UPPSC English Syllabus


Detail study of literary age (19 th century): The paper will cover the study of English Literature from 1798to 1900 with special reference to the works of Willian Word worth, Coleridge, Shelly, Keats, Lamb, Hazlitt, Thackeray. Dickens. Tennyson, Robert Browning, AC Swinehurne, D G Rossetti, Carlyl and Ruskin. The candidates will be required to evince first hand reading. The paper will be designed to test candidatesthrough understanding of the main literary trends during the period with reference to the authors prescribed. Questions on the social and cultural background to the period will be also set.


The paper will be designed to test candidates first hand reading of the text alomgwith their ability toexamine literacy problems critically. 1. William Shakespeare: Twelth Night Henry IV Pt. J. Hamlet, The Tempest. 2. John Milton: Paradise Lost Book-1 & II

  1. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice.

  2. W Wordsworth: “Immortality Ode” “Tintern Abbey”

  3. Dickens: Great Expectations.

  4. Graham Green: The power and the Glory.

  5. William Golding: Lord of the Flies.

  6. W B Yeats: “The Second Coming” “Bizanlium” “Sailing to Bizanlium” “A Prayer for my Daughter” “Leda and the Swan”

  7. T S Eliot: The Wasteland.

  8. D H Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.