Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Andre Gide. French. 1909. Novel. Strait is the Gate. Heroine seeks mystic joy by self-renunciation, but never achieves what she seeks.
Gertrude Stein. American. 1909. Stories. Three Lives. Three character studies of women. Kindly, domineering German serving woman. Uneducated, sensitive black girl. Feebleminded young German maid.
H.G. Wells. British. 1909. Novel. Tono-Bungay. Uncle makes fortune from quack medicine. Narrator observes.