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Project 1929

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Throughout 2009, we plan to read some books that were published 80 years ago. We've come up with a pretty comprehensive list of titles that were, to the best of our knowledge, published in 1929. (Feel free to add any that we may have missed to this thread!)

What are the common themes, if any? What snapshot of society do we get when we compare some of the books? How many of them are classics that have endured to this day?

The list includes
The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Civilisation and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
Doña Bárbara by Romulo Gallegos
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
Living by Henry Green
Léviathan by Julien Green
Rope by Patrick Hamilton
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky
All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque
The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw
Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki
Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Buchmendel by Stefan Zweig
plus quite a few others...

A thread shall be opened for each book as it is read. Why not join us on this journey through time!

Group website: http://project1929.jimdo.com/

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Fashion in the Books of 1929 25kevincook, July 2013ignore
1929 Women's Fashions 32ModelAlady, September 2010ignore
Books published in 1929 144juliette07, November 2009ignore
Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf 30englishrose60, September 2009ignore
The Lacquer Lady by F. Tennyson Jesse 7juliette07, September 2009ignore
Project Office 131cushlareads, September 2009ignore
Today in 1929 History - September 1varielle, September 2009ignore
Today in 1929 History - January 4varielle, September 2009ignore
Paying Guests 2tiffin, August 2009ignore
Harriet Hume by Rebecca West 1janeajones, August 2009ignore
'Berlin Alexanderplatz' by Alfred Döblin 6rebeccanyc, May 2009ignore
Laughing Boy by Oliver LaFarge 1lauralkeet, May 2009ignore
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen 7Cariola, April 2009ignore
Awards given in 1929 8kiwidoc, April 2009ignore
Not Really 1929, but . . . 5aluvalibri, April 2009ignore
Twenty-nine Crime 38pamelad, April 2009ignore
Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse 3TheTortoise, March 2009ignore
The Crash 7kiwidoc, March 2009ignore
Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott 1pamelad, March 2009ignore
Fugitive's Return by Susan Glaspell 10Marensr, March 2009ignore
Drama in 1929 4Marensr, March 2009ignore
The True Heart 5aluvalibri, March 2009ignore
William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury & Sartoris 4laytonwoman3rd, March 2009ignore
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony 4pamelad, March 2009ignore
All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque 20cushlareads, February 2009ignore
Popular Names 7oregonobsessionz, February 2009ignore
Buchmendel by Stefan Zweig 4janeajones, February 2009ignore
Book research! Help! 5Caroline_McElwee, February 2009ignore
1929 Men's Fashions 12aviddiva, January 2009ignore
Poetry of 1929 2juliette07, January 2009ignore
Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset 8urania1, January 2009ignore
What was going on in 1929? 23ejj1955, January 2009ignore
TIntin 17Marensr, January 2009ignore
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki 4citizenkelly, January 2009ignore
The Man Who Died aka The Escaped Cock 9polutropos, January 2009ignore

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