20th Century > 1920s

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member -- including Addie -- and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

Year: 1930
Genre: 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic

    Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

From bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties.

Year: 2012
Genre: 1920s

    The Beautiful and Damned and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned explores the world of America's upper class during World War I and the beginning of the Jazz Age. Loosely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with his wife, Zelda, the novel centers around Anthony Patch, a young East Coast socialite who is heir to his grandfather's fortune and lacks motivation to pursue a meaningful career.

Genre: 1920s

    The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

It is 1921, and Prohibition is in full swing--even as millions still imbibe and ruthless criminals get rich overnight by selling them booze. Cops, Feds, and Coast Guardsmen are all susceptible to bribery. But when Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and near-fatally wounded while chasing bootleggers, he enters the fray.

Year: 2014
Genre: 1920sPrivate Eye

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Year: 1925
Genre: 1920s

 

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-- -- -- --1930 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --2012 Live by Night Dennis Lehane Coughlin1920s, Prohibition, Roaring Twenties
-- -- -- -- The Beautiful and Damned and Other Stories F. Scott Fitzgerald 1920s, Jazz Age
-- -- -- --2014 The Bootlegger Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1920sPrivate Eye, Prohibition
-- -- -- --1925 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1920s, Jazz Age
-- -- -- --1965 The Orchard Keeper Cormac McCarthy 1920s1930s
-- -- -- --1929 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 1920sFamily DramaSouthern Gothic
-- -- -- --1926 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 1920s, Lost Generation
-- -- -- --1935 Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck 1920sLiterature