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Publié : 23 février 2017

Lire en anglais : Updated list / Nouvelle mise à jour

Feel like reading books in English ?

Here is a list of books recommended by your teachers !
Les œuvres y sont classées par genre (romans, nouvelles, autobiographies, poésie et théâtre) et par ordre alphabétique des noms d’auteurs.

Bien sûr, cette liste n’est pas exhaustive et sera enrichie régulièrement. Pensez à venir la consulter de temps en temps...

Si vous êtes lecteur débutant, les éditions annotées en français vous aideront à prendre confiance. Allez dans la rubrique "Short stories/ Nouvelles".

Dans les autres sections, les références précédées de la lettre "D)" vous indiquent que vous pouvez tenter la lecture de l’œuvre même si vous débutez...

NOVELS / Romans :

Ackroyd, Peter. Chatterton
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice / watch a video
Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility
Austen, Jane. Emma
Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy : City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room

D) Adiga, Aravind. The White Tiger
Arundhati, Roy. The God of Small Things

D) Bainbridge, Beryl. An Awfully Big Adventure
Barnes, Julian. Flaubert’s Parrot
Barnes, Julian. England, England
Barnes, Julian Cross Channel
Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen). Anecdotes of Destiny
Brink, André. An Act of Terror
Brink, André. A Dry White Season
Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily. Wuthering Heights
Brookner, Anita. Hotel du Lac
Bryson, Bill. Notes from a Small Island
Bryson, Bill. Made IN America
Burnett, Frances Hogson. The Secret Garden
Byatt, A.S. The Children’s Book

Cannadine, David. Class in Britain
Cather, Willa. My Antonia / watch a video

Chandler, Raymond. The Lady in the Lake and Other Novels
Chatwin, Bruce. The Viceroy of Ouidah
Chatwin, Bruce.The Songlines
Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a Pearl Earring
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening
Coetzee, JM. Waiting for the Barbarians
Coetzee, J.M. Summertime

Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe
Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist / 1948 film / 2005 film

Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss

Fitzgerald, Francis Scott. The Great Gatsby (an unusual approach to the novel)
Friel, Bernard . Translations
Foster, E.M. Howards End
Foulds, Adam. The Quickening Maze
Fowles, John. The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Gaskell, Elizabeth. North and South
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cousin Phillis
Grenville, Kate. The Secret River
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies 1963 trailer

D) Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D’Ubervilles
Hardy, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms
Hillerman,Tony. Coyote Waits
Hillerman,Tony. A Thief of Time
Hillerman,Tony. Listening Woman
Hillerman,Tony. The First Eagle

James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
James, P.D. Death comes to Pemberley an interview with PD James

D) Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Puffin Books)

D) Kinsella, Sophie.Twenties Girl (Bentam Press)
Kureishi, Hanif. The Black Album
Kureishi, Hanif. The Budha of Suburbia

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mocking Bird
Lessing, Doris. The Fifth Child
D) Lodge, David. Out of the Shelter Penguin books

Mantel, Hilary. Wolf Hall
Mawer, Simon. The Glass Room
D) McCall Smith, Alexander. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Martel, Yann. The Life of Pi / watch an interview with Yann Martel / watch trailers (school projects)

Melville, Herman. Billy Bud
Morrison, Toni. Sula
Morrison, Toni. A Mercy

Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of Truth
Narayan, RK. The Painter of Signs

O’Farrell, Maggie. After you’d gone
Orwell,George. Animal Farm

Perry, Anne. Southampton Row

D) Rendell, Ruth. The Bridesmaid
D) Rosoff, Meg. How I live Now

D) Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein extracts from 1931 film / 1994 film
D) Smith, Dodie. I Capture the Castle / watch the trailer
Spark, Muriel. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories
Stockett, Kathryn. The Help
Waters, Sarah.The Little Stranger
Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence
Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Thornton. The Ides of March
Wilder, Thorton. The Bridge of San Luis Rey

SHORT STORIES / Nouvelles :

Boston, Philippa. The Fortunes of John de Courcy (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (édition annotée, Lire en anglais, Livre de poche)

Christie, Agatha. Miss Marple and Mystery :The Complete Short Stories

Christie, Agatha. The Actress and other short stories (texte original annoté, édition Livre de Poche, Lire en anglais)

Conan Doyle, Arthur. Two famous Sherlock Holmes stories (édition annotée, Ellipses)

Dahl, Roald. The Hitch-hiker and Other Stories (édition annotée, Lire en anglais, Livre de Poche)

Fitzgerald, Francis Scott. The Cut-Glass Bowl (édition annotée, Ellipses)

Flynn, Peter. Hemingway’s Chihuahua (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Gordimer, Nadine. The Soft Voice of the Serpent

Hally, Janice. Distant Echo (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Hammett, Dashiell. Creeping Siamese and Nightshade (livre + CD, édition annotée, Langues pour tous, Pocket)

Highsmith, Patricia. Short Stories (édition bilingue, Presses Pocket)

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea

James, Henry. The Real Thing (édition annotée, Ellipses)

Joyce, James. The Dead (édition annotée, Ellipses)

May, Peter. The Ghost Marriage (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Morgan, Rupert. A Picnic on Earth( collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Morgan, Rupert. The Consultant (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Morris, R.N. The Exsanguinist (collection Paperplanes, éditions Didier)

Welty, Eudora. The Collected Stories

Woolf, Virginia. A Haunted House and Other Short Stories

English Crime Stories of Today (texte original avec annotations en français, Lire en anglais, Le Livre de Poche)

New York Stories (nouvelles annotées, Lire en v.o. anglais, Hatier)

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, edited by Tony Hillerman

The New Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories

Short Story Masterpieces :36 unforgettable stories by world-famous authors


Angelou, Maya. The Collected Autobiographies

Mandela, Nelson. No Easy Walk to Freedom

Obama, Barack. Dreams from my Father

Poitier, Sidney. The Measure of a Man : A Spiritual Autobiography

POETRY / poésie :

Dickinson, Emily. Selected Poems

Eliot, TS. The Waste Land and Other Poems
Frost, Robert. Selected Poems

Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper
Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems

D)Hughes, Ted. Poetry in the Making : An Anthology of Poems and Programmes from "Listening and Writing"

Larkin, Philip. Collected Poems

Sassoon, Siegfried. Selected Poems


Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth
Shakespeare, William. Much Ado about Nothing
Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare, William. Richard III / 1955 film / 1995 adaptation / an audio recording / an explanation of the opening scene / « Al Pacino looks for Richard III »
Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion / film adapted from the play
Synge, John Millington. The Playboy of the Western World
Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest