100 Years of Books

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Olga, Albert Rafols-Casamada (Spain 1923-2009)

100 Years of Books is an ongoing projectΒ where IΒ aim to readΒ a book published in each year from 1850 to 1949. In the processΒ I hope to increase my knowledge of classics and writers that I might not otherwise encounter.

There’s no schedule, no deadline and I reserve the right to change the list at any time. Life has enough rules already! πŸ™‚

There are a couple of authors listed twice, but generally I’ll try to read as many different writers as I can. If you have any recommendations for the unallocated years, or even other ideas for the already allocated years,Β I’d love to hear them.

1850 – The Black Tulip, Alexandre Dumas

1851 – Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell

1852 – Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, Walt Whitman

1853 – Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell

1854 – Walden, Henry David Thoreau

1855 – The Warden (Chronicles of Barsetshire #1), Anthony Trollope

1856 – Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

1857 –

1858 –

1859 – The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

1860 –

1861 – Silas Marner, George Eliot

1862 – Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

1863 –

1864 – The Light Princess, George McDonald

1865 – War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

1866 –

1867 – Cometh up as a Flower, Rhoda Broughton

1868 – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

1869 –

1870 – The Thorny Path, Hesba Stretton

1871 – Middlemarch, George Eliot

1872 –

1873 – Transcendental Wild Oats, Louisa May Alcott / Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne

1874 –

1875 –

1876 –

1877 –

1878 –

1879 – A Dolls House, Henrik Isben

1880 – Heidi, Johanna Spyri

1881 –

1882 –

1883 –

1884 – Ramona, Helen Hunt Jackson

1885 –

1886 – The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy

1887 – A Study in Scarlett (Sherlock Holmes #1), Arthur Conan Doyle

1888 – Laddie, Evelyn Whitaker

1889 – Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome / The Nether World, George Gissing

1890 – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

1891 –

1892 –

1893 –

1894 – The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

1895 – The Time Machine, H.G.Wells / Effi Briest, Theodor Fontane

1896 –

1897 – The Wayward Tourist, Mark Twain

1898 – The Turn of the Screw, Henry James

1899 – The Awakening, Kate Chopin

1900 –

1901 – My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin

1902 –

1903 – The Call of the Wild, Jack London

1904 –

1905 – The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy

1906 – The Railway Children, E. Nesbit

1907 – The Shepherd of the Hills, Harold Bell Wright

1908 – A Room with a View, E.M.Forster

1909 –

1910 –

1911 – The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

1912 –

1913 –

1914 – The Man Upstairs, P.G. Wodehouse

1915 –

1916 –

1917 – Parnassus on Wheels, Christopher Morley

1918 – My Antonia, Willa Cather

1919 –

1920 – The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

1921 –

1922 – The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

1923 –

1924 – The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher

1925 – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

1926 – The Proper Place, O Douglas (Anna Buchan)

1927 – To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf / The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder

1928 –

1929 –

1930 –Diary of a Provincial Lady, EM Delafield / The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

1931 – All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville-West

1932 –

1933 – Frost in May, Antonia White / High Rising, Angela Thirkell

1934 – A Pin to see the Peep Show, F. Tennyson Jesse / Rumour of Heaven, Beatrix LehmannΒ / Trooper to the Southern Cross, Angela Thirkell

1935 –

1936 – Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild

1937 – Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

1938 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Winifred Watson

1939 – And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

1940 – Mariana, Monica Dickens

1941 – Good Evening Mrs Craven….., Mollie Panter-Downs

1942 –

1943 – Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

1944 –

1945 – Brideshead Revisited, EvelynΒ WaughΒ / The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford

1946 – Britannia Mews, Margery Sharp / Moondrop to Gascony, Anne Marie Walters

1947 –

1948 – I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

1949 – Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski