Top 5 M.A. English Literature Books to Read this week

Top 5 M.A. English Literature Books

The world as we know it today has been depicted, commented on, and helped shape by Literature. There is a wealth of exciting and nail-biting stories to read out there, ranging from classic love stories and tales of heroism to contemporary criticisms on changes in society and dystopian tales. Choosing which ones to read can be one of the most difficult decisions!

It can be difficult for students, particularly those studying creative subjects, to find the time or inspiration to read M.A. English books or B.A. English books that are not on their course syllabus. It should come as no surprise that English Literature students must be well-read, which will be considered during university interview questions if you wish to study this subject at university. 

While it’s essential to discuss books you may have studied in your B.A. class, it’s even more important to show that you took the initiative to read beyond your textbooks and investigate some of Literature’s most essential works.

Whether you want to study English Literature or want to reminisce, our list of 5 classic books to read will inspire you. The list is by no means comprehensive, but it should serve as motivation to start reading some new authors. You never know; you might discover a new favorite novel!

Here’s the Top 5 M.A English Literature Books To Read This Week


Pamela tells the story of Pamela Andrews, a fifteen-year-old maidservant whose employer, Mr. B, a wealthy landowner, makes unwanted and inappropriate advances toward her after his mother dies.

Pamela discusses various social issues, including English society’s social classes, the importance of purity, virtue, femininity, religion, feminism, and love and marriage. Pamela wishes to be accepted into the aristocracy as a servant girl about to marry a nobleman.

Waiting for Godot – Samuel Bekett- by- R.L.Varshney

This particular word, ‘Godot’ is deeply symbolic in Waiting for Godot’s book. Godot is a word that means “godly” or “godlike.” He is the “earthly ideal of a better social order,” as he describes himself. The word ‘Godot,’ symbolized the inaccessible self, which also means death or silence. It’s an avant-garde drama that was a smash hit of the Absurd. Vladimir and Estragon are the central characters in the book. The men wait for Godot, a mysterious man, beside a tree. However, you will learn that Godot constantly promises to arrive the next day, but he never does. 

However, the reader’s interpretation of the story’s morals is up to them. It has been stated that there is no connection between God and salvation waiting.

That Long Silence – Shashi Deshpande -by – Dr.Prem Sagar

The novel’s title, That Long Silence, alludes to a failure to communicate and assert oneself. When reading the epigraph from Elizabeth Robins’ speech, one will notice that this silence refers to a female character’s reticence.

When Jaya’s husband is asked to leave his job while allegations of business malpractice against him are investigated, her life falls apart. Disagreements with her husband, frustrations in their seventeen-year marriage, disappointment in her two teenage children, and the claustrophobic feelings she experienced all surface. Shashi Deshpande gives an outstanding performance as a woman attempting to break a “long silence” that began in childhood and is rooted in herself and the constraints of her life.


Doctor Faustus, a well-respected German scholar, becomes dissatisfied with the limitations of traditional forms of knowledge—logic, medicine, law, and religion—and decides to study magic.

In Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus,’ Marlowe teaches us that life is a straight line, not a circle and that if one does not progress, one will regress. Faustus’ pendular movement takes him on a never-ending journey without hope or direction.

The Shoemakers’ Holiday – Dekker Thomas – By – R.L.Varshney

Three subplots are featured in the story: an inter-class romance between a Londoner and an aristocrat, shoemaker Simon Eyre’s ascension to Lord Mayor of London, and a romance between a gentleman and a shoemaker’s wife, whose husband appears to have died in the French wars.