20th Century > 1930s

    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla Unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal.

Year: 1940
Genre: 1930s

    In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.

Year: 1936
Genre: 1930s

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck's work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing "Of Mice and Men", creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness.

Year: 1937
Genre: 1930s

    The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Hills Like White Elephants, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasure.

Genre: 1930s1940s

    The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning--a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there."

Year: 1994
Genre: 1930sWild West


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-- -- -- --1940 For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 1930s, Spanish Civil War
-- -- -- --1936 In Dubious Battle John Steinbeck Dustbowl Trilogy1930s
-- -- -- --1937 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Dustbowl Trilogy1930s
-- -- -- -- The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway 1930s1940s
-- -- -- --1994 The Crossing Cormac McCarthy Border Trilogy1930sWild West
-- -- -- --1939 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Dustbowl Trilogy1930s, Great Depression
-- -- -- --1996 The Green Mile Stephen King 1930sDeath RowHistorical Fantasy
-- -- -- --1965 The Orchard Keeper Cormac McCarthy 1920s1930s