Top 10 Must-Read Books of the 1920s

The 1920s will be 100 years old soon. This is important because that decade, while lauded in pop culture and fashion, is misunderstood.

Whether or not it's his "greatest" novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" remains his most popular and is often adapted and copied.

"The Great Gatsby"

When people compile lists of the most challenging literature, "Ulysses" is nearly always included.


The finest novel by William Faulkner is typically regarded as one of the most difficult ever written.

"The Sound and the Fury"

The most famous work by Virginia Woolf bears a superficial resemblance to James Joyce's "Ulysses."

"Mrs. Dalloway"

The tone, vocabulary, and brutality of Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled noir established the genre.

"Red Harvest"

Dorothy L. Sayers perfected, if not invented, the modern mystery genre.

"Whose Body?"

Willa Cather's work is difficult to read since it lacks a "plot" and is full of religious themes that may drive off non-believers.

"Death Comes for the Archbishop"

Agatha Christie is still a very well-known brand, recognised by virtually everyone.

"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"

This narrative of love in the middle of conflict made Hemingway a famous writer.

"A Farewell to Arms"

The impact of Globe War I on the world cannot be emphasised.

"All Quiet on the Western Front"

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