Katherine at November’s Autumn is hosting the Turn of the Century Salon, a year long event focusing on novels written during the late 1880s and early 1930s. To participate you simply have to post on a novel published in said time frame.
This is a period of literature I have read very little of as I typically steer towards the Romantics or Victorian literature. Therefore this should be an interesting learning experience for me.
As I stated above my classic reading usually leans towards the romantics and Victorian era, mainly due to an adoration of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell and the Bronte sisters. (as you can see I also have an affinity towards women authors) Because of this I fear I have pigeon-holed myself instead of tasting all that is out there.
So what to read? I scanned my bookshelf and came up with one title, The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, well that won’t do, so I started paroosing lists of turn of the century authors and tentatively put a list together of what I might read.
- Gertrude Stein
- Ernest Hemingway
- The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald
- Edith Wharton
- Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford
- The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Cheri by Colette