Books I've taught

this list includes books i've taught in courses since i began as a full-time college literature and film/video teacher in 1983. my predilection has always been to  teach novels, long poems, feature films, and full seasons of television series. You know, long stuff.
  1. Absalom, Absalom (Faulkner)

  2. Air, or Have Not Have (Ryman)

  3. Alice in Wonderland (Carroll)

  4. All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare)

  5. The Ambassadors (James)

  6. The Amber Spyglass (Pullman)

  7. Ancillary Justice (Lecke)

  8. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

  9. As You Like It (Shakespeare)

  10. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Vargas Llosa)

  11. Barber of Seville & The Marriage Of Figaro (Beaumarchais)

  12. Beloved (Morrisson)

  13. Betrothed (Manzoni)

  14. The Birds (Aristophanes)

  15. Bleak House (Dickens)

  16. Blood Music Bear)

  17. The Bloody Chamber (Carter)

  18. The Bone People (Hulme)

  19. Camus stories (Camus)

  20. Canticle for Leibowitz (Miller)

  21. A Case of Conscience (Blish)

  22. The Castle (Kafka)

  23. The Centaur (Updike)

  24. The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare)

  25. The Conference of the Birds (Attar)

  26. Crash (Ballard)

  27. Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky)

  28. Dangerous Liaisons (Laclos)

  29. The Day Last More Than a Hundred Years (Aitmatov)

  30. The Diamond Age (Stephenson)

  31. Dien Cai Dau(Yusuf Komunyakaa)

  32. The Dispossessed (LeGuin)

  33. Distraction (Sterling)

  34. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Dick)

  35. A Doll’s House (Ibsen)

  36. Don Quixote (Cervantes)

  37. Dr. Bloodmoney (Dick)

  38. Dr. jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Stevenson)

  39. Dracula (Stoker)

  40. Duel (Chekhov)

  41. Earth Abides (Stewart)

  42. Edgar Allan Poe, Tales and Stories (Poe)

  43. El Senor Presidente (Asturias)

  44. Embassytown (Mieville)

  45. The Embedding (Watson)

  46. Emma (Austen)

  47. Ender’s Game (Card)

  48. The Epic of Sundiata

  49. Et tu, Babe (Leyner)

  50. The Farthest Shore (LeGuin)

  51. Fathers and Sons (Turgenev)

  52. The Female Man (Russ)

  53. Fiasco (Lem)

  54. The Fifth Season (Jemison)

  55. A Fire On the Deep (Vinge)

  56. Flatland (Abbott)

  57. Foe (Coetzee)

  58. Forever War (Haldeman)

  59. Frankenstein (Shelley)

  60. The Futurological Congress (Lem)

  61. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Collected Stories

  62. Galatea 2.2 (Powers)

  63. Galaxy 999 (Leiji Matsumoto)

  64. The Gambler (Dostoyevsky)

  65. The German Ideology (Marx and Engels)

  66. God’s Bits of Wood (Sembene)

  67. Golden Ass (Apuleius)

  68. The Golden Compass (Pullman)

  69. Great Expectations (Dickens)

  70. Gulliver’s Travels (Swift)

  71. Hamlet (Shakespeare)

  72. Heart of Darkness (Conrad)

  73. The Heights of Macchu Picchu (Neruda)

  74. His Master’s Voice (Lem)

  75. A History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil (de Lery)

  76. The Hobbit (Tolkien)

  77. The Hungry Tide (Ghosh)

  78. Hyperion (Simmons)

  79. The Idiot (Dostoyevsky)

  80. In the Arms of the Beloved (Rumi)

  81. Inferno (Dante)

  82. Interview with the Vampire (Rice)

  83. Iphigenia in Aulis (Euripides)

  84. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter (Swanwick)

  85. The Island of Doctor Moreau (Wells)

  86. The Italian (Radcliffe)

  87. Jane Eyre (C. Bronte)

  88. Jazz (Morrison)

  89. Joseph Andrews (Fielding)

  90. The Jungle Book (Kipling)

  91. The Kabir Book

  92. King Lear (Shakespeare)

  93. King Solomon's Mines (Haggard)

  94. Kiss of the Spider Woman (Puig)

  95. Kokoro (Soseki)

  96. Krik? Krak! (Danticat)

  97. The Left hand of Darkness (LeGuin)

  98. The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Weldon)

  99. Lost in the Funhouse (Barth)

  100. The Lost Steps (Carpentier)

  101. Love’s Labours Lost (Shakespeare)

  102. Lysistrata (Aristophanes)

  103. Macbeth (Shakespeare)

  104. Madame Bovary (Flaubert)

  105. The Maltese Falcon (Hammett)

  106. The Man in the High Castle (Dick)

  107. Man's Fate (Malraux)

  108. Mansfield Park (Austen)

  109. Maria or The Wrongs of Woman (Wollstonecraft)

  110. Measure for Measure (Shakespeare)

  111. Medea (Euripides)

  112. Menaechmi (Plautus)

  113. The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare)

  114. Michael Kohlhaas (Kleist)

  115. Micromégas (Voltaire)

  116. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)

  117. The Misanthrope (Moliere)

  118. Moby Dick (Melville)

  119. The Monk (Lewis)

  120. Monkey (Wu)

  121. The Mount (Emshwiller)

  122. Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)

  123. My Soul to Keep (Due)

  124. Mythologies (Barthes)

  125. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (Poe)

  126. Native Tongue (Elgin)

  127. Neuromancer (Gibson)

  128. Nineteen eighty-four (Orwell)

  129. Northanger Abbey (Austen)

  130. No Sweetness Here (Aidoo)

  131. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Gaiman)

  132. The Odyssey (Homer)

  133. Omeros (Walcoot)

  134. On Lies Secrets and Silence (Rich)

  135. One Hundred Love Sonnets (Neruda)

  136. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia Marquez)

  137. Othello (Shakespeare)

  138. Our Mutual Friend (Dickens)

  139. Pale Fire (Nabokov)

  140. The Palm-Wine Drinkard (Tutuola)

  141. The Parable of the Sower (Butler)

  142. The Passion of New Eve (Carter)

  143. Pattern Recognition (Gibson)

  144. Perdido Street Station (Mieville)

  145. Permutation City (Egan)

  146. A Physician In Spite of Himself (Moliere)

  147. Pride and Prejudice (Austen)

  148. The Princess of Cleves (Lafayette)

  149. The Queen of Spades (Pushkin)

  150. The Radiance of the King (Laye)

  151. Ragtime (Doctorow)

  152. Ramayana (Valmiki)

  153. The Red and the Black (Stendhal)

  154. Red Mars (Robinson)

  155. The Return of the Native (Hardy)

  156. Riddley Walker (Hoban)

  157. Ring of Swords (Arnason)

  158. Roadside Picnic (B. & A. Strugatsky)

  159. Robinson Crusoe (Defoe)

  160. A Room of One's Own (Woolf)

  161. A Scanner Darkly (Dick)

  162. The Scar (Mieville)

  163. A Season of Migration to the North (Salih)

  164. The Satanic Verses (Rushdie)

  165. Secrets (Farrah)

  166. She (Haggard)

  167. Shikasta (Lessing)

  168. Silence (Endo)

  169. Sirius (Stapledon)

  170. Snow Crash (Stephenson)

  171. Solaris (Lem)

  172. The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)

  173. The Space Merchants (Kornbluth and Pohl)

  174. Stand on Zanzibar (Brunner)

  175. Star Maker (Stapledon)

  176. The Subtle Knife (Pullman)

  177. Symmetries (Valenzuela)

  178. The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)

  179. The Time Machine (Wells)

  180. Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

  181. The Three-Body Problem (Lu)

  182. Timescape (Benford)

  183. To the Lighthouse (Woolf)

  184. Tom Jones (Fielding)

  185. The Tombs of Atuan (LeGuin)

  186. Towing Jehovah (Morrow)

  187. Triton (Delany)

  188. Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)

  189. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Neruda)

  190. The Ugly Swans (B. & A. Strugatksy)

  191. Utopia (More)

  192. A Voyage to Arcturus (Lindsay)

  193. Vurt (Noon)

  194. Waiting for the Barbarians (Coetzee)

  195. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

  196. War of the Worlds (Wells)

  197. War With the Newts (Capek)

  198. Waverley (Scott)

  199. We (Zamyatin)

  200. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Fowler)

  201. White Man's Grave (Dooling)

  202. White Noise (DeLillo)

  203. White Queen (Jones)

  204. Who Fears Death (Okorafor)

  205. Wild Seed (Butler)

  206. Wind-Up Girl (Bacigalupi)

  207. The Wizard of Earthsea (LeGuin)

  208. Woman at Point Zero (Al Sadaawi)

  209. Woman in the Dunes (Abe)

  210. Wuthering Heights (E. Bronte)

  211. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig)