What are the best books of the 1910s?

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    #1The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 


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    Dhruv Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Kafka captures a the depths of what it means to be human in the strange and partly non-human tale. I could re-read this over and over again. Just when you think you've pulled every nugget of insight out of this book, another one hits you. "
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    #2The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden is a novel about Mary Lennox, a spoiled and alone child who is sent to his grieving uncle after her parent's death. She found out about that there is a forgotten garden there and she visited it to know its mysteries.


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    Douglas Crawford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Secret Garden is a wonderful story and a hands-down classic. I have loved this book for many years and the setting and time period are perfect."
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    First published in 1914, James Joyce's Dubliners is one of the most well-known short story collections. It is comprised of 15 short stories about life in early 20th century Dublin.


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    Rachel Zhang
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Dubliners is a classic collection of short stories from James Joyce. His stories are about life in Dublin during the early 20th century. These stories are fun to read and are an enjoyable escape and reflection of other times and places. "
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    #4The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera is a gothic novel by the French writer Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of the deformed Erik, who haunts the Paris Garnier opera house, who then falls in love with the soprano singer Christine Daaé.

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    Miriam Espinosa
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Phantom of the Opera is a good book from 1910"
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    Pygmalion is a play by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1913. It draws inspiration from the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion. The hit musical My Fair Lady is based on this stage play.


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    Ishan Rangan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is a very interesting read. There are a lot of things that I felt I learned about while reading this. I also really enjoyed the characters and the plot. I lost track of time while reading this, it is captivating and interesting to read."
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    #6Howards End

    Howards End
    Howards End is a historical fiction with political themes for young adults and adults written by renowned author E.M. Forster. It was first released in 1910 and was internationally praised as an iconic illustration of Victorian England.

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    Vihaan Nair
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Howards End is a great book of the 1910's"
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    #7A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and edited by Seamus Deane is published in 2003. This Penguin Classics edition portrays religious rebellion, including one's development intellectually and emotionally.


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    Xiang Wu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This was pretty good as it has some great pictures. With that said the book was not emotionally attached to me like I thought it would be. Overall solid book"
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    #8Raggedy Ann Stories

    Raggedy Ann Stories
    Raggedy Ann Stories is a children's book written by American writer Johnny Gruelle, originally published in 1918. Raggedy Ann has since become one of the most well-known characters in children's literature.

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    Jesse Fox
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A very cute little story that my daughter has absolutely loved and enjoyed for a while."
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    #9A Princess of Mars

    A Princess of Mars
    A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published in 1917. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) was published on January 30, 2007 by Penguin Books.

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    Mariana Corona
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I read this book after watching the movie and was surprised at how well the book is written. I recommend this book for anyone that believes in aliens."
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    #10Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales is a collection of short stories written by Thomas Mann which tells about the disastrous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. 


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    Daniel Fuller
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Great collection of short stories. Various quests for love and beauty and of course written perfectly as is all Mann’s work. "
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    #11Winesburg, Ohio

    Winesburg, Ohio

    Winesburg, Ohio is a cycle of short stories written by Sherwood Anderson. First published in 1919, it focuses on life in a small town at the turn of the century.


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    Scott Hayes
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Since I always enjoy period pieces, Winesburg, Ohio was absolutely no exception. This collection of short stories made me feel like I was a part of this small town myself and left me with the desire to explore more."
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    #12Sons and Lovers

    Sons and Lovers
    Sons and Lovers is a novel written by the renowned English author, D.H. Lawrence. It was originally published in 1913 by B.W. Huebsch. It tells the story of a woman who treats her two sons as lovers. 

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    Adrián Zamudio
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Sons and Lovers is widely regarded as being an incredible piece of work. It is a strange story, and one that a lot of people would be put off by, but if you can put that aside it is a fantastic, unique offering, and it's incredible that it was originally written when it was."
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    #13Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)

    Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
    Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics) is a classic literature and fiction book written by Edith Wharton that was published on September 28, 2006 by Penguin Classics. It tells a tale of despair and forbidden emotions.

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    Tomás Félix
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics) is a book of the 1910s"
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    #14Swann's Way

    Swann's Way

    Swann's Way is the first book in the À la recherche du temps perdu series by Marcel Proust. This book was originally published in 1913. This book is a classic European literature.


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    Rachel Soto
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book. It's a short and simple read, but the story is good and really holds onto your attention."


Best What are the best books of the 1910s
1The MetamorphosisBooks 39 Paid
2The Secret GardenBooks 36 Paid
3DublinersBooks 33 Paid
4The Phantom of the OperaBooks 31 Paid
5PygmalionBooks 29 Paid
6Howards EndBooks 28 Paid
7A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManBooks 26 Paid
8Raggedy Ann StoriesBooks 23 Paid
9A Princess of MarsBooks 21 Paid
10Death in Venice and Other TalesBooks 20 Paid

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