Aside from The Virginian, which a few readers of a certain age may remember from the ’70’s TV series of the same name, titles on the 1903 bestseller list have faded into obscurity.
Some of the others offer at entertainment and a glimpse into life in an earlier age.
The list below indicates when I’ll be reviewing each of the novels. If the book was previously reviewed here, the link will take you to the review.
If the book hasn’t been reviewed yet, the link will take you to Project Gutenberg where you can find a free copy of the book to read on your computer, Kindle, or other ebook reader.
- Lady Rose’s Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward [review Oct. 27]
- Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page [review Oct.30]
- The Pit by Frank Norris [review Nov. 3]
- Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice [review Nov. 6]
- The Virginian by Owen Wister
- Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice
- The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen [review Nov. 10]
- Letters of a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer [review Nov. 13]
- The One Woman by Thomas Dixon Jr. [review Nov. 17]
- The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox Jr. [review Nov. 20]
Come back to see which of these are still worth reading 110 years after their first publication.
I’ll give you a chance to tell on Nov. 24 (the Sunday before Thanksgiving in the US) which of the 10 are your favorites.