Greater Books
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John Cowper Powys, One Hundred Best Books [1922]

    126 entries: 110 monographical, 16 otherwise FINAL
    Unranked—arranged topically

    In the preface to his One Hundred Best Books, John Cowper Powys distances his project from the "the selections [of one hundred best books] already in existence. Those apparently are designed to stuff the minds of young persons with an accumulation of 'standard learning' calculated to alarm and discourage the boldest." He adds that he hopes to meet the "need of kindred minds; minds that read purely for the pleasure of reading, and have no sinister wish to transform themselves by that process into what are called 'cultivated persons'." So, by 1922 at the latest, dissent against the idea of "great books" has appeared, though not for the same reasons academics railed against the supposedly Western-centric or sexist reading plans of the second half of the century.

    In turn, the book's introductory essay, 'Books and Reading', explains the author's distaste for reading plans and "the cult [...] of becoming a superior person by reading the best authors" with greater nuance. In short, he presents not a canon, but a list of his personal favorites, hoping that this "shameless subjectivity [...] will fling [... the] reader back upon his own inveterate prejudices." He hopes to achieve the "subtle fusion desirable between one's natural indestructible prejudices, and a certain high authoritative standard; a standard which we may name, for want of a better word, 'classical taste', and which itself is the resulting amalgam of all the finest personal reactions of all the finest critical senses, winnowed out, as it were, and austerely purged, by the washing of the waves of time." Though perhaps this perspective is a tad vague, his vision of our "natural" and "indestructible" reading habits especially requiring further elucidation, we're not surprised that Powys is the only "great books" listmaker who was principally a writer of creative fiction (Rexroth's contribution was not originally a list, but rather a series of essays). Also unsurprisingly, he and Rexroth are the only listmakers who have works of their own included in others' "great books" lists (save for Van Doren including his colleague Adler's Synopticon, which itself began as a guide to reading a set of "great books").

    Each selection is followed by some paragraphs or pages in discussion. Powys often lists secondary critical/ biographical/ historical works about the authors or works in question; these have not been included in the list. However, in some instances, I've included other primary literary works. As with the Newman, Dirda, Fadiman, Van Doren, and Ward lists, the works found in the list here that are not formally part of the author's list are included because the author speaks of them as highly as he does the books that he directly or primarily recommends. The most obvious of these is the Lewis Carroll entry, where Powys states, "Lack of space alone prevents us from including 'Through the Looking Glass' too." But—what lack of space? Several books included are not discussed further--or, in the cases of authors with several works listed, each work is not necessarily discussed in particular. So I've included Alice's sequel.

    Another example: Regarding the Arnold Bennett entry, Powys writes, "Clayhanger with its sequels, Hilda Lessways and These Twain, makes up an imposing and convincing trilogy of middle-class life in the English Pottery Towns," but only Clayhanger is included in the section heading. Or, regarding The Importance of Being Earnest, listed in the section heading, he writes, "[it] is perhaps the gayest, least responsible, and most adorably witty of all English comedies; just as Salomé [not listed in the section heading] is the most richly colored and smoulderingly sensual of all modern tragedies." So why is the latter not listed? We don't know. I include it.

    Read more about the origin of this list at its Macroscopic 2013 page.


    • "Psalms of David"_1

    unspecified selection, but 73 psalms in the Book of Psalms, and seven psalms in other books of the Bible, are commonly attributed to King David—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
    *Powys*

  1. Homer

  2. Odýsseia_36
    The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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  3. Euripides

  4. Bakchai _14
    The Bacchae
    405 B.C—Greek

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  5. Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

  6. Carmina_11
    Odes
    originally published in four volumes: first-third, 23 B.C; fourth, 13 B.C—Latin

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  7. Catullus

  8. Poems_6
    First Century B.C—Latin
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  9. Dante

  10. La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

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  11. François Rabelais

  12. La Vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel_22
    originally published in five volumes: Les Horribles et Épouvantables Faits et Prouesses du Très Renommé Pantagruel Roi des Dipsodes, Fils du Grand Géant Gargantua, 1532; La Vie Très Horrifique du Grand Gargantua, Père de Pantagruel, 1534; Le Tiers Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1546; Le Quart Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1552; Le Cinquiesme et Dernier Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1564; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux's English translation—French
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  13. Voltaire

  14. Candide, ou L'Optimisme_22
    1759; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Tobias Smollett's English translation—French
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    • William Shakespeare

    Selected works_4
    late Sixteenth-early Seventeenth centuries—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Powys* *Read*

    John Milton
    • Selected works_2

    Seventeenth Century—English
    *Powys* *Read*

  15. Paradise Lost_25

  16. 1667; revised 1674—English
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  17. Paradise Regained, a Poem, in IV Books, to Which Is Added Samson Agonistes_8

  18. 1671—English
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    Thomas Browne
  19. Religio Medici_5

  20. 1643—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys* *Clasics* *Bloom*

  21. Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall, or, A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urns Lately Found in Norfolk_3

  22. 1658—English
    *Powys* *Classics* *Bloom*

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  23. Faust_26

  24. originally published in two volumes: first, Faust. Der Tragödie Erster Teil, published in part, 1790; in its entirey, 1808; revised 1829; second, Faust. Der Tragödie Zweiter Teil, 1832—German
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  25. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre_5

  26. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
    1795-96—German

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  27. Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, Oder Die Entsagenden_4

  28. Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years, or the Renunciants
    1821; revised 1829—German

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  29. Johann Peter Eckermann

  30. Gespräche mit Goethe_3
    originally published in three volumes: first and second, 1836; third, 1848—German
    *Powys* *Durant* *Classics*

    Friedrich Nietzsche
  31. Also Sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen_15

  32. Thus Spake Zarathustra
    originally published in four volumes, 1883-5—German

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  33. Die Frühliche Wissenschaft_1

  34. The Gay Science; The Joyous Wisdom
    1882—German

    *Powys*

  35. Ecce Homo: Wie Man Wird, Was Man Ist_4

  36. 1908—German
    *Powys* *Classics* *Fadiman* *Educated*

    Heinrich Heine
    • "Prose works_1

    Nineteenth Century—German
    *Powys*

  37. Geständnisse_1

  38. originally published 1854 in the first volume of Vermischte Schriften—German
    *Powys*

  39. Hermann Sudermann

  40. Das Hohe Lied_1
    1908—German
    *Powys*

  41. Gerhart Hauptmann

  42. Der Narr in Christo Emanuel Quint_1
    1910—German
    *Powys*

    Henrik Ibsen
    • Plays_4

    Fadiman recommends several overlapping collections; late Nineteenth Century—Norwegian
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  43. Vildanden_8

  44. The Wild Duck
    1885—Norwegian

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  45. August Strindberg

  46. Le Plaidoyer d'un Fou_1
    German version, 1893; French original, 1895—French
    *Powys*

    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Complete works_1
    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Powys*

    Walt Whitman
    • Poems_1

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Powys*

  47. Leaves of Grass_20

  48. 1855; expanded and revised through ninth edition, 1892—English
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    • "Prose works"_1

    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Powys*

  49. Edgar Lee Masters

  50. Spoon River Anthology_3
    1915—English
    *Powys* *Magill* *Bloom*

  51. Theodore Dreiser

  52. The Titan_1
    1914—English
    *Powys*

  53. Miguel de Cervantes

  54. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_36
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

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  55. Victor Hugo

  56. Les Travailleurs de la Mer_3
    1866—French
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    Honoré de Balzac
  57. Illusions Perdues_4

  58. Lost Illusions
    1837-43—French

    *Powys* *Classics* *Deposit* *Newman*

  59. La Cousine Bette_7

  60. originally published serially Oct.-Dec. 1846 in Le Constitutionnel—French
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  61. Le Père Goriot_14

  62. Father Goriot
    originally published serially Dec. 1834-Feb. 1835 in Revue de Paris—French

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    • La Comédie Humaine_5

    collective name for 91 finished and 46 unfinished works; Nineteenth Century—French
    *Powys* *France* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Trinity*

    Guy de Maupassant
    • 'La Maison Tellier'_1

    part of Le Maison Tellier, 1881—French
    *Powys*

    • 'Histoire d'une Fille de Ferme'_1

    originally published Mar. 1881 in La Revue Politique et Littéraire; included in Le Maison Tellier, 1881—French
    *Powys*

    • 'Amour'_1

    originally published Dec. 1886 in Gil Blas; included in Le Horla, 1887—French
    *Powys*

  63. Stendhal

  64. Le Rouge et le Noir, Chronique du XIXe Siècle_18
    The Red and the Black
    1830—French

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    Anatole France
  65. Le Livre de Mon Ami_1

  66. 1885—French
    *Powys*

  67. Les Opinions de Jérôme Coignard_1

  68. 1893—French
    *Powys*

  69. L'Orme du Mail_1

  70. 1897—French
    *Powys*

    Remy de Gourmont
  71. Une Nuit de Luxembourg_1

  72. 1912—French
    *Powys*

  73. Litanies de la Rose_1

  74. 1892—French
    *Powys*

  75. Paul Bourget

  76. Le Disciple_1
    1889—French
    *Powys*

  77. Romain Rolland

  78. Jean Christophe_3
    published in ten volumes: L'Aube, 1904; Le Matin, 1904; L'Adolescent, 1904; La Révolte, 1905; La Foir sur la Place, 1908; Antoinette, 1908; Dans la Maison, 1908; Les Amies, 1910; Le Buisson Ardent, 1911; La Nouvelle Journée, 1912—French
    *Powys* *Durant* *Hundred*

    Gabriele D'Annunzio
  79. Il Trionfo Della Morte_1

  80. The Triumph of Death
    1894—Italian

    *Powys*

  81. Il Fuoco_1

  82. The Flame of Life
    1900—Italian

    *Powys*

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
  83. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_22

  84. Crime and Punishment
    originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1866 in Rússkij Véstnik; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian

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  85. Idiot_11

  86. originally published serially 1868-9 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian
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  87. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  88. Brat'â Karamazovy_23
    The Brothers Karamazov
    originally published serially 1880 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

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  89. Unižennye i Oskorblënnye_1

  90. Humiliated and Insulted
    originally published 1861 in Vrémâ—Russian

    *Powys*

  91. Besy_9

  92. Demons; The Devils; The Possessed
    1872—Russian

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    Ivan Turgenev
  93. Nov'_2

  94. Virgin Soil
    1877—Russian

    *Powys* *Classics*

  95. Zapiski Ohotnika_4

  96. A Sportsman's Sketches
    originally published in Sovremennik, 1852—Russian

    *Powys* *Classics* *Ward* *Bloom*

  97. Dvorânskoe Gnezdo_2

  98. Home of the Gentry; Liza
    originally published in Sovremennik, Jan. 1859—Russian

    *Eliot* *Powys*

  99. Maxim Gorky

  100. Forma Gordeev_1
    The Man Who Was Afraid
    1899—Russian

    *Powys*

  101. Anton Chekhov

  102. Čajka_7
    The Seagull
    1896—Russian

    *Powys* *Classics* *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Newman*

  103. Mikhail Artzybashev

  104. Sanin_1
    1907—Russian
    *Powys*

    Laurence Sterne
  105. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman_14

  106. originally published in nine volumes, 1759-67—English
    *Powys* *Durant* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  107. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy_5

  108. 1768—English
    *Powys* *Read* *Ward* *Bloom* *Newman*

  109. Jonathan Swift

  110. A Tale of a Tub_4
    1704; revised through fifth edition, 1710—English
    *Powys* *Read* *Bloom* *Newman*

    Charles Lamb
  111. Essays of Elia_4

  112. 1823; originally published serially in the London Magazine, 1820-25—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

  113. Last Essays of Elia_4

  114. 1833; originally published serially in the London Magazine, 1820-25—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Hundred* *Ward*

    Walter Scott
  115. Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer_3

  116. originally anonymously published 1815—English
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Powys*

  117. The Bride of Lamermoor_3

  118. originally anonymously published 1819—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Newman*

  119. The Heart of Midlothian_3

  120. originally anonymously published 1818—English
    *Baldinw* *Powys* *Bloom*

  121. William Makepeace Thackeray

  122. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written by Himself_5
    1852—English
    *Baldwin* *Powys* *Classics* *Hundred* *Bloom*

  123. Charles Dickens

  124. Great Expectations_15
    originally published serially in All the Year Round, Dec. 1860-Aug. 1861—English
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  125. Jane Austen

  126. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
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  127. Emily Brontë

  128. Wuthering Heights_17
    originally published 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell; revised 1850—English
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  129. George Meredith

  130. The Adventures of Harry Richmond_1
    originally published serially Sep. 1870-Nov. 1871 in Cornhill Magazine—English
    *Powys*

    Henry James
  131. The Ambassadors_11

  132. originally published serially 1903 in the North American Review—English
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  133. The Tragic Muse_1

  134. originally published serially 1889-90 in the Atlantic Monthly—English
    *Powys*

    • The Soft Side_1

    1900; 12 stories published in periodicals, previously uncollected in book form—English
    *Powys*

    • The Better Sort_1

    1903; includes The Beast in the Jungle and 10 other stories—English
    *Powys*

  135. The Beast in the Jungle_4

  136. originally published as part of The Better Sort, 1903—English
    *Powys* *Adler* *Foundation* *Dirda*

  137. The Wings of the Dove_3

  138. 1902—English
    *Powys* *Bloom* *Newman*

  139. The Golden Bowl_6

  140. 1904—English
    *Powys* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Zane* *Newman*

    Thomas Hardy
  141. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_13

  142. published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
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  143. The Return of the Native_8

  144. originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1878 in Belgravia, the Magazine of Fashion and Amusement—English
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  145. The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a Man of Character_6

  146. 1886—English
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  147. Far From the Madding Crowd_5

  148. originally anonymously published serially in Cornhill Magazine, Jan.-Dec. 1874; revised 1895 and 1901—English
    *Powys* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Guardian* *Newman*

  149. Wessex Poems and Other Verses_2

  150. 1898—English
    *Powys* *Bloom*

    Joseph Conrad
  151. Chance_1

  152. originally published serially 1912—English
    *Powys*

  153. Lord Jim_6

  154. originally published serially Oct. 1899-Nov. 1900 in Blackwood's Magazine—English
    *Powys* *France* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Newman*

  155. Victory_2

  156. 1915—English
    *Powys* *Bloom*

    • 'Youth'_3

    originally published in Blackwood's Magazine, Sep. 1898—English
    *Powys* *Fadiman* *Zene*

  157. Almayer's Folly_1

  158. 1895—English
    *Powys*

    Walter Pater
  159. Marius the Epicurean_2

  160. 1885—English
    *Powys* *Bloom*

  161. Studies in the History of the Renaissance_2

  162. 1873; ten essays, six of which originally published in the Fortnightly Review, 1869-71, two in the Westminster Review, 1867-68—English
    *Powys* *Bloom*

  163. Imaginary Portraits_2

  164. four essays originally published 1885-87 in Macmillan's Magazine—English
    *Powys* *Bloom*

  165. Gaston de Latour_1

  166. 1896—English
    *Powys*

    George Bernard Shaw
  167. Man and Superman_7

  168. performed in part, 1905; in its entirety, 1915—English
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  169. Fanny's First Play_1

  170. 1911—English
    *Powys*

  171. Androcles and the Lion_2

  172. 1912—English
    *Powys* *Fadiman*

  173. Pygmalion_7

  174. 1913—English
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  175. G K Chesterton

  176. Orthodoxy_2
    1908—English
    *Powys* *Reynolds*

    Oscar Wilde
  177. Intentions_1

  178. 1891; 'The Decay of Lying - An Observation' originally published Jan. 1889 in the Nineteenth Century; 'Pen, Pencil and Poison: A Study in Green'; 'The Critic as Artist', originally entitled 'The True Function and Value of Criticism: With Some Remarks on the Importance of Doing Nothing: A Dialogue', published Jul. and Sep. 1890 in the Nineteenth Century; 'The Truth of Masks: A Note on Illusion'—English
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  179. The Importance of Being Earnest_8

  180. 1895—English
    *Powys* *Ward* *Magill* *Recommended* *Smart* *Trinity* *Newman* *Educated*

  181. Salomé_2

  182. 1893; English version, 1894—French
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  183. De Profundis_3

  184. published in part, 1905; additional portions published 1913; in its entirety, 1949; revised 1962 and included in The Letters of Oscar Wilde—English
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  185. The Soul of Man Under Socialism_1

  186. 1891—English
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  187. Rudyard Kipling

  188. The Jungle Book_4
    1894—English
    *Powys* *Van Doren* *Recommended* *Newman*

    Lewis Carroll
  189. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_17

  190. 1865—English
    *Powys* *Invitation* *France* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Guardian* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Harvard* *Deposit* *Graphic*

  191. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There_10

  192. 1871—English
    *Powys* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Harvard* *Deposit* *Graphic*

    John Galsworthy
  193. The Man of Property_4

  194. 1906—English
    *Powys* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Smart*

  195. The Country House_1

  196. 1907—English
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  197. Fraternity_1

  198. 1909—English
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  199. W Somerset Maugham

  200. Of Human Bondage_3
    1915—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Recommended*

  201. Gilbert Cannan

  202. Round the Corner_1
    1913—English
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  203. Vincent O'Sullivan

  204. The Good Girl_1
    1912—English
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    Oliver Onions
  205. In Accordance With the Evidence_1

  206. 1910—English
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  207. The Debit Account_1

  208. 1913—English
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  209. The Story of Louie_1

  210. 1913—English
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    Arnold Bennett
  211. Anna of the Five Towns_1

  212. 1902—English
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  213. The Old Wives' Tale_4

  214. 1908—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Magill* *Bloom*

  215. Clayhanger_1

  216. 1910—English
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  217. Hilda Lessways_1

  218. 1911—English
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  219. These Twain_1

  220. 1916—English
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    • The Oxford Book of English Verse, 12501918_2

    originally entitled The Oxford Book of English Verse, 12501900, published 1900; revised and retitled 1939; edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch—English
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