Best Books of 1925
What are your favorite books of 1925? Fiction, nonfiction, plays, etc.
1 The Great Gatsby
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,696,400 ratings
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2 The Trial
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 92,714 ratings
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3 Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,895 ratings
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4 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 5,978 ratings
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5 Mrs. Dalloway
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 94,060 ratings
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6 An American Tragedy
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 19,394 ratings
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7 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 902 ratings
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8 Arrowsmith
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,597 ratings
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9 The Painted Veil
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 17,332 ratings
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10 Manhattan Transfer
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,182 ratings
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11 Mein Kampf
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2.95 of 5 stars 2.95 avg rating — 11,520 ratings
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12 In Our Time
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 11,651 ratings
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13 Shen of The Sea: Chinese St...
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 768 ratings
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14 The Professor's House
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 3,349 ratings
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15 The Informer
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 214 ratings
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16 The Writing of Fiction
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 98 ratings
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17 The Flight of the Heron
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 46 ratings
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18 My System
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 326 ratings
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19 Early Sorrow
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 32 ratings
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20 The Private Life of Helen o...
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 40 ratings
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21 Sorrell and Son
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 61 ratings
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22 Jew Süss
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 233 ratings
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23 Desire Under the Elms & The...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 535 ratings
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24 The Making of Americans
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 252 ratings
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25 The Axe (The Master of Hest...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 266 ratings
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26 The Old Straight Track: Its...
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27 No More Parades
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 139 ratings
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28 Simonetta Perkins
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28 books · 39 voters · list created April 27th, 2010 by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Good thing this list is called "best" (and not "most notorious") books of 1925. This WAS the year Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was published, after all ... ;(


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Reese I have shock being in full awareness of anybody having loving feelings for THE MAKING OF AMERICANS, and having such shock means feeling the needing to declare the feeling that I am feeling. The best is the best is the best. But if Gertrude's writing is the best, then the NOT BEST is the best is the best.


message 4: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Well, if we put Mein Kampf at the very bottom of the list, would that indicate it's the worst of all those we can think of ?

I understand it's written in bad German prose, and I can avow that as a manifesto, it sucks.


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Reese Not surprisingly, I haven't read MEIN KAMPF in German or English -- or Spanish (Was a translation published in Argentina?)

Ideas aside, is Hitler's prose really "worse" than Gertrude's? I fail to understand why those who support the torture of terrorists don't replace waterboarding with the continuous reading (by someone who stutters) of THE MAKING OF AMERICANS and TENDER BUTTONS.


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Thom Dunn Tender Buttons ? ....I'll look it up, if only to avoid it.


message 7: by Reese (new)

Reese T,
Please read a bit of it. I'd love to read what you have to say about it.
R


message 8: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Rdbot (Reese) wrote: "T,
Please read a bit of it. I'd love to read what you have to say about it.
R"


Search replied "No book found"....Do you have author's name ?


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Reese It's one of Gertrude Stein's "masterpieces." The work is short; the reading time is looooonnnnnggggg. Go to www.bartleby.com, and you'll find an online version. If Picasso had sliced and diced the pages, then pasted the fragments on a canvas, "TB" might have been recognized as a work of art as well as a disease.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads A German professor I know once said the German in Mein Kampf was atrocious.

It's pretty bad in English, I can say that much.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Susanna wrote: "A German professor I know once said the German in Mein Kampf was atrocious.

It's pretty bad in English, I can say that much."


I've never felt masochistic enough to slog through the whole thing, but yes, based on the bits I HAVE read I'd second that professor's verdict ...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It was a masochistic-enough exercise to read it in English!


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Themis-Athena wrote: "Susanna wrote: "A German professor I know once said the German in Mein Kampf was atrocious.

My friend Ann said I had to read it so I checked it out and tried but no luck. I didn't get far at all.



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It was by far the most boring reading of my grad course in Nazi Germany, Mein Kampf.


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