Welcome Back, Roaring 20s!

We'll think you're the elephant's elbows, the bee's knees, the gnat's whistle, the ab-so-lute cat's pajamas when you get a wiggle on and head to your local independent bookshop! Don't take any wooden dimes, welcome the 2020s with some on the level whoopee. No phonus balonus about it! Books are pos-i-lute-ly the way to go. Some of these books are about the 1920s, some are set in the 1920s, and some were bestsellers way back when.


Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789213471
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Published: Abbeville Press - October 15th, 2019

Experience the glamor and excitement of the Jazz Age, through the lives of the women who defined it

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W.

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681778617
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 2nd, 2018

A riveting collection of five of the most famous crime novels of the 1920s, presenting anew some of the most admired authors of the era—with insightful annotations by the Edgar-winning anthologist Leslie S. Klinger.

The Age of Innocence Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Elif Batuman (Foreword by), Sarah Blackwood (Introduction by), Laura Dluzynski Quinn (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140189704
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 1st, 1996

Edith Wharton’s acclaimed novel of love, duty, and half-known truths in Gilded Age New York society, with a foreword by bestselling author Elif Batuman

Babbitt Cover Image
By Sinclair Lewis, James M. Hutchisson (Introduction by), James M. Hutchisson (Notes by), Nathaniel Rich (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780140189025
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 1st, 1996

The masterpiece of Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis

A Penguin Classic

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Cover Image
By Anita Loos, Jenny McPhee (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780871403179
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Published: Liveright - February 10th, 2014

Named one of the 100 Best Novels Ever Written in English (The Guardian)

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power—more relevant today than ever—can come in the most alluring of packages.

The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems Cover Image
By T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks (Editor), Jim McCue (Editor)
ISBN: 9780374235130
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 4th, 2018

The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679764083
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 1995

"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston Globe

The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501121968
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Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2016

“The ideal companion for troubled times: equal parts Continental escape and serious grappling with the question of what it means to be, and feel, lost.” —Tara Isabella Burton, The Wall Street Journal

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

This new edition of The Sun Also Rises

The Ballad of Black Tom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765387868
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Published: Tor.com - February 16th, 2016

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120077
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631494925
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Published: Liveright - October 9th, 2018

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review).