Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1901

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 2
Les Vingt et un Jours d'un neurasthénique by Octave Mirbeau 1
The First Men In The Moon by H.G. Wells 1
The Illustrious House Of Ramires by Eça de Queirós 1
The Village In The Treetops by Jules Verne 0
The Sea Serpent by Jules Verne 0
The Fall Of The King by Johannes V. Jensen 0
The Tangled Skein by Emma Orczy 0
The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel 0
Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlof 0
Martin Birck's Youth by Hjalmar Söderberg 0
The City & The Mountains by Eça de Queirós 0
L'Esclusa by Luigi Pirandello 0
Ídolos Rotos by Manuel Díaz Rodrigues 0
Nastanirh by Rabindranath Tagore 0
Officialdom Unmasked by Li Baojia 0
Powers Of Darkness by Valdimar Ásmundsson 0
The Queen Of The Caribbean by Emillio Salgari 0
Slave Of The Huns by Géza Gárdonyi 0
Lysbeth by H. Rider Haggard 0
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann 0
The Inheritors by Ford Maddox Ford & Joseph Conrad 0
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin 0
The American Diary of a Japanese Girl by Yone Noguchi 0
The Crisis by Winston Churchill (not that one) 0
Dot And Tot Of Merryland by Frank L. Baum 0
The Helmet Of Navarre by Bertha Runkle 0
Internere by William Alexander Taylor 0
The Making Of A Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett 0
The Marrow Of Tradition by Charles W Chesnutt 0
The Master Key by Frank L. Baum 0
Mr.Munchausen by John Kendrick Bangs 0
The Octopus: A Story Of California by Frank Norris 0
The Sacred Fount by Henry James 0
Springtime And Harvest by Upton Sinclair 0
The Devastators by Ada Cambridge 0
Anna Lombard by Annie Sophie Cory 0
Erewhon Revisited by Samuel Butler 0
The House With The Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown 0
Three Of Them by Maxim Gorky 0


Daniel_Rf, Monday, 31 August 2020 10:21 (three months ago) link

Wow, Buddenbrooks is that old, eh

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 August 2020 10:23 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I was surprised too!

Going for Illustrious House, which is a funny and moving final work from Queirós, despite the somewhat tedious historical novel-inside-a-novel.

The Purple Cloud is a trip, often tedious but memorably misanthropic.

Liked the film of My Brilliant Career.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 31 August 2020 10:24 (three months ago) link

Sorry lol "year by year". Damn!

I've only read Kim.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 31 August 2020 10:47 (three months ago) link

Voted for Kim without a second thought.

Lily Dale, Monday, 31 August 2020 18:42 (three months ago) link

Shit, blank on this one too. I might buy the winning book from each year (and not read it - see other thread).

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 31 August 2020 19:07 (three months ago) link

The City & The Mountains by Eça de Queirós

Just ordered The Maias by same author, pretty excited.

lukas, Monday, 31 August 2020 19:33 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 00:01 (three months ago) link

I only know Les Vingt et un Jours d'un neurasthénique and love voting for it. A highly funny nihilistic masterpiece!

It was published 20-odd years before The Magic Mountain and contains even earlier reflections on/struggles with the wondrous technology of x-rays and how this changed the understanding of ontology. It's as funny as it is grim and at times just bonkers.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 07:58 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 00:01 (three months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1902

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 10:25 (three months ago) link


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