KPPSC English Literature PMS Syllabus

Total Marks – 200
Paper I
Marks – 100

Detailed study of a literary age (19th Century)
The paper will cover the study of English literature from 1798 to 1900 with special reference to the
works of W. Blake, Wordsworth, Shelly, Keats, Byron, Charles Lamb, Dickens, Tennyson, Robert
Browning, Hardy, George Elliot, J.S. Mill, Ruskin and Oscar Wilde.
Evidence of first hand reading will be required. The paper will be designed to test not only the
candidates’ knowledge of the prescribed authors but also their understanding of the main literary
trends during the period. Questions having a bearing on the social and cultural background of the
Period also be included.
Paper II
Marks – 100

The paper will require first hand knowledge of the text prescribed as well as general awareness of the
authors’ major works and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability
1 Shakespeare Hamlet
2 Swift Gulliver’s Travels
3 Jane Austin Pride and Prejudice
4 Shaw Pygmalion
5 Yeats The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantium, Among School Children
6 T.S. Eliot The Waste Land
7 D.H. Lawrence Sons & Lovers
8 Earnest
Old Man & The Sea
9 Samuel Backet Waiting for Godot
10 Robert Frost The Pasture, Revelation, The Tuft of Flowers, After Apple Picking,
Mending Wall, The Road Not Taken, An Old Man’s Winter Night, Birches,
Fire and Ice, Stopping by Woods, West-running Brook, Desert Places


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