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Books reviewed in chronological order – 1920-1929


Alexander Chayanov: Путешествие моего брата Алексея в страну крестьянской утопии (The Journey of My Brother Alexei to the Land of Peasant Utopia)
Joseph Conrad: The Rescue
F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise
D. H. Lawrence: The Lost Girl
D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love
David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus
Marcel Proust: Le côté de Guermantes (The Guermantes Way)
Edith Wharton: Age of Innocence


Hjalmar Bergman: Farmor och Vår Herre (Thy Rod and Thy Staff)
Maurice Genevoix: La boue
Jaroslav Hašek: Osudy Dobrého Vojáka švejka Za Svetové Války (The Good Soldier Schweik; The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War; The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War)
Aldous Huxley: Crome Yellow
Boris Pilnyak: Голый год (The Naked Year)
Dorothy Richardson: Deadlock
Henry Williamson: The Beautiful Years


Andrei Bely: Котик Летаев (Kotik Letaev)
Stella Benson: The Poor Man
Willa Cather: One of Ours
Colette: La maison du Claudine (My Mother’s House)
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned
William Gerhardie: Futility
James Joyce: Ulysses
René Maran: Batouala (Batouala)
François Mauriac: Le Baiser au lépreux (A Kiss for the Leper)
Henry de Montherlant: Le Songe (The Dream)
Marcel Proust: Sodome et Gomorrhe (Cities of the Plain; Sodom and Gomorrah)
Liviu Rebreanu: Pădurea spânzuraților (Forest of the Hanged)
Henry Williamson: Dandelion Days
Virginia Woolf: Jacob’s Room


Arnold Bennett: Riceyman Steps
Willa Cather: A Lost Lady
Joseph Conrad: The Rover
Dmitry Furmanov: Чапаев (Chapaev)
Maurice Genevoix: Les éparges
Aldous Huxley: Antic Hay
François Mauriac: Génitrix (Genitrix)
Marcel Proust: La prisonnière (The Captive; The Prisoner)
Dorothy Richardson: Revolving Lights
Italo Svevo: La coscienza di Zeno (Confessions of Zeno; Zeno’s Conscience)
Jean Toomer: Cane


Jóusè d’Arbaud: La bèstio dóu Vacarés (The Beast and Other Tales)
Ford Madox Ford: Some Do Not
E. M. Forster: A Passage to India
Leonid Leonov: Барсуки (The Badgers)
Thomas Mann: Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain)
Boris Pilnyak: Мать сыра-земля (Mother Earth)
José Eustasio Rivera: La vorágine (The Vortex)
Joseph Roth: Hotel Savoy (Hotel Savoy)
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 痴人の愛 (Naomi)
Ionel Teodoreanu: La Medelini I Hotarul nestatornic (One Moldavian Summer)
Henry Williamson: The Dream of Fair Women


Sherwood Anderson: Dark Laughter
Mary Butts: Ashe of Rings
Willa Cather: The Professor’s House
John Dos Passo: Manhattan Transfer
Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
Ford Madox Ford: No More Parades
William Gerhardie: The Polyglots
André Gide: Les faux-monnayeurs (US: The Counterfeiters; UK: The Coiners)
Ellen Glasgow: Barren Ground
Mikheil Javakhishvili: კვაჭი კვაჭანტირაძე (Kvachi)
Franz Kafka: Der Prozess (The Trial)
Aldous Huxley: Those Barren Leaves
François Mauriac: Le Désert de l’amour (The Desert of Love)
Thomas Mofolo: Chaka
Marcel Proust: Albertine disparue (original title: La fugitive) (The Sweet Cheat Gone; The Fugitive)
Dorothy Richardson: The Trap
Gertrude Stein: The Making of Americans
SigridUndset: Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken (The Axe; later: Olav Audunssøn. 1. Vows)
SigridUndset: Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken (The Snake Pit; later: Olav Audunssøn. 2. Providence)
Edith Wharton: The Mother’s Recompense
Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway


Georges Bernanos: Sous le Soleil de Satan (Star of Satan; Under Satan’s Sun)
Colette: La fin de Chéri (The Last of Chéri)
William Faulkner: Soldiers’ Pay
Ford Madox Ford: A Man Could Stand Up
Ellen Glasgow: The Romantic Comedians
Neil Gunn: The Grey Coast
Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises (UK: Fiesta)
Franz Kafka: Der Schloss (The Castle)
Henry de Montherlant: Les Bestiaires (The Bullfighters, later: The Matador)
Abdulla Qadiri: Oʻtgan kunlar (Days Gone By)
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz: La Grande Peur dans la montagne (Terror on the Mountain)
Cora Sandel: Alberte og Jakob (Alberta and Jacob)
Anton Tammsaare: Tõde ja õigus I (Truth and Justice: Andres and Pearu ; later: Vargamäe)
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 友田と松永の話 [The Story of Tomoda and Matsunaga]
Vladislav Vančura: Rozmarné léto (Summer Caprice)


Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop
William Faulkner: Mosquitoes
Kristmann Guðmundsson: Brudekjolen (The Bridal Gown)
Gustaf Hellström: Snörmakare Lekholm får en idé (Lacemaker Lekholm Has an Idea)
Franz Kafka: Amerika (Amerika)
Valentin Kataev: Растратчики (The Embezzlers)
Leonid Leonov: Вор (The Thief)
François Mauriac: Thérèse Desqueyroux (Therese; later: Therese Desqueyroux)
Yury Olesha: Зависть (Envy)
T F Powys: Mr. Weston’s Good Wine
Marcel Proust: Le temps retrouvé (Time Regained; Finding Time Again; The Past Recaptured)
Dorothy Richardson: Oberland
Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse
Yevgeny Zamyatin: Мы (We)


José Américo de Almeida: A bagaceira (Trash)
Mary Butts: Armed with Madness
Ford Madox Ford: Last Post
William Gerhardie: Jazz and Jasper, the Story of Adams and Eva (US: Eva’s Apples, a Story of Jazz and Jasper; republished as My Sinful Earth and then as Doom)
Aldous Huxley: Point Counter Point
Xavier Icaza: Panchito Chapopote
Panait Istrati: Les Chardons du Baragan (The Thistles of the Baragan)
Ladislav Klíma: Utrpení knížete Sternenhocha (The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch)
D. H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Wyndham Lewis: The Childermass
André Malraux: Les Conquérants (The Conquerors)
Sándor Márai: Bebi, vagy az elsö szerelem [Bebi or First Love]
Vladimir Nabokov: Король, дама, валет (King, Queen, Knave)
Vladimir Nabokov: Защита Лужина (The Luzhin Defense; The Defense)
Peadar O’Donnell: Islanders (US: The Way it Was With Them)
Liam O’Flaherty: The Assassin
Valerian Pidmohylny: Місто (The City)
Ludwig Renn: Krieg (War; Warfare: The Relation Of War And Society)
Jean Rhys: Postures (US: Quartet)
Mikhail Sholokhov: Тихий Дон (Part 1: And Quiet Flows the Don; Part 2: The Don Flows Home to the Sea)
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 黒白 (In Black and White)
Evelyn Waugh: Decline and Fall
Henry Williamson: The Pathway
Virginia Woolf: Orlando: A Biography


Richard Aldington: Death of a Hero
Elizabeth Bowen: The Last September
Mateiu Caragiale, : Craii de Curtea-Veche (Gallants of the Old Court; later: Rakes of the Old Court)
Miloš Crnjanski: Seobe (Migrations)
Jean Cocteau: Les Enfants terribles (The Holy Terrors (US); Children of the Game (UK); Les enfants terribles)
Alfred Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz: Die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf (Alexanderplatz, Berlin; Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf)
William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury
Ford Madox Ford: No Enemy
Rómulo Gallegos: Doña Bárbara (Doña Bárbara)
Gaito Gazdanov: Вечер у Клэр (An Evening with Claire)
Jean Giono: Colline (Hill of Destiny; later: Hill)
Jean Giono: Un de Baumugnes (Lovers are Never Losers)
Ellen Glasgow: They Stooped To Folly
Henry Green: Living
Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms
Frederic Manning: The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme & Ancre, 1916 (Her Privates, We)
Alberto Moravia: Gli indifferenti (The Indifferent Ones; The Time of Indifference)
Irène Némirovsky: David Golder (David Golder)
Irina Odoevtseva: Изольда (Isolde)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Courrier Sud (Southern Mail)
Shahan Shahnour: Նահանջը առանց երգի (Retreat without Song)
Tōson Shimazaki: 夜明け前 (Before the Dawn)
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 蓼喰う蟲 (Some Prefer Nettles)
Thomas Wolfe: Look Homeward, Angel

Other links

Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 1920s
The Books of the Century: 1920-1929
Modern Literature Time Chart (1920 – 1929)
Modern US literature chronological order