What are the best Gaslight and Jazz Era fiction books ?

asked by Anonymous
259 contributors
10 solutions
  1. 46

    #1The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is a fictional romance book. This book was published in 2011. This book narrates a poignant plot on the interrelation of ambition and betrayal.


    Check price

    Arnav Dutta
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is so dumb. Why doesn't Ernest just tell Hadley that he occasionally wants her to put her finger in his butt. Marriage is simple folks, talk to your partner especially about sex stuff. That way no one goes venturing off and making their spouse jealous."
  2. 45

    #2The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi is a classic romance fiction book written by O. Henry. This Christmas-themed novel is first published in 1905. 


    Check price

    Kathryn Rice
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Yes, yes, I know, you probably had this one assigned to you in school and to this day you have no idea why it mattered. Or maybe you figured it out eventually and want to read it again. Either way, do not waste a second and buy this! The illustrations are gorgeous and really enhance the story. Beautiful and a bit tragic without being mawkish. Kind of makes you think, too."
  3. 42

    #3The 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. 


    Check price

    Barbara Little
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Great Gatsby caught my attention after I watched the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. The story itself is not the type of things I read, but I gave it a try because this is suppoused to be Fitzgerald's best work. This book is an interesting analysis or critique of the decadent 20's, where the rich let themselves go in parties full of vice and decadency. The book has a kind of boring beggining, but after getting used to the narration style it's pretty enjoyable. The characters are complex and well developed, my favorite was the at first mysterious Gatsby. The plot per se is not that incredible, but the writing style keeps you interested. "
  1. 40

    #4The Given Day

    The Given Day

    The Given Day is a book by Dennis Lehane that tells the story of of two families. The two families came from white and black races. It shows the struggles of families on those times. 


    Check price

    George Wagner
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While the series is fiction the author does a great job at painting a picture of the good and bad of life in the early 1900's. The prejudice, inequality, and corruption of the period are well depicted along with the various charms of the time period. The story follows the friendship of a Boston cop and a black man on the run. I'd recommend the series to any fan of historical fiction. "
  2. 38

    #5The Other Typist

    The Other Typist

    The Other Typist is a book by Suzanne Rindell that tells a story about Rose, a typist who types all the crimes in the law court. Another typist will arrive and Rose will be obssessed.  


    Check price

    Sun Yuan
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The story is awesome. The characters are fascinating. It is a wonderful book."
  3. 19

    #6Time and Again (Time Series)

    Time and Again (Time Series)
    Si Morley was tired of working as an illustrator, so he did not hesitate to take part in a top-secret program that would take him to the late 19th century. There she found happiness, as he even found out about his roots, but what he did not expect was to fall in love with a woman from another century. 


    Check price

    Helen Clark
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "In a way, it is a very plain book -- it rarely speaks of something the reader cannot see, it's concerns seem very based in the idea of telling the story at hand -- it feels in no way fantastical. The frills are on the inside, tangled in the ideas that the book's premise is built on. If you step back, you realize what an achievement the book is, and how subtle the brilliance is. Revolutionary, really, and on par with THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE, while being not at all like it. So, if you like time-travel books, or historical fiction, or romantic-without-ever-saying-it books... or just books that Stephen King lauds on the front cover: get this book. Read it."
  4. 16

    #7The House of Mirth

    The House of Mirth

    The House of Mirth is a classic fiction book written by Edith Wharton with an introduction by Nina Bawden. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Virago.


    Check price

    Roger Hopkins
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I have been a big fan of gas light and jazz era books for the longest time. The best book I have read so far that covers these two topics is the House of Mirth. "
  5. 2

    #8The 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.


    Check price

    Randy Jimenez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The book has a great story. It paints a nice and vivid picture too."
  6. 1

    #9Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is a historical fiction novel by Therese Ann Fowler. It is a book inspired by the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, an American socialite and the wife of the renowned author, F. Scott Fitzgerald.


    Check price

    David Dunn
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I like this book a lot, it's definitely worth a read and I like the story telling and different aspects of it. It's good."
  7. 0

    #10A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a classic coming-of-age book by Betty Smith that tells the story of a girl named Francie Nolan and her poverty-stricken family as they struggle to survive in early 20th century Brooklyn, New York.

    Check price

    Jacqueline Lynch
    Written on May 21, 2018
    " honestly don't know where to begin. This is a truly great novel. Years ago, I read this book but I did not, at the time, fully appreciate the consistently high quality of the prose, and the depth of the writer's insights into human nature and the world she describes in such detail for us. A few weeks ago I sat down and read it word for word from beginning to end and I was enormously moved by and impressed with it. The writing is rich, precise, brilliantly restrained and immensely satisfying. Francie is a true heroine, struggling to fulfill her dreams as a sensitive and creative young person in a harsh and often brutal environment. Her imagination and intelligence are beautifully revealed in pages filled with brilliant and wise observation, and simple incidents that can move you to tears. In many respects it's a heartbreaking novel, filled with suffering, and often deeply sad; but it's always enormously inspiring and somehow always entertaining. That some critics when it was published dismissed it as "sentimental" is hard to believe. It is anything but sentimental. ---- It is realism at its finest. Highly recommended. Truly an American classic."


Best What are the best Gaslight and Jazz Era fiction books
1The Paris WifeBooks 46 Paid
2The Gift of the MagiBooks 45 Paid
3The Great GatsbyBooks 42 Paid
4The Given DayBooks 40 Paid
5The Other TypistBooks 38 Paid
6Time and Again (Time Series)Books 19 Paid
7The House of MirthBooks 16 Paid
8The Age of InnocenceBooks 2 Paid
9Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldBooks 1 Paid
10A Tree Grows in BrooklynBooks 0 Paid

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!


Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.