What writers will we be reading in 2029? (1929 edition)

Having no new posts to write, I just thought I’d recycle this old one, from the more inaccessible parts of my archive. This was a readers’ vote held by The Manchester Guardian in 1929 of which writers (I presume, those still living) people believed would still be read 100 years later. (Number of votes in brackets).

  1. Galsworthy, 1180
  2. Wells, 933
  3. Bennett, 654
  4. Kipling, 455
  5. Barrie, 286
  6. Walpole, 233
  7. Kaye-Smith, 198
  8. George Moore, 165
  9. Bernard Shaw, 110
  10. Conan Doyle, 101
  11. R H Mottram, 79
  12. John Buchan, 63
  13. D H Lawrence, 61
  14. Chesterton, 60
  15. Aldous Huxley, 50
  16. Hall Caine, 48
  17. Masefield, 46
  18. Locke, 46
  19. Rose Macaulay, 41
  20. Philipotts, 38
  21. E M Forster, 37
  22. Philips Gibbs, 26
  23. Warwick Deeping, 25
  24. Brett Young, 25
  25. “Q”, 24
  26. Edgar Wallace, 21
  27. Virginia Woolf, 21
  28. Margaret Kennedy, 18
  29. Compton McKenzie, 16
  30. Ian Hay, 16
  31. Clemence Dane, 15
  32. Belloc, 14
  33. Stephen McKenna, 13
  34. Rebecca West, 13
  35. Baroness Orczy, 13
  36. Jeffrey Farnol, 12
  37. H M Tomlinson, 10
  38. A E W Mason, 10

And the following is a selection by me of those who received less than ten votes:

J B Priestley, Norman Douglas, P C Wren, A A Milne, Max Beerbohm, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, Radclyffe Hall, William Gerhardie, Oliver Onions, and P G Wodehouse.

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