Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS/HAS): English Literature Mains Exam Syllabus

Detailed SYLLABUS for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS/HAS) Mains Examination

 English Literature

PAPER-I


English Literature: 1600-1900


Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements:
The Renaissance, Elizabethan Drama, Metaphysical Poetry, Classicism, Romanticism, the Rise of Novel, The Victorian age.

Section A

1. William Shakespeare : The Tempest  
2. John Donne. The following poems: 
The Canonization
The Good Morrow
The Flea
The Ecstasy
The Sun Rising
Death be not proud;
3.  John Milton. Paradise Lost, I, IV
4.  William Wordsworth. The following poems:
Ode on Intimation of Immortality. 
Tintern Abbey.
The Solitary Reaper
The World is too much with us. 
Upon Westminster Bridge.
5. Alfred Tennyson. The following poem:
Ulysses,
The Lotus Eaters  
6. Henrik Ibsen. A Doll's House.

Section B

1. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
2. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
3. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
4. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

PAPER-II

ENGLISH LITERATURE: The Twentieth Century

Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements: Modernism, the stream of consciousness novel, Absurd Drama, Colonialism and Post
Colonialism, Indian Writing in English, Feminism, Post-Modernism.

Section A

1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems:
- Easter 1916
- The Second Coming
- A Prayer for my Daughter
- Sailing to Byzantium
- The Tower
- Among School Children
2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems:
- The Love Songs of J.Alfred Prufrock
- Journey of the Magi
- The Hollow Men   3. Robert Frost. The following poems:    
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
- The Road not taken
- After Apple Picking
- Birches
- Mending Wall
4. W.H.Auden. The following poems:
  - In Memory of W.B.Yeats  
  - The Unknown Citizen 
  - The Shield of Achilles
  - September 1, 1939
5. Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot
6. Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman

Section B

1. E.M.Forster:   A Passage to India.
2. James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
3. Nathaniel Hawthornem: The Scarlet Letter
4. R.K. Narayan: The Guide.

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