Best Books of the Decade: 1910's
1 The Secret Garden
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2 The Metamorphosis
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3 Peter Pan
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4 Howards End
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5 My Ántonia
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 76,295 ratings
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6 A Portrait of the Artist as...
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7 Of Human Bondage
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 27,420 ratings
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8 Dubliners
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 63,474 ratings
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9 Ethan Frome
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 56,062 ratings
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10 Pygmalion
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 55,776 ratings
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11 The 39 Steps (Richard Hanna...
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12 The Phantom of the Opera
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 112,036 ratings
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13 Sons and Lovers
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 26,161 ratings
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14 The Love Song of J. Alfred ...
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15 Swann's Way (In Search of L...
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16 Winesburg, Ohio
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 17,148 ratings
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17 Death in Venice and Other T...
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18 The Good Soldier
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 11,487 ratings
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19 Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan,...
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20 Anne of the Island (Anne of...
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21 Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long...
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22 O Pioneers! (Great Plains T...
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23 The Lost World (Professor C...
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24 The Unabridged Devil's Dict...
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25 The Elements of Style
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26 The Magnificent Ambersons (...
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27 Demian: Die Geschichte von ...
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28 The Custom of the Country
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29 The Moon and Sixpence
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30 Pollyanna (Pollyanna, #1)
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31 The Valley of Fear (Sherloc...
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32 In the Shadow of Young Girl...
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33 Relativity: The Special and...
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34 The Innocence of Father Bro...
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35 Parnassus on Wheels
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,754 ratings
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36 Summer
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 5,905 ratings
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37 Chronicles of Avonlea
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38 The Rainbow (Brangwen Famil...
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39 Ten Days that Shook the World
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40 A Princess of Mars (Barsoom...
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41 Something Fresh (Blandings ...
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42 The Song of the Lark
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43 Spoon River Anthology
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44 Totem and Taboo
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45 His Last Bow (Sherlock Holm...
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46 Rainbow Valley (Anne of Gre...
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46 The Real Mother Goose
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 25,452 ratings
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48 The Secret Sharer
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 2,013 ratings
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49 The Ransom of Red Chief
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50 Zuleika Dobson
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51 Kokoro
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52 The Return of Tarzan (Tarza...
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53 Raggedy Ann Stories (Illust...
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54 Le Grand Meaulnes
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55 The Notebooks of Malte Laur...
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56 The Mysterious Stranger
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57 Understood Betsy
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58 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
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59 Eminent Victorians
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60 Under Western Eyes
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61 The Outline of History, Vol...
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62 The Emerald City of Oz (Oz,...
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63 Niebla
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64 Heartbreak House
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64 The Ragged Trousered Philan...
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66 Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)
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67 Psmith in the City (Psmith,...
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68 Riders of the Purple Sage
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,587 ratings
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69 The Waning of the Middle Ages
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70 Fifty-One Tales
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71 The Golem
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72 The Wisdom of Father Brown ...
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73 O Exército De Cavalaria
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74 Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)
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75 The Son of Tarzan (Tarzan, #4)
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,527 ratings
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76 The Chronicles of Clovis
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 350 ratings
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77 South Sea Tales
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 753 ratings
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78 American Language
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79 The Book of Wonder
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80 Introductory Lectures on Ps...
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81 Anne's House of Dreams (Ann...
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82 Greenmantle (Richard Hannay...
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83 Penrod
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84 Petersburg
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84 Old Mother West Wind
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86 The Land That Time Forgot (...
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87 You Know Me Al
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88 At the Earth's Core (Pelluc...
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89 Fantômas (Fantômas, #1)
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90 Growth of the Soil
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91 The Lost Continent
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92 Kilmeny of the Orchard
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92 Trent's Last Case
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94 Victory
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95 Reeds in the Wind
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96 Les caves du Vatican
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97 Tarzan and the Jewels of Op...
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98 The Night Land
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99 Sunflower
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99 The Beasts of Tarzan (Tarza...
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Is it just me, or is anybody else having problems adding books to this list, too? I'd like to add Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" (1913) and Willa Cather's "Song of the Lark" (1915), but somehow the software seems to be going into an endless loop as soon as I hit the "search" button. Doesn't matter whether I use title and author or ISBN no., and only seems to be happening with this particular list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It does seem to be just this list, and not just those books. Very odd.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Seems to be working correctly now.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I didn't fix it! Just reportin'.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Removed The Trial, which was published in 1925.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Ruedin Removed Mutual Aid original publication date not in this era.


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Principia Mathematica Volume 1 (Whitehead and Russell), published 1912: all editions state "not published this decade". Why?


message 10: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 31, 2014 03:44PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It doesn't have the correct original publication date (it had 2010). Let me fix that.


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed the compendium volume Proust 'A la recherche du temps perdu v.1'. Both the included original novels are already present higher up in the list.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Paul wrote: "Removed the compendium volume Proust 'A la recherche du temps perdu v.1'. Both the included original novels are already present higher up in the list."

I wouldn't do that. Technically, assuming everything is combined properly in the database, and duplicates on the list have been eliminated, that particular volume is different from the volumes higher on the list. So you're actually changing someone's vote by deleting that book. They may have read that particular volume, and that's why they voted it onto the list as opposed to voting some other volume onto the list.


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