Significant Literature of the 20s & 30s

Significant Literature of the 1920s & 1930s

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H. Lawrence, Women in Love
Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street
Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

1921

Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street
H.G. Wells, The Outline of History

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S. Eliot, The Waste Land
Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt
Emily Post, Etiquette
Albert Einstein, The Meaning of Relativity

1923

Le Corbusier, Towards a New Architecture
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Sinclair Lewis, Babbit

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M. Forster, A Passage to India
Herman Melville, Billy Budd (posthumous)
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
Jean Piaget, Judgment and Reasoning in the Child
Edna Ferber, So Big

1925

Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

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Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Langston Hughes, The Weary Blues
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Edna Ferber, Show Boat

1927

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Thornton Wilder, Bridge of San Luis Rey
Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

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Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point
Ford Madox Ford, Parade’s End
Margaret Mead, Coming of Age in Samoa
H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterly’s Lover

1929

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel
Robert L. Ripley, Believe It or Not

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John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way
Edna Ferber, Cimmaron

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John Dewey, Philosophy and Civilization
Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth
Lincoln Steffens, Autobiography
Margaret Sanger, My Fight for Birth Control
Irma Rombauer, The Joy of Cooking
Leon Trotsky, Permanent Revolution

1932

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
William Faulkner, Light in August

1933

99914a0c0faf4e2e2ff5e053d75fa087Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
André Malraux, Man’s Fate
G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come

1934

Robert Graves, I, Claudius
John O’Hara, Appointment in Samarra
Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice
Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture
Henry Roth, Call It Sleep

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James T. Farrell, Studs Lonigan Trilogy
James Hilton, Lost Horizon
Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River
T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

1936

William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom!
John Steinbeck, In Dubious Battle
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here

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Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbitt

1938

Evelyn Waugh, Scoop
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
Lewis Mumford, The Culture of Cities
Thornton Wilder, Our Town
James Hilton, Lost Horizon
JohnSteinbeck_TheGrapesOfWrathMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling
Daphanie du Maurier, Rebecca

1939

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

 

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