List of 32 Books Based in the Early 1900s

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 1943 Novel, Bildungsroman, Domestic Fiction
A Very Long Engagement Sébastien Japrisot 1991 Fiction, Romance novel, War story
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque 1929 Novel, Fiction, War story, Roman à clef
Birds Without Wings Louis de Bernières 2004 Novel, Historical Fiction, Romance novel, historical novel, War story, Religious Fiction
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War Sebastian Faulks 1993 Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, Classics, Historical, Romance
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945 Novel, Fiction
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak 1957 Classics, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Russian Literature
East of Eden John Steinbeck 1952 Novel, Fiction, Romance novel
Falling Angels Tracy Chevalier 2001 Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
Family Limitation Margaret Sanger 1914 History, Nonfiction, Politics, Health, Feminism
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 1940 Novel, Fiction, War story
No Angel Penny Vincenzi 2000 Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
Promise Me This Cathy Gohlke 2012 Romance novel, Historical romance, Christian Fiction, Coming-of-age story
Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett 1929 Novel, Detective novel, Mystery
Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey 1912 Novel, Western, Western fiction
Spring and All William Carlos Williams 1923 Poetry
Stones from the River Ursula Hegi 1994 Novel, Historical Fiction
Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912 Novel, Adventure fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Travel literature
The Cider House Rules John Irving 1985 Novel, Fiction, Bildungsroman
The Citadel A.J. Cronin 1937 Novel, Fiction
The Go-Between L.P. Hartley 1953 Novel, Romance novel, Psychological Fiction
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford 1915 Novel, Domestic Fiction
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 1939 Novel, Historical Fiction
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 Novel, Fiction, Tragedy
The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende 1982 Novel, Magical Realism, Autobiographical novel, Domestic Fiction
The Master Butchers Singing Club Louise Erdrich 2003 Novel, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction
The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell 1924 Fiction
The Radetzky March Joseph Roth 1932 Novel, Fiction
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 1929 Novel, Modern Literature, Gothic fiction, Southern Gothic, Domestic Fiction
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough 1977 Novel, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Family saga
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 1937 Novel, Psychological Fiction
Troubles J.G. Farrell 1970 Novel, Historical Fiction

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