Best Books of 1938

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
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53 books · 31 voters · list created May 20th, 2010 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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message 1: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel was first published in 1939, not 1938.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads So it was - removed.


message 3: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Tropic of Capricorn (#13) was first published in 1939.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Right you are. Will remove.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 12, 2019 01:31AM) (new)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Tolkien on Fairy-Stories was not first published in 2008, because I first read it in about 1982. (I think its correct date of publication is 1939, though.)


message 7: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Tolkien on Fairy-Stories was not first published in 2008, because I first read it in about 1982. (I think its correct date of publication is 1939, though.)"

I went by the dates of first publication as given on Goodreads... Do you happen to know the correct date of first publication? (You mentioned 1939...)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The edition that was on was a critical one, so that first publication date probably is accurate, because it has other stuff in it. The first publication date of Tolkien's original essay is 1939, and I put that on the '39 list.


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