#TBT: 1923-1924

Popular Books Published from 1923-1924

1923:

A Lost Lady / Willa Cather

Mrs. Forrester, the resident aristocrat of Sweet Water, a remote railroad town on the Western frontier, is the lone representative of culture and refinement. (FIC CATHER)

 

The Prophet / Kahlil Gibran

Presents the Lebanese poet and philosopher’s inspirational essays on love, marriage, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, pain, teaching, friendship and death. (892 GIB)

 

Bambi / Felix Salten

Describes the adventures of a deer in the forest as he grows into a beautiful stag. (J FIC SALTEN)

 

Saint Joan / George Bernard Shaw

Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw about 15th-century French military figure Joan of Arc. Premiering in 1923, three years after her canonization by the Roman Catholic Church, the play dramatises what is known of her life based on the substantial records of her trial. (CDBOOK 822.912 SHA)

1924:

A Passage to India / E.M. Forster

Two women come to Chandrapore, India, and their lack of understanding of the culture causes one of them to make an unjust accusation. (FIC FORSTER)

 

In Our Time / Ernest Hemingway

This collection of short stories offers vignettes concerning the conflicts, situations, problems, and personalities characteristic of society in Hemingway’s day. (FIC HEMINGWAY)

 

Billy Budd, Sailor / Herman Melville

A young sailor is sentenced to be hanged for inadvertently striking and killing an officer. He faces death with a blessing for the benevolent captain who is forced to carry out his execution. (FIC MELVILLE)

 

Did you know? The Hollywood Sign was constructed in 1923. 

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