#TBT: 1921-1922

Popular books published in 1921 and 1922:

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / F. Scott Fitzgerald

The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story that follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860. (FIC FITZGERALD)

 

The Forsyte Saga / John Galsworthy

The saga begins with Soames Forsyte, a successful solicitor who buys land at Robin Hill on which to build a house for his wife Irene and future family. Eventually, the Forsyte family begins to disintegrate when Timothy Forsyte, the last of the old generation, dies at the age of 100. (FIC GALSWORTHY)

 

Ulysses / James Joyce

A day in the life of Leopold Bloom, whose odyssey through the streets of turn-of-the-century Dublin leads him through trials that parallel those of Ulysses on his epic journey home. (FIC JOYCE)

 

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph / T.E. Lawrence

The classic account of the Arab tribes’ guerrilla warfare against Turkish forces during World War I and of Lawrence’s part in and reflections on that warfare. (940.4 LAW)

 

Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis

On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt’s world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn’t understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a “Babbitt,” meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep. (FIC LEWIS)

Rilla of Ingleside / L.M. Montgomery

Fifteen-year-old Rilla, the daughter of Anne Shirley Blythe, grows from a carefree, irresponsible girl into a strong and capable young woman during World War I. (J PBK MONTGOMERY BK. 8)

 

The Velveteen Rabbit / Margery Williams Bianco

Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens when a child loves you. More than anything else, the Velveteen Rabbit wants to become real – just like the wild rabbits he’s seen in the woods. But can the Boy help make the Rabbit’s wish come true? (E WILLIAMS)

 

Did You Know? The first radio broadcast of a baseball game happened in 1921. It was a game between the Pirates and the Phillies. 

 

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