Wikisource:Requested texts/1923

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Works from 1923 (losing US copyright 2019-01-01)

On January 1st, 2019, the first new published works will be entering the US public domain in 20 years. Those would be all the works first published in 1923. This is an attempt to accumulate a body of works so we can have a big bang of this new material available on New Year's Day.

Works with scans[edit]

The Plays of Roswitha (external scan) by Hrotsvitha, translated by Christabel Marshall

The Choëphoroe (Libation-Bearers) of Aeschylus, (external scan) translated by George Gilbert Aimé Murray

Collected Poems (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2) of John Drinkwater

Emily of the New Moon (external scan) by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fancies Versus Fads (external scan) by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A Son at the Front (external scan) by Edith Wharton

Many Marriages (external scan) by Sherwood Anderson

The Best Plays of 1922-1923 (external scan) by John Colton; Clemence Randolph; Philip Barry (Died 1949); John Galsworthy ; Owen Davis (Died 1956); Jesse Lynch Williams; Channing Pollock; George Simon Kaufman (died 1961); Marc Connelly (died 1980); Don Marquis; Karel Čapek; Rachel Crothers (died 1958);

Bengali Religious Lyrics, Śākta (external scan) (external scan), tr. Edward John Thompson and Arthur Marshman Spencer

Jim Maitland (external scan) by Herman Cyril McNeile

The gentleman from San Francisco, and other stories (external scan) by Ivan Bunin (died 1953) translated by Leonard Woolf (died 1969) and others.

(In general, the Internet Archive will be one of the few sources of scans of works available before the ball drops, though Google Books has promised quick access to 1923 works and HathiTrust will hopefully not be slow about unlocking them. See the Toronto scans with a 1923 filter for a couple thousand 1923 works. Haven't checked European sources of scans yet.)

Works with hard-copies available[edit]

Desired works[edit]

w:1923 in literature (many of the works noted there have no PD English translation; the below is a selected few)

Sherwood AndersonMany Marriages (see above for scans)
Ivan BuninThe Dreams of Chang and Other Stories, translated by Bernard Guilbert Guerney
Willa Cather – A Lost Lady
Agatha Christie – The Murder on the Links (died 1976)
The Sketch magazine has a number of Poirot short stories in the 1923 copies
Joseph Conrad – The Rover
Robert Frost (died 1963)
New Hampshire
Selected Poems
Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet
Hermann Hesse – Demian (first English-language edition) (died 1962)
Georgette Heyer (died 1974)
The Great Roxhythe
Instead of the Thorn
The Transformation of Philip Jettan
D. H. Lawrence
Kangaroo
The Fox, The Captain's Doll, The Ladybird: Three Novellas
Maurice Renard – New Bodies for Old (first English language edition of Le Docteur Lerne - Sous-Dieu (1908))
Rafael Sabatini – Fortune's Fool (died 1950)
Dorothy L. Sayers – Whose Body? (died 1957)
George Bernard Shaw – Saint Joan (died 1950)
Jules Verne (died 1905) (first English-language editions)
The Castaways of the Flag (Translator: Cranstoun Metcalfe)
The Lighthouse at the End of the World (largely attributed to Michel Verne)(Translator: Cranstoun Metcalfe)
Listed as 1923 works in Jules Verne bibliography, renewed as 1924 works (R97799, R97800, R97801)
Edgar Wallace
Bones of the River
The Books of Bart
Captains of Souls
Chick (short stories)
The Clue of the New Pin
The Green Archer
The Missing Million
H. G. Wells – Men Like Gods
Margaret Widdemer – Graven Image
William Carlos Williams – The Great American Novel
P. G. Wodehouse (died 1975)
The Inimitable Jeeves
Leave It to Psmith
Edgar Rice Burroughs – Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Charles Boardman Hawes – The Dark Frigate
Hugh Lofting – Doctor Dolittle's Post Office (third in the Doctor Dolittle series of 13 books)
Hugh Lofting – The Story of Mrs Tubbs
Lucy Maud Montgomery – Emily of New Moon (first in the Emily series of three books)
Edith Wharton – A Son at the Front
Rudyard Kipling – His Gift
Aldous Leonard Huxley (died 1963)
Antic Hay
On the Margin, notes and essay
Edward Bernays – Crystallizing Public Opinion
Gilbert Keith ChestertonSt. Francis of Assisi (hosted at Bibliowiki)
Herman Cyril McNeile – The Dinner Club
Francis Scott Fitzgerald – The Vegetable: Or, from President to Postman
Richard Austin Freeman (died 1943)
The Cat's Eye
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook (published in USA as The Blue Scarab)
Abraham Grace Merritt – The Face in the Abyss
Thomas Sigismund Stribling – Fombombo
William Butts Mershon – Recollections of My Fifty Years Hunting and Fishing
Amy Roberta Ruck (died 1978)
Sir or Madam
The Dancing Star
The Idol
Clemence Randolph – Rain
John Gresham Machen – Christianity and Liberalism


w:1923 in poetry

Jean Toomer – Cane
E. E. Cummings (died 1962) — Tulips and Chimneys
Kahlil GibranThe Prophet (hosted at Bibliowiki)
Amos Niven Wilder – Retrospect and Other Poems
Wallace Stevens – Harmonium


w:1923 in philosophy

w:1923 in science

Google Scholar search for papers published in 1923 sorted by number of citations found. Many have Wikipedia articles about the thesis they introduced.