Bestselling novels of 1949

This next week, I’ll begin looking back 60 years to the novels that topped the bestseller list in 1949.  Here’s the list:

  1. The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
  2. The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas, which was #1 in 1948. Use the drop down list at the right to locate my review from last year.
  3. Mary by Sholem Asch
  4. A Rage to Live by John O’Hara
  5. Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
  6. Dinner at Antoine’s by Frances Parkinson Keyes, which was #3 in 1948. Use the drop down list at the right to locate my review from last year.
  7. High Towers by Thomas B. Costain
  8. Cutlass Empire by Van Wyck Mason
  9. Pride’s Castle by Frank Yerby
  10. Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter

A couple of these are quite good. Some are awful. Most I don’t even remember without looking up the review I wrote.

I’ll tell you which novels fall into each of those categories in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

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Linda Aragoni

I read. I write. I think. I make big ideas simple. I help teachers teach expository writing to teens and adults. In my free time, I read and review old novels.

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