1916: First Chapters Collection

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These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the year in Literature; most of the works are to be found on Project Gutenberg. - Summary by Matt Pierard (14 hr 5 min)


Sherwood Anderson - Windy McPherson's Son 21:15 Read by John Burlinson (1950-2024)
Henri Barbusse - Under Fire 33:06 Read by VfkaBT
L. Frank Baum - Rinkitink in Oz 14:54 Read by BettyB
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Beasts of Tarzan 16:53 Read by BettyB
Ellen Glasgow - Virginia 37:21 Read by Jim Locke
Sarah Grand - The Winged Victory 40:19 Read by Jim Locke
Louis Hemon - Maria Chapdelaine 25:06 Read by Jim Locke
William Dean Howells - The Leatherwood God 26:09 Read by Jim Locke
James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Pt. 1 1:00:51 Read by Tony Addison
James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Pt. 2 1:15:05 Read by Tony Addison
Franz Kafka - The Metamorphosis 42:28 Read by Jim Locke
Grace King - The Pleasant Ways of St. Medard 13:20 Read by VfkaBT
Ring Lardner - You Know Me Al 49:32 Read by Maria Kasper
George Moore - The Brook Kerith: A Syrian Story 21:23 Read by Jim Locke
Baroness Orczy - Leatherface 59:55 Read by MaryAnn
May Sinclair - Tasker Jevons 54:20 Read by Jim Locke
Rabindranath Tagore - The Home and the World 13:52 Read by Jim Locke
Booth Tarkington - Seventeen 5:40 Read by BettyB
Mark Twain - The Mysterious Stranger 7:48 Read by Kalynda
Mrs Humphry Ward - Lady Connie 37:59 Read by BettyB
H. G. Wells - Mr. Britling Sees It Through 1:08:33 Read by Jennifer Fournier
Edith Wharton - Autres Tempes 18:11 Read by Jim Locke
James Oliver Curwood - The Grizzly King 10:05 Read by Maria Kasper
Anne Monroe - Happy Valley; A Story of Oregon 17:04 Read by Jim Locke
Will L Comfort - The Last Ditch 56:00 Read by Jim Locke
Isla M. Mullins - Anne's Wedding 18:46 Read by Brice