Reading in the 1930s

American Ballads and Folk Songs.  John and Alan Lomax

And Then There Were None.  Agatha Christie

Anthony Adverse.  Hervey Allen

As I Lay Dying.  William Faulkner

The Big Sleep.  Raymond Chandler

Brave New World.  Aldous Huxley

Call It Sleep.  Henry Roth

Caddie Woodlawn. Carol Brink

Caps for Sale.  Esphyr Slobodkina

The Children’s Hour.  Lillian Hellman

Cimarron.  Edna Ferber

The Citadel.  A.J. Cronin

Collected Poems.  Robert Frost

The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories.  William Saroyan

The Devil and Daniel Webster.  Stephen Vincent Benet.

Drums Along the Mohawk.  Walter D. Edmonds

The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N.  “Leonard Q. Ross”

 Fatal Interview.  Edna St. Vincent Millay

Four Saints in Three Acts.  Gertrude Stein

God’s Little Acre.  Erskine Caldwell

Gone with the Wind.  Margaret Mitchell

The Good Earth.  Pearl Buck

Goodbye, Mr. Chips.  James Hilton

Goodbye to Berlin.  Christopher Isherwood

The Grapes of Wrath.  John Steinbeck

 Guys and Dolls.  Damon Runyon

The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again.  J.R.R. Tolkien

How to Win Friends and Influence People.  Dale Carnegie

I, Claudius.  Robert Graves

 I’m a Stranger Here Myself.  Ogden Nash

Inside Europe.  John Gunther

Jamaica Inn.  Daphne du Maurier

Life Begins at Forty.  Walter B. Pitkin

Life With Father.  Clarence Day

The Little Foxes.  Lillian Hellman

Little House in the Big Woods. Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lost Horizon.  James Hilton

Magnificent Obsession.  Lloyd C. Douglas

The Maltese Falcon.  Dashiell Hammett

Mr. Popper’s Penguin’s. Atwater, Richard    

Mourning Becomes Electra.  Eugene O’Neill

Mutiny on the Bounty.  Charles Bernard Nordhoff

National Velvet.  Enid Bagnold

Northwest Passage.  Kenneth Roberts

Not Without Laughter.  Langston Hughes

Of Mice and Men.  John Steinbeck

Only Yesterday.  Frederick Lewis Allen

Our Town.  Thornton Wilder

Out of Africa.  Isak Dinesen

The Postman Always Rings Twice.  James M. Cain

R.E. Lee.  Douglas Southall Freeman

Rebecca.  Daphne du Maurier

The Story of Civilization.  Will and Ariel Durant

Studs Lonigan.  James T. Farrell

Tender is the Night.  F. Scott Fitzgerald

Their Eyes were Watching God.  Zora Neale Hurston

This is My Story.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Tobacco Road.  Erskine Caldwell

Tortilla Flat.  John Steinbeck

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.  “B. Traven”

U.S.A.  John Dos Passos

While Rome Burns.  Alexander Woollcott

Winterset.  Maxwell Anderson

The Yearling.  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings