The Way of All Flesh
by Samuel Butler
Publisher: Feedbooks 1902
Number of pages: 396
A semi-autobiographical novel that attacks Victorian era hypocrisy as it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published, it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Upton Sinclair - Farrar & Rinehart
In the early 20th Century, with the Prohibition Era approaching, two families come undone over the evils of alcohol. The drinking of Roger Chilcote costs him everything, including his family's money after gambling it away. Chilcote commits suicide...
by William Dean Howells - Harper & Brothers Publishers
A utopian novel, set during the early 1890s in a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast. The social differences in America are shown by having the rich staying at a luxurious resort near the farms of workers in a lower class.
by Robert Herrick - ManyBooks
A realistic, and to a great extent, a philosophic study of modern American life: the scene is Chicago, and the writer gives searching views of society there. Robert Welch Herrick was a novelist who was part of a new generation of American realists.
by Jack London - Feedbooks
This is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, there was no human editor at the other end.