ContentsHis Family by Ernest Poole (1917)Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg (1918)The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1918)The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward William Bok (1921)The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale (1920)Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill (1921)A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland (1921)Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (1921)The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I by Burton J. Hendrick (1922)The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II by Burton J. Hendrick (1922)One of Ours by Willa Cather (1922) His Family by Ernest Poole (1917)Of all the novels published in 1917 Mr Poole's His Family was voted the most important by the jury making the selection of titles for The National Arts Club Exhibit. A moving portrait of a New York family. Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg (1918)Carl Sandburg's collection of 103 poems that earned a Pulitzer Prize Special Letters Award in 1919. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1918)At the utmost, the active-minded young man should ask of his teacher only mastery of his tools. The young man himself, the subject of education, is a certain form of energy; the object to be gained is economy of his force; the training is partly the clearing away of obstacles, partly the direct application of effort. Once acquired, the tools and models may be thrown away.The manikin, therefore, has the same value as any other geometrical figure of three or more dimensions, which is used for the study of relation. For that purpose it cannot be spared; it is the only measure of motion, of proportion, of human condition; it must have the air of reality; must be taken for real; must be treated as though it had life. Who knows? Possibly it had! The Americanization of Edward Bok (1921)The autobiography of a Dutch boy fifty years after his emigration. Pulitzer Prize winner - 1921 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)Among New York City's upper class of the 1870s, before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there was a small cluster of aristocratic families that ruled New York's social life. To those at the apex of the social world one's occupation or abilities were secondary to heredity and family connections, and one's reputation and outward appearance was of foremost importance. At the center of the highest circles is Newland Archer, a lawyer set to enter into a socially safe marriage with the sheltered and beautiful May Welland -- a decision Archer is forced to re-consider after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic and beautiful cousin, recently returned from a lengthy stay in Europe. Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale (1920)The story of a household drudge into whose life came unusual romance. Adapted for the stage, Miss Lulu Bett won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921. A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland (1921)A continuation of that intimate social history of Midland American which Garland started in A Son of the Middle Border. The cosmopolitan life of the author, his home in West Salem, his literary experiences in Chicago, Washington, and London, his love-story, all make up an autobiographic record with the zest and flavor of a novel. Won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (1921)Alice Adams is the story of a family who could not quite keep up with the wealthy families in town -- but did everything in their power to appear that they could. One of Ours by Willa Cather (1922)A portrait of a peculiarly American personality: it is the story of a young man born after the American frontier has vanished, yet whose quintessentially American restlessness seeks redemption on a frontier far bloodier and more distant than that which his forefathers had already tamed.
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