Sunday, August 24, 2014

Literature in the 1940s

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

The Body in the Library* by Agatha Christie

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Hungry Hill* by Daphne du Maurier
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn*  by Betty Smith

Gigi* by Colette

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Josephine Leslie/ RA Dick
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Village in the Sun by Dane Chandos

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgins

Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson

Maigret's First Case by Georges Simenon

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
No Boats on Bannermere by Geofrey Trease


Hariklia said...

So these are all books that you've read Leslie? "Mr Blandings" jumped out at me because it's one of my favourite Cary Grant films. I will have to look up the book.

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

Hi Hariklia: These are books I plan on reading or have read but want to blog about. The ones with links I have read recently. The 1940s list was tough to create ... Many more interesting Books written in the 1950s.

I, too, love the Cary Grant Mr. Blandings movie and want to see how the book measures up. Remember Myrna Loy describing the robins egg blue paint she wants?

I like grouping books together by decade. We learn so much that way about the overall themes of the times. The 1970s was all horror ... Stepford Wives, Salems Lot, the Other, the Exorcist. Why was that, do you think? Not my favorite genre at all, but the concerns must be found int the stories.

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

The books with links I have blogged about and the ones with an * I have read ... The others are on my "to read" list.

Hariklia said...

Nice idea, grouping by decade. I do remember a previous post with a 1950s list, but couldn't remember if you'd read them all.

Yes, Myrna Loy and her elaborate colour descriptions, then the painter says something like, white, blue, yellow...very funny!