The 1941 bestseller list contains two fine novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls (a hold-over from 1940’s bestseller list) and The Sun is My Undoing.
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a classic by an acknowledged master of fiction, Ernest Hemingway. It is the superior book in terms of its literary quality. However, it’s subject—an insider view of an insurgency—seems positively wimpy compared The Sun is My Undoing by an untouted novelist, Marguerite Steen. Steen writes about the slave trade from the perspective of a slave trader
Linda Gorton Aragoni