Though not initially the most popular of the books written in the 1920s, a century later, The Great Gatsby is considered a classic of twentieth-century literature and a quintessential novel of the Jazz Age.
What American holiday tradition began in the 1920s?
What two 1920’s novels would you most like to read?
Here are 8 books published in the 1920s that everyone should read.
- “The Great Gatsby” ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Courtesy Simon & Schuster.
- “Ulysses” Ulysses by James Joyce.
- “The Sound and the Fury”
- “Red Harvest”
- “Whose Body?”
- “Death Comes for the Archbishop”
- “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”
What literature was popular in the 1920s?
7 books that defined the 1920s
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
- Cheri by Colette (1920)
- The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (1922)
- Ulysses by James Joyce (1922)
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922)
- Cane by Jean Toomer (1923)
What was the name of the book that illustrated life in the 1920’s?
Above all, Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby has been hailed as the quintessential portrait of Jazz Age America, inspiring Hollywood adaptations populated by dashing bootleggers and glamorous flappers in short, fringed dresses.
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.