The Best Books of 1899

The close of the century threw up some masterpieces. Fact, Fiction, Poetry and Plays - bring 'em on.
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22 books · 26 voters · list created April 24th, 2010 by Bettie (votes) .
Tags: 1890s, 1899, best
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I found this useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1899_in_... . Not voting for Heart of Darkness, though!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Hmmm. "Uncle Vanya" did premier in 1899, but it was actually first published two years before, in 1897 ...


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I suspect people weren't adding The Importance of Being Earnest because they thought it was published in 1895. That was the first performance date, but the first date of publication was 1899. So I've added it.


message 4: by William (new)

William Romsek "Uncle Vanya" seems to be all over the place - s/b 1897?


message 5: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady I've removed The Importance of Being Earnest as it was published in 1895 according to GR.


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Booklovinglady wrote: "I've removed The Importance of Being Earnest as it was published in 1895 according to GR."

See my comment @3.

Also

"The Importance of Being Earnest, in full The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, play in three acts by Oscar Wilde, performed in 1895 and published in 1899. A satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, the witty play is considered Wilde's greatest dramatic achievement."

from Britannica -

https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-...


message 7: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady @Lobstergirl
The Royal Dutch library gives a publication date of 1898. I don't know what to believe anymore...😕
http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/SET=3/TTL=71/S...


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