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Literary Centennials

Literary Centennials is a group for celebrating the 100th, 200th, etc. birthdays of major authors by reading their works together. We will also celebrate the anniversaries of major works of literature and even significant historical events.

Some centennial authors in 2015

Herman Wouk, born 17 May 1915
Saul Bellow, born 10 June 1915
Jean Stafford, born 1 July 1915
Margaret Walker, born 7 July 1915
Arthur Miller, born 17 Oct. 1915

And celebrating a bicentennial in 2015

Anthony Trollope, born 24 Apr. 1815

Some notable works first published 100 years ago

The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Victory by Joseph Conrad
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And works first published in 1815

Emma by Jane Austen
The Devil's Elixers by E. T. A. Hoffmann

These are just a few of the authors and works with centennial anniversaries in 2014. For a more complete list, see this message topic. It will point the way to our discussion thread for each author or work. If there is no discussion underway, please start one!

For planning next year's reading, here is a list of 2016 Centennials.

If you wish to continue celebrating some 2014 anniversaries, the list can be found here.

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Administrators: StevenTX (creator)

 
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Camus - His Non-Fiction - discussion 12GKopy, May 4ignore
1914 Anatole France: The Revolt of the Angels 3elenchus, October 2017ignore
Juan Rulfo centennial 1defaults, May 2017ignore
1914 Saki - Beasts and Super-Beasts 2elenchus, January 2017ignore
1916: Jackson: The Sundial 2pamelad, November 2016ignore
1916: Percy – The Moviegoer 1MissWatson, October 2016ignore
1916: Jackson - The Bird's Nest 3pamelad, October 2016ignore
1916: Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle 7pamelad, September 2016ignore
1916: Jackson: Hangsaman 2pamelad, September 2016ignore
1916: Jackson - The Road Through the Wall 4pamelad, September 2016ignore
1914 Sinclair Lewis - Our Mr Wrenn 3elenchus, September 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire VI: The Last Chronicle of Barset 3rebeccanyc, August 2016ignore
2016: LIST OF CENTENNIALS 12MissWatson, June 2016ignore
1816: Walter Scott - A Very Good Year 6elenchus, May 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire IV: Framley Parsonage 3rebeccanyc, May 2016ignore
1914 Jack London - The Mutiny on the Elsinore 1baswood, May 2016ignore
1914 James Oliver Curwood - Kazan 1baswood, April 2016ignore
1914 Marie Corelli, Innocent: Her fancy and His Fact 4edwinbcn, April 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire III: Doctor Thorne 3rebeccanyc, March 2016ignore
1914 Paul Scheerbart - The Gray Cloth 1baswood, March 2016ignore
1914 Miguel Unamuno - Mist/Niebla 2baswood, February 2016ignore
1916: Helene Hanff - Resources and General Discussion 122wonderY, February 2016ignore
1916: Penelope Fitzgerald - Resources and General Discussion 5edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1916: Adriaan van der Veen - Resources and General Discussion 3edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1915: Joseph Conrad - Victory 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1916: Wolfgang Hildesheimer - Resources and General Discussion 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - The Bookshop 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - The Gate of Angels 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - Human Voices 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire V: The Small House at Allington 2MissWatson, February 2016ignore
1915: Kay Dick - Resources and General Discussion 4edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1914 G K Chesterton - The Flying Inn 2edwinbcn, February 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire II: Barchester Towers 3rebeccanyc, February 2016ignore
MESSAGE BOARD 23edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916: Jackson: Let Me Tell You 1rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1916: Jackson: Come Along with Me 1rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1916: Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House 2rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1916: Jackson - The Lottery and Other Stories 2rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1916: Shirley Jackson - Resources and General Discussion 7rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Resources and General Discussion 26kac522, January 2016ignore
1914 Selma Lagerlof - The Emperor of Portugallia 1baswood, January 2016ignore
1916: Camilo José Cela - Resources and General Discussion 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1816: Charlotte Brontë - Resources and General Discussion 2SassyLassy, January 2016ignore
1816: Charlotte Brontë - The Professor 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1816: Charlotte Brontë - Villette 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1816: Charlotte Brontë - Shirley 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1816: Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - The Blue Flower 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - The Beginning of Spring 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - Innocence 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1916: Fitzgerald - Offshore 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1915: Penelope Fitzgerald - Resources and General Discussion 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1915: Shirley Jackson - Resources and General Discussion 1edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
Laurence Sterne - Resources and General Discussion 7edwinbcn, January 2016ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire I: The Warden 5rebeccanyc, January 2016ignore
1914 Angel Island: Inez Haynes Gillmore 1baswood, December 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - He Knew He Was Right 2rebeccanyc, November 2015ignore
1914 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous 3baswood, November 2015ignore
1914: Dreiser - The Titan 5edwinbcn, November 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series III: The Eustace Diamonds 3StevenTX, October 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series VI: The Duke's Children 2rebeccanyc, September 2015ignore
1914: Marguerite Duras - Resources and General Discussion 7edwinbcn, September 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series IV: Phineas Redux 3kac522, September 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series V: The Prime Minister 2rebeccanyc, August 2015ignore
1914: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan of the Apes 20StevenTX, August 2015ignore
1915: Jean Stafford - Resources and General Discussion 4rebeccanyc, July 2015ignore
1914: Robert Tressell - The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists 8elenchus, June 2015ignore
1915: John Buchan - The Thirty-Nine Steps 7MissWatson, June 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series II: Phineas Finn 3StevenTX, June 2015ignore
1915: Saul Bellow - Dangling Man 4elenchus, April 2015ignore
1915: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Herland 1StevenTX, April 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series I: Can You Forgive Her? 7StevenTX, March 2015ignore
1915: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Pellucidar 1StevenTX, March 2015ignore
1914 Natsume Soseki - Kokoro 1baswood, February 2015ignore
1915: Saul Bellow - The Dean's December 3baswood, February 2015ignore
1915: Saul Bellow - The Adventures of Augie March 2edwinbcn, February 2015ignore
1915: Saul Bellow - Resources and General Discussion 28tomcatMurr, February 2015ignore
1915: Denton Welch - Resources and General Discussion 2edwinbcn, February 2015ignore
1915: Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Return of Tarzan 2edwinbcn, February 2015ignore
1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion 11tonikat, February 2015ignore
1814: Mikhail Lermontov - Resources and General Discussion 4edwinbcn, February 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - The Way We Live Now 4MissWatson, February 2015ignore
1914: Howard Fast - Resources and General Discussion 3baswood, February 2015ignore
1915: Joseph Conrad - Victory 2baswood, February 2015ignore
1914: Colin MacInnes - Resources and General Discussion 6baswood, February 2015ignore
1815: Anthony Trollope - Doctor Wortle's School 1edwinbcn, February 2015ignore
1915 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous 72wonderY, February 2015ignore
1914: William S. Burroughs - The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead 7DuncanHill, January 2015ignore
1914: Roussel - Locus Solus 2baswood, January 2015ignore
1914 Poetry published in 1914 14baswood, January 2015ignore
1915: Saul Bellow - Seize the Day 5edwinbcn, January 2015ignore
1913-14 The Golem appears in serial form in Die Weissen Blatter. 3elenchus, January 2015ignore
1915: D. H. Lawrence - The Rainbow 3edwinbcn, December 2014ignore
2015: LIST OF CENTENNIALS 7edwinbcn, December 2014ignore
1915 Poetry 1baswood, December 2014ignore
2014: LIST OF CENTENNIALS 16edwinbcn, December 2014ignore
1815: E. T. A. Hoffmann - The Devil’s Elixirs 1edwinbcn, December 2014ignore
1915: Arthur Miller - Resources and General Discussion 1edwinbcn, December 2014ignore
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