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English Books for IAS Exam

We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for English to help you in your prepration for the IAS and other services under the UPSC. so it helps to know the best reference books for the ias exam.

Paper I - Section A

  1. William Shakespear
  2. John Donne. The following poems
    • Canonization
    • Death be not proud
    • The Good Morrow
    • On his Mistress going to bed
    • The Relic
    • John Milton : Paradise Lost,I Buy Now
    • John Milton : Paradise Lost, II Buy Now
    • John Milton : Paradise Lost, IV Buy Now
    • John Milton : Paradise Lost, IX Buy Now
  3. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock Buy Now
  4. William Wordsworth. The following poems
    • Ode on Intimations of Immortality. Buy Now
    • Tintern Abbey.
    • Three years she grew.
    • She dwelt among untrodden ways.
    • Michael.
    • Resolution and Independence.
    • The World is too much with us.
    • Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
    • Upon Westminster Bridge.
    • Alfred Tennyson : In Memoriam. Buy Now
    • Henrik Ibsen : A Doll's House. Buy Now

Paper I - Section B

  1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels. Buy Now
  2.  Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice. Buy Now
  3. Henry Fielding. Tom Jones. Buy Now
  4. Charles Dickens. Hard Times. Buy Now
  5. George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss. Buy Now
  6. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Buy Now
  7. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Buy Now

Paper II - 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.
    • Leda and the Swan.
    • Meru
    • Lapis Lazuli
  2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems
    •  The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
    • Journey of the Magi.
    • Burnt Norton.
  3.  W.H. Auden. The following poems
    • Partition
    • Musee des Beaux Arts
    • In Memory of W.B. Yeats
    • Lay your sleeping head, my love
    • The Unknown Citizen
    • Consider
    • Mundus Et Infans
    • The Shield of Achilles
    • September 1, 1939
    • Petition.
  4. John Osborne : Look Back in Anger Buy Now
  5. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot Buy Now
  6. Philip Larkin. The following poems
    • Next
    • Please
    • Deceptions
    • Afternoons
    • Days
    • Mr. Bleaney
  7. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems 
    • Looking for a Causim on a Swing
    • A River
    • Of Mothers, among other Things
    • Love Poem for a Wife 1
    • Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
    • Obituary

Paper II - Section B

  1. Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim Buy Now
  2. James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Buy Now