Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1917

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OptionVotes
Summer by Edith Wharton 1
Growth Of The Soil by Knut Hamson 1
Jap Herron: A Novel Written From The Ouija Board dictated by the spirit of Mark Twain 1
Moonchild by Aleister Crowley 1
Under Fire by Henri Barbusse 1
The Thief Of Talant by Pierre Reverdy 0
The Secret House by Edgar Wallace 0
Lord Tony's Wife by Baroness Orzcy 0
Kitty Carstairs by John Joy Bell 0
Kate Plus Ten by Edgar Wallace 0
The Just Men Of Cordova by Edgar Wallace 0
In The Wilderness by Robert Hitchens 0
The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad 0
A Sheaf Of Bluebells by Baroness Orzcy 0
The Soul Of A Bishop by H.G. Wells 0
Putování slepého hada za pravdou by Ladislav Klíma 0
Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay 0
Characterless by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay 0
Bør Børson by Johan Falkbergert 0
The Deruga Case by Ricarda Huch 0
Rouletabille at Krupp's by Gaston Leroux 0
Anne's House Of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomerey 0
South Wind by Norman Douglas 0
Finished by H. Rider Haggard 0
The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orzcy 0
The Affair At The Semiramis Hotel by AEW Mason 0
His Family by Ernest Poole 0
Hira Singh by Talbot Mundy 0
Fil and Filippa: Story of Child Life in the Philippines by John Stuart Thomson 0
The Dwelling Place Of Light by Winston Churchill (not that one) 0
The Cream Of The Jest by James Branch Cabell 0
Baree, Son Of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood 0
The Adventures Of Paddy The Beaver by Thornton W. Burgess 0
Outlaw by Mikkjel Fønhus 0
Regiment Of Women by Clemence Dane 0
The Innocents by Sinclair Lewis 0
Jerry Of The Islands by Jack London 0
The Rise Of David Lewinsky by Abraham Cahan 0
Piccadilly Jim by P.G. Wodehouse 0
New Adventures Of Alice by John Rae 0
Michael, Brother Of Jerry by Jack London 0
Marching Men by Sherwood Anderson 0
The Lost Princess Of Oz by L. Frank Baum 0
The Lad And The Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs 0
King Coal by Upton Sinclair 0
The Job by Sinclair Lewis 0
Parnassus On Wheels by Christopher Morley 0


Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:43 (one week ago) link

I've read nothing. Tempted to give Wodehouse a vote because, really, are there bad Wodehouse novels?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:46 (one week ago) link

I've read bits of the Reverdy, a sadly underrated poet if ever there was one, and Under Fire is an intriguing precursor to the WW1 sequences of Céline's Journey to the End of the Night. Voting for the former.

pomenitul, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:53 (one week ago) link

> Under Fire by Henri Barbusse

this was in the list under french title in a previous yesr

koogs, Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:32 (one week ago) link

Summer, but the The Shadow-Line is very good late Conrad

Brad C., Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:18 (one week ago) link

Yeah, drawn a blank here. Good to see mad old Aleister Crowley pop-up. I'm guessing Moonchild would be a load of old toss?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:29 (one week ago) link

Growth of the Soil by Hamsun is a fine novel. It attempts mythologizing, which is brave in an author, but ultimately it falls back into romanticizing, which is acceptable when done well. Hamsun did it well in GotS. He got progressively worse at it in later years.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Thursday, 12 November 2020 19:20 (one week ago) link

nobody has on ilx read enough of these to make an informed decision

boobie, Saturday, 14 November 2020 08:39 (one week ago) link

i have under fire on the shelf. haven’t read it yet.

Fizzles, Saturday, 14 November 2020 09:25 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 15 November 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

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

System, Monday, 16 November 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

Haven't read any of them, but am curious about 'Under Fire'.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 16 November 2020 08:47 (one week ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1918

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:21 (five days ago) link


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