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Party like it's 1899

What was happening in the literary world in 1899? Which famous authors were just coming into the world?

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Wild lives

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld ; with photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society. |

The Bronx Zoo was founded in 1899.

Three plays

Noel Coward ; introduction by Philip Hoare. |

Lieutenant Hornblower

by C. S. Forester. |


Jorge Louis Borges ; edited by Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby ; with an invitation by William Gibson. |

Mary Poppins

by P.L Travers ; illustrated by Mary Shepard. |

A farewell to arms

Ernest Hemingway. |

Complete poems of Hart Crane

edited by Marc Simon ; [introduction by Harold Bloom]. |

Hart Crane (born in 1899, the same day as Ernest Hemingway) was the author of an epic poem centering on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The collected works of F.A. Hayek

edited by W.W. Bartley III. |

The father of libertarian economics, this author of "The Road to Serfdom" was born in 1899.

Pale fire

by Vladimir Nabokov. |

On the beach

Nevil Shute. |

Nevil Shute, born in 1899, wrote this chilling work of nuclear apocalypse.

The school and society

John Dewey ; edited by Jo Ann Boydston ; with a pref. by Joe R. Burnett. |

A classic of progressive education.


Leo Tolstoy ; translated by Louise Shanks Maude. |

Tolstoy's last novel was published in 1899.

Heart of darkness and The secret sharer

introduction by Franklin Walker. |

Heart of Darkness first appeared in Blackwood's Magazine in February through April, 1899.

The awakening and selected stories of Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin; supplementary material written by Alyssa Harad. |

Kate Chopin's early feminist classic was first published in 1899.