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UPSC- English Literature Coaching 


  • Specialized Paper 2 and paper 3 coaching classes.
  • Complete syllabus coverage within time frame.
  • Regular mock test series for performance evaluation.
  • Coverage of important literary era’s,critiques,movements and terms for deep understanding of literature.
  • Covering of both techniques ;objective and subjective.
  • Specialized notes and digital resources.
  • Audio,video classes for better understanding.
  • Student friendly environment with dedicated and supportive teaching staff.
  • Library of more than 9000 books.
  • Self study time for students from distant places.

For UPSC English Literature Classes

Contact – Mansi Literature Academy – 8527013330




Coverage of UPSC- English Literature Syllabus Includes


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 and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.


Section- A

1. William Shakespeare :King Lear and The Tempest.

2.John Donne (The following poems ):

  • Canonization
  • Death be not proud
  • The Good Morrow
  • On his Mistress going to bed
  • The Relic

3. John Milton : Paradise Lost,I, II, IV, IX

4.Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock.

5.William Wordsworth. (The following poems):

  • Ode on Intimations of Immortality.
  • Tintern Abbey.
  • Three years she grew.
  • She dwelt among untrodden ways.
  • Michael.
  • Resolution and Independence.
  • The World is too much with us.
  • Milton, thou should’st be living at this hour.
  • Upon Westminster Bridge.

6.Alfred Tennyson : In Memoriam.

7.Henrik Ibsen : A Doll’s House.



1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels.

2.Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.

3.Henry Fielding. Tom Jones.

4.Charles Dickens. Hard Times.

5.George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss.

6.Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

7.Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.



Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements:

Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Indian Writing in English; Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; Post-Modernism.



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
  • The Second Coming
  • Byzantium.

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 EtInfans
  • The Shield of Achilles
  • September 1, 1939
  • Petition.

4.John Osborne : Look Back in Anger.

5.Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot.

6.Philip Larkin. (The following poems) :

  • Next
  • Please
  • Deceptions
  • Afternoons
  • Days
  • Mr. Bleaney

7.A.K. Ramanujan. ( The following poems)  :

  •  Looking for a Cousin  on a Swing
  • A River
  • Of Mothers, among other Things
  • Love Poem for a Wife 1
  • Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
  • Obituary




1.Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim

2.James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

3.D.H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.

4.E.M. Forster. A Passage to India.

5.Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway.

6.Raja Rao. Kanthapura.

7.V.S. Naipal. A House for Mr. Biswas.



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