What are the best novels set in 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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    Doris Perkins
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a great book and it is a good match to the topic. This book is small and worth reading."
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    #2A 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.
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    Barbara Jones
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This somewhat covers the topic well. It is a great book based on reviews and ratings, the price is affordable. And some settings seem to take place in the 1900's-1910's but apparently it's a series so it can easily cover the 20's as well"
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    #3The Snow Child

    The Snow Child

    The Snow Child is a bestselling historical fiction novel by Eowyn Ivey, first published in 2011. It tells the story of a girl made of snow who comes to life. It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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    Jesse James
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "the snow child is a great book and I recommend reading it as soon as possible."
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    #4The 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.  

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    Frank Beck
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is very special, i have had a very good time reading this book, and i suggest it to all readers who want to have a special time, because i am sure that this book has quality, good writing and tells a very special story."
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    #5The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game is the second book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's magical realism series for young adults, The Cemetery of Forgotten. It is translated by Lucia Graves and was originally published in Spanish in 2008.

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    Carl Boyd
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Angel's Game is a pretty awesome book. I am a fan of early 1900 settings in general but the way this book depicts it is fantastic. The story and character development are solid and will keep readers engaged from start to finish."
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    #6Z: 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.

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    Adam Carpenter
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love the way this book is written mostly about the characters and the way their innermost feelings are depicted.Any book that has included marriage,love,family,destruction is always of interest to me and this book had it all."
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    #7As I Lay Dying

    As I Lay Dying

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner tells the story of Addie Bundren and her family and her wish to be buried in Mississippi, her hometown. This novel is narrated in the perspectives of many characters including when Addie is still alive. 

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    Howard Hunter
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "this is part thriller, part mystery, all interesting. A great story of the bible belt and life in the 20's."
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    #8Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha is Arthur Gold's best-selling novel, which tells the story of Nitta Sayuri as she overcomes loss at a young age and learns the art of becoming a geisha. It is a story of loss and pain, hope, and love.

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    Wu Han
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book was hugely successful upon release. I didn't care for it all that much personally, but I tend to be rather picky. Everyone i know who read it...loved it."
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    #9The 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. 

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    Jose Soto
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I picked up a copy of The Given Day, and can I just say, WOW! It definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a moderately hard read, but nothing that you couldn't get through in a few evenings. Overall I would recommend it to a friend."
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    #10Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)

    Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)

    Bathing Beauties, Booze, And Bullets is the second book in A Jazz Age Mystery series written by Ellen Mansoor Collier. This historical fiction novel is about a reporter named Jasmine Cross. 

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    Daniel May
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "novels are interesting"
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    #11The 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.

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    Virginia Wilson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Paris Wife is the best novels set in the 1920s"

Summary

Best What are the best novels set in the 1920s
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Great GatsbyBooks 54 Paid
2A Tree Grows in BrooklynBooks 49 Paid
3The Snow ChildBooks 48 Paid
4The Other TypistBooks 45 Paid
5The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)Books 44 Paid
6Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldBooks 42 Paid
7As I Lay DyingBooks 41 Paid
8Memoirs of a GeishaBooks 38 Paid
9The Given DayBooks 37 Paid
10Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)Books 34 Paid
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