Bright Young Things

...the perfect place for you to discuss your favourite authors from the early 20th Century.

In the years from 1900 to 1945 the world of literature went through a seismic shift. The idealism of the Belle Époque gave way to Dada, surrealism and many a movement that came to embody the modernist era.

Turbulent political times and a series of catastrophic world events gave rise to a generation of novelists and poets striving to make sense out of a changed world order, who combined to produce some of t
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+ Fiction (1900-1945)
January 2017 - Fiction Polls
By Kelsey · 17 posts · 33 views
last updated Jan 03, 2018 10:03PM
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
By Nigeyb · 34 posts · 35 views
last updated Nov 26, 2017 02:08PM
The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West
By Ivan · 14 posts · 20 views
last updated Nov 11, 2017 01:58PM
December 2017 - Fiction Polls
By Nigeyb · 51 posts · 38 views
last updated Nov 06, 2017 02:29PM
Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
By Susan · 78 posts · 28 views
last updated Oct 26, 2017 03:44AM
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+ Moderator's Choice
* Welcome
By Ally · 22 posts · 35 views
last updated Feb 20, 2017 03:39AM
Moderator's choice Jul/Aug 2017 - Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
By Ally · 109 posts · 26 views
last updated Sep 19, 2017 01:36PM
* The film section can be used to discuss any films relating to the time period
By Nigeyb · 20 posts · 56 views
last updated Jul 23, 2017 09:25AM
* Welcome to our discussion of Films from the period 1900-1945
By Ally · 87 posts · 55 views
last updated Nov 05, 2016 12:49AM
The Durrells
By Ally · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Sep 17, 2017 08:32AM
Films & TV Shows set between 1900-1945
By Ivan · 255 posts · 212 views
last updated Apr 10, 2017 10:50PM
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
By Nigeyb · 14 posts · 17 views
last updated Jul 01, 2016 07:25AM
* Welcome
By Ally · 8 posts · 30 views
last updated Oct 04, 2017 06:16AM
Time and the Conways: J.B. Priestley
By Greg · 4 posts · 13 views
last updated Oct 19, 2017 07:29AM
Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee
By Jennifer W · 16 posts · 16 views
last updated Oct 21, 2015 10:01AM
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
By Lori · 5 posts · 14 views
last updated Feb 05, 2015 12:29AM
Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse (1916)
By Michael · 2 posts · 9 views
last updated May 15, 2014 01:09PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome to the poetry section
By Ally · 1 post · 46 views
last updated Jul 11, 2010 07:23AM
William Butler Yeats
By Ivan · 13 posts · 70 views
last updated Sep 12, 2017 06:07AM
National Poetry Month, USA
By Natalie · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Apr 01, 2017 01:05PM
Thomas Hardy: The Oxen
By Natalie · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Dec 24, 2016 06:46PM
Guillaume Apollinaire
By Matthew · 5 posts · 34 views
last updated Jul 21, 2013 05:15AM
* The Ultimate 'Bright Young Things' Reading Challenge
By Ally · 76 posts · 254 views
last updated Oct 13, 2017 03:18PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * A to Z Reading Challenge
By Ally · 1 post · 63 views
last updated Jan 26, 2012 03:15AM
I Need Books To Read
By Navied · 11 posts · 48 views
last updated Mar 23, 2016 01:06AM
Jennifer's Reading Through Europe Challenge
By Jennifer W · 11 posts · 62 views
last updated Mar 05, 2013 06:10AM
* Welcome to the new idea!
By Jennifer W · 9 posts · 70 views
last updated Sep 07, 2016 01:43AM
"Journey's End" by R.C. Sherriff
By Nigeyb · 12 posts · 21 views
last updated Oct 11, 2017 05:06AM
"A Dance To The Music Of Time" by Anthony Powell
By Nigeyb · 97 posts · 62 views
last updated Oct 05, 2017 08:22AM
'The History of Mr. Polly' (1910) by H.G. Wells
By Nigeyb · 44 posts · 17 views
last updated Sep 17, 2017 12:42AM
"Rebecca West: A Modern Sibyl" by Carl Rollyson
By Nigeyb · 49 posts · 27 views
last updated Aug 09, 2017 02:57PM
* The Ulysses Challenge!
By Ally · 43 posts · 67 views
last updated Jan 19, 2017 08:13PM
* Ulysses - Episode 1 - Telemachus
By Ally · 74 posts · 89 views
last updated Mar 05, 2014 04:05PM
* Ulysses - Episode 2 - Nestor
By Ally · 26 posts · 24 views
last updated Apr 09, 2011 01:08PM
* Ulysses - Episode 3 - Proteus
By Ally · 7 posts · 31 views
last updated Mar 21, 2014 08:56AM
* Ulysses - Episode 4 - Calypso
By Ally · 17 posts · 28 views
last updated Aug 09, 2011 04:57PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome
By Ally · 1 post · 158 views
last updated Dec 20, 2009 05:26AM
Gerald Heard
By Ally · 6 posts · 9 views
last updated Feb 26, 2017 10:02AM
Storm Jameson
By Ally · 7 posts · 16 views
last updated Jan 24, 2017 07:19AM
Pilgrimage (for Aldous Huxley)
By David · 1 post · 10 views
last updated Dec 31, 2016 09:18AM
Deborah Mitford
By Bronwyn · 10 posts · 28 views
last updated Jan 27, 2016 01:48PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome to Historical Context
By Ally · 1 post · 100 views
last updated Nov 28, 2009 11:06AM
Happy Valley & the Death of the Earl of Erroll (Moderator's choice May/June 2017)
By Ally · 63 posts · 20 views
last updated Jul 25, 2017 10:29AM
War fiction & non-fiction
By Ally · 144 posts · 113 views
last updated Jul 14, 2017 06:03AM
Major Events of 1900--1940
By Rochelle · 29 posts · 225 views
last updated Jul 07, 2017 10:30AM
Mass Observation
By Ruth · 21 posts · 27 views
last updated Jun 27, 2017 02:28PM
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+ Favourite Authors
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome to Favourite Authors
By Ally · 1 post · 111 views
last updated Nov 28, 2009 11:04AM
W. Somerset Maugham
By Ally · 58 posts · 165 views
last updated Oct 13, 2017 02:12PM
Edith Wharton
By Ally · 8 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 12, 2017 03:43PM
The 20th century authors
By deleted member · 19 posts · 26 views
last updated Oct 11, 2017 11:23AM
Evelyn Waugh
By Ally · 117 posts · 138 views
last updated Oct 11, 2017 10:25AM
Showing 5 of 37 topics — 7,430 comments total
+ Chit Chat
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome to Chit Chat
By Ally · 1 post · 107 views
last updated Nov 28, 2009 11:07AM
Do you have bibliophile idiosyncrasies?
By Ivan · 18 posts · 27 views
last updated Dec 03, 2017 06:42AM
New Discoveries
By Ally · 870 posts · 299 views
last updated Oct 28, 2017 02:01PM
Favorite villians from fiction
By Ivan · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Sep 24, 2017 06:01AM
Favorite characters from fiction
By Ivan · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Sep 24, 2017 05:59AM
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+ Florilegium
* The Best Bits...
By Ally · 22 posts · 110 views
last updated Jun 13, 2014 12:47PM
The best first lines in literature...
By Ally · 32 posts · 194 views
last updated Dec 07, 2016 07:18AM
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