The Greatest Books From 1910 to 1919 Written by British Authors

  1. 1 . The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

    Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier, the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to...

  2. 2 . Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

    Sons and Lovers is one of the landmark novels of the twentieth century. When it appeared in 1913, it was immediately recognized as the first great modern restatement of the oedipal drama, and it is...

  3. 3 . Howards End by E. M. Forster

    "Only Connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel about an English country house, Howards End, and its influence on the lives of the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the cultured, ideal...

  4. 4 . Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

    The first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief ...

  5. 5 . Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

    The little spirits of the past which throng an old man's days had never pushed their faces up to his so seldom as in the seventy hours elapsing before Sunday came. The spirit of the future, with th...

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  6. 6 . The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern Engla...

  7. 7 . Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm

    Zuleika Dobson is a highly accomplished and superbly written book whose spirit is farcical," said E. M. Forster. "It is a great work--the most consistent achievement of fantasy in our time . . . so...

  8. 8 . Tarr by Wyndham Lewis

    Tarr is a modernist novel by Wyndham Lewis, written in 1909–11, revised and expanded in 1914–15 and first serialized in the magazine The Egoist from April 1916 until November 1917. The American ver...

  9. 9 . The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

    The Return of the Soldier is the debut novel of English novelist Rebecca West, first published in 1918. The novel recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches of ...

  10. 10 . The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

    This first collection of Father Brown mysteries, widely considered the author’s best, includes "The Blue Cross" "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo" and more. Father Brown is the opposite of Sh...

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  11. 11 . War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Siegfried Sassoon

    Epigrammatic and bitterly satirical verses by the well-known English poet convey the shocking brutality and pointlessness of World War I. Includes "Counter-Attack," "They," "The General," "Base Det...

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  12. 12 . The Prussian Officer by D. H. Lawrence

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories is a collection of early short stories by D. H. Lawrence which Duckworth, his London publisher, brought out on 26 November 1914. An American edition was produ...

  13. 13 . The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in autumn 1910; the book was first published in its entirety in 1911. Its working ti...

  14. 14 . The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

    Using an ocean voyage as the setting, this novel shows people's lack of understanding of each other.

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  15. 15 . The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells

    The History of Mr. Polly is a 1910 comic novel by H. G. Wells. The novel's principal conflict is Mr. Polly's struggle with life, told "in the full-blooded Dickens tradition." This moral struggle is...

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  16. 16 . Collected Short Stories of Saki by Saki

    The extraordinary stories of 'Saki' are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried.

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  17. 17 . If: A Father's Advice to His Son by Rudyard Kipling

    An illustrated version of one of Kipling's famous poems about a father's advice to his son.

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