• English 12 AP English Literature Summer Reading Assignment 2022 - 23


    Required Text:

    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


    Your assignment is to read the novel - and be actively engaged while reading - by taking notes.  For that reason it is highly recommended that you obtain a copy of the novel to keep for yourself for your own personal library so that you can “mark up” the text as you read.


    Options for reading the novel:

    • Obtain a personal copy of the novel (this is the preferred option)


    • Read the PDF version on line at the following web address:



    Things to note while reading the novel:

    • Characters - personality and physical traits...significant actions
    • Significant Quotes
    • Setting
    • Literary Elements - should include but not limited to - symbols, personification, irony, metaphors, similes, hyperbole
    • Theme 
    • Mood and Tone



    Enjoy your reading - and be prepared to hit the ground running with assessments and discussions when school opens in August!