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. I’ve omitted some obvious choices that I’ve already read, eg, Jane Austen.

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 –

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 –

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 –

1899 –

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 –

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 / 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

1947 –

1948 –

1949 – Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski