What are the best books of the 1920s?

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    #1The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 


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    Juan Hernandez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "One of the best books that ever read."
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    Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.

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    Ananya Kapur
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "Steppenwolf is an interesting read on the history of psychiatry. I read it for a bit to kill time on a trip but I couldn't finish."
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    #3Being and Time

    Being and Time

    "Being and time" is one of the most important philosophy novels of our time. This novel by Martin Heidegger makes a central question: "What is the meaning of being?", challenged the intellectual map of today's occidental modernity. 


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    Emily Lynch
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "It's hard to stay positive in this day and age of negativity. If you like to stay optimistic like I do or even struggle to, then Being and Time is the book for you. It is revolutionary and really helps put things in perspective. It is very well written and extremely relatable. It will change the way you think!"
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    #4The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    In Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Newland Archer must choose between social stability, as embodied by the wealthy socialite May Welland, or passion in the form of Ellen Olenska.


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    Hao Shi
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "The Age of Innocence is one of the classics. It's worth reading to understand why it has such a reputation. How you view the quality depends on how you feel about female writers."
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    #5A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell To Arms
    A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Set in Italy during the First World War, it tells the story of Frederic Henry, an American in the ambulance corps of the Italian army, and his relationship with a British nurse.

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    Concepción Navarro
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "A Farewell To Arms is one of the best classic war books of the 1920s. It's a must read for war history readers as it provides so much credible perspective from a very professional writer."
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    #6The Waste Land and Other Poems

    The Waste Land and Other Poems
    The Waste Land and Other Poems includes some of the best works by T.S Eliot during his early years as a poet. Eliot left an unremarkably big influence in English poetry that continually inspires other poets in their work up to this day.

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    John Burke
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "A great little collection of artistic poems that are quite deep and reveal themselves to be deeper the more you go back to read them. These poems are all of varying topics, ranging from western literature, tarot cards, anthropology to Asian sacred texts. It can be inspirational at times and brings about a sense of spirituality."
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    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 

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    Annie Xu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Pretty good book. Hard to slough through but worth it."
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    #8The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit is Margery Williams' 1922 classic about a toy rabbit that was shunned by his owner in favor of newer and better mechanical toys.The rabbit later found love and appreciation but had to face other future problems.


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    Amanda Harvey
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This book completely fits what I am looking for. It is a top of the line book and is still read to this day and on top of that it is from the 1920's. To me this solution is perfect for what I am looking for here."
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    #9The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)
    Roger Ackroyd knew that the woman he loved committed suicide with an apparent drug overdose. He had received a letter of information but before he could finish, he was stabbed to death. Hercule Poirot, his friend, takes over to solve the mystery.

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    Christine Griffin
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of my favorites. This book is unconventional at times, but filled with mystery and intrigue. It's kept me guessing with great twists and interesting character development."
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    #10All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    All Quiet on the Western Front is a book by Erich Maria Remarque that tells the story of Paul Baumer, a soldier in the German army during World War I. The books was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

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    Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "What a classic book that i read the first time in high school. It shows that war is not always pretty. It shows the harsh reality's of war. It explains what happens day to day in the trenches and what these men are doing and feeling. Even after my second read i felt like i was there. Truly a book that everyone should read in there lifetime."
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    #11The Bridge

    The Bridge

    The Bridge is a historical poem book written by Hart Crane. It was originally released in 1930, seven years after it was started. It contains an introduction from Waldo Frank and a foreword from Thomas A. Vogler. 


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    Sarah Dixon
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Hart Crane writes roughly of a "mystical synthesis of 'America", it took him nearly 7 years to write and describes our future."


Best What are the best books of the 1920s
1The Great GatsbyBooks 17 Paid
2SteppenwolfBooks 14 Paid
3Being and TimeBooks 12 Paid
4The Age of InnocenceBooks 11 Paid
5A Farewell To ArmsBooks 9 Paid
6The Waste Land and Other PoemsBooks 8 Paid
7UlyssesBooks 6 Paid
8The Velveteen RabbitBooks 5 Paid
9The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)Books 2 Paid
10All Quiet on the Western FrontBooks 1 Paid

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