The year of 1919 CE. One year after the end of World War I.

Some facts about 1919:

  • The Great Molasses Flood in Boston kills 33, injures 150
  • Prohibition begins in the United States
  • Women get the right to vote in the Netherlands
  • Women get the right to vote in the United States
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed
  • The Russian Civil War is ongoing
  • Women in the UK are allowed to join professions, professional associations, sit on juries, and be award degrees
  • J.D. Salinger is born
  • Nat King Cole is born
  • Iris Murdoch is born
  • The Spanish Flu pandemic reached its second year
This time is part of the Interwar.

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Mary Olivier


Sometimes when the New Year is young, it’s easy to look back on other times of transition. I know a lot of fiction describes a moment where suddenly one transitions from childhood to adulthood, but I think the reality is that childhood ends in a series of moments, realizations, and formative events. This is a review of May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier. The book is a 1919 first edition.