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Transcript of 1930's Literature
By Kassidy, Angel, Darian, and Jonshair There were many famous authors such as, Dr. Suess, John Steinbeck, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Wright, J. R.R. Tolkien, and poets like Ogden Nash and Wallace Stevens. dr. suess Intro During this time authors saw it as an opportunity to expose to readers what life was like during this time period. Many wrote fictional books about what was happening in the country at the time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. 1936 1930 1931
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was published in 1931 and on the best seller list for both 1931 and 1932 but in 1932 it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and it is the first book of the trilogy that includes Sons and A House Divided. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck 1932 Anthony Adverse, written by Hervey Allen, was one of the most popular books of the year 1933. Set in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century in Africa, Western Europe, and North America, it involves a boy named Anthony. Anthony is left behind as a baby after his mother dies and his father leaves him. Left with a merchant, Anthony's fate leads him through journey's across Cuba, Africa, and Paris. 1933 So Red The Rose by Stark Young was published in 1934, it was a novel about the Southern civil war. The novel was later adapted to a movie. 1934 Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas was published in 1935 and in 1937, a film was adapted to the novel. 1935 The hobbit, a fictional novel, was written by J.R.R. tolkien and was published in 1937. this book was nominated for the Carnegie medal and awarded best juvenile novel by the New York Herald Tribune. 1937 In 1938, one of the top rated rated books was The Citadel. The author A.J. Cronin was born in the year 1896 in England and passed away in the year 1981. The story sets off with Andrew Mason, a newly qualified doctor. Throughout the story Mason finds ways to improve the health clinics and make things right so that patients are successfully treated. Along the road Mason hits a few bumps but still manages to do the right things. 1938 1939 Gone with the Wind is a novel Written by Margaret Mitchell and was published in 1936.This romantic novel was the influence for the movie of the same name. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Woman of Andros was a bestseller in 1930. Written by Thornton Wilder, the novel took place on a Greek island in the past. It showed themes of love, life, social class, and status. Shadows on the Rock was a well-known book in the year of 1931. Written by Willa Cather, the novel tells the story of the lives of two French colonists living in Quebec. The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath the bestselling book of 1939 in America. It was written by John Steinbeck, a famous author at the time. The novel told the story of a family during the Great Depression that was affected by the Dust Bowl, forcing them to leave their home in Oklahoma and set out to California. ~ Thank You ~