Most Frequently Cited Book on the AP Lit Exam 1970-2010

Here is a list of the most frequently cited books on the AP Lit exam. You might want to choose a book from somewhere near the top of the list for your REHOCS, but any are ok.

Most Frequently Cited 1970-2010

23 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
18 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
16 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
15 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski
15 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
13 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
13 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
12 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
12 King Lear by William Shakespeare
11 Billy Budd by Herman Melville
11 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
11 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
10 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
10 Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
10 Light in August by William Faulkner
10 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston
9 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
9 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
8 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8 Antigone by Sophocles
8 Beloved by Toni Morrison
8 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
8 Candide by Voltaire
8 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
8 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
8 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
8 Native Son by Richard Wright
8 Othello by William Shakespeare
8 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
7 The Crucible by Arthur Miller
7 Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
7 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
7 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
7 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
7 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
7 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
7 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
7 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
7 Sula by Toni Morrison
7 Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
6 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
6 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
6 A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
6 An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
6 Equus by Peter Shaffer
6 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
6 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
6 The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
6 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
6 Obasan by Joy Kogawa
6 Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
6 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
6 Sula by Toni Morrison
6 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
6 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
6 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
5 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
5 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chkhov
5 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
5 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
5 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
5 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
5 Medea by Euripides
5 The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
5 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
5 Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
5 Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
5 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
5 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
5 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
5 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
5 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
5 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
5 Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

Shakespeare – All Plays Total = 71

2 Anthony and Cleopatra
4 As You Like It
5 Hamlet
3 Henry IV, Parts I and II
1 Henry V
4 Julius Caesar
14 King Lear
5 Macbeth
5 Merchant of Venice
1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1 Much Ado About Nothing
8 Othello
1 Richard III
4 Romeo and Juliet
6The Tempest
3 Twelfth Night
4 Winter’s Tale
Classical Greek & Roman Literature = 27

1 The Aeneid by Virgil
8 Antigone by Sophocles
1 The Eumenides by Aeschylus
1 The Iliad by Homer
1 Lysistrata by Aristophanes
5 Medea by Euripides
3 The Odyssey by Homer
6 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
1 The Orestia by Aeschylus



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