Centennial 100: 1916-1926


The other Heights Matchmakers and I wanted to do something special for the centennial celebration, so we’ve come up with the Centennial 100! This list of 100 books, movies, and music will be released every month in the form of bookmarks moving through the decades that you can pick up at any Heights branch, and they will also be shared here on the blog. Here is the list from our first bookmark, 1916-1926.


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)

Summer by Edith Wharton (1917)

“‘Summer’ is the story of proud and independent Charity Royall, a child of mountain moonshiners adopted by a family in a poor New England town, who has a passionate love affair with Lucius Harney, an educated young man from the city. Wharton broke the conventions of woman’s romantic fiction by making Charity a thoroughly contemporary woman–in touch with her feelings and sexuality, yet kept from love and the larger world she craves by the overwhelming pressures of environment and heredity. Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James and compared to Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary,” “Summer” was one of Wharton’s personal favorites of all her novels and remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written.”

My Antonia by Willa Cather (1918)

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (1918)

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley (1921)

Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim (1922)

The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (1922)

Cane by Jean Toomer (1923)

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (1924)

Carry On, Jeeves  by P.G. Wodehouse (1925)



Intolerance (1916)

Broken Blossoms (1919)

Battling Butler (1921-1926)

The Kid (1921)

The Big Parade (1925)

“The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell.[1][2][3] Adapted by Harry Behn from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel Plumes by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army’s Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.”

La Bohème (1926)






Billy Murray Anthology by Billy Murray (1903-1940)

Études-Tableaux op.33, op.39 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1911-1916)

Marion Harris the Complete Victor Releases by Marion Harris (1916-1919)

The Planets by Gustav Holst (1916)

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