I realized my shortcomings in the reading of some of the Classics.

In this special studies (H-491), I was required to read five novels from a selected reading list and write an analysis of each one. I chose to read the following books: Black Like Me by John Griffin, Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (counted for two books because of its length).



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