Filling the gaps in bestseller lists of 1917 and 1918 novels

When I began reading all the bestselling novels from 1900 through 1969, I didn’t have access to many of the early novels. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, many of those bestsellers are now available again for free.

For the rest of 2016, I’m going to post reviews of the bestselling novels of 1917 and 1918 that I wasn’t able to find the first time around.

Project Gutenberg

In the lists below, hyperlinks will take you to either my previously posted review or to the Project Gutenberg page from which you can download the novel. The dates in square brackets tell when new content will be posted.

1918 bestselling novels

Row of chess pawns with overlaid message While England fights Germany trench-to-trench in France, a sexy American spy proves "The Pawns Count"

  1. The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair
  3. The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart [2016-10-18]
  4. Dere Mable: Love Letters of a Rookie by Edward Streeter [2016-10-22]
  5. Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter [2016-10-25]
  6. Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell [2016-10-29]
  7. The Major by Ralph Connor [2016-11-01]
  8. The Pawns Count by E. Phillips Oppenhein [2016-11-05]
  9. A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter [2016-11-08]
  10. Sonia: Between Two Worlds by Stephen McKennal [2016-11-12]

Readers’ poll [2016-11-15]

My picks of the 1918 bestsellers [2016-11-19]

1917 bestselling novels

Photograph of wildfire with inset saying Wildfire is the story of a horse as fast and as furious as his name

  1. Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells
  2. The Light in the Clearing: A Tale of the North Country in the Time of Silas Wright by Irving Bacheller [2016-11-22]
  3. The Red Planet by William J. Locker [2016-11-26]
  4. The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter [2016-11-29]
  5. Wildfire by Zane Grey [2016-12-05]
  6. Christine by Alice Cholmondeley (Elizabeth Von Arnim) [2016-12-06]
  7. In the Wilderness by Robert S. Hichens [2016-12-10]
  8. His Family by Ernest Poole [2016-12-13]
  9. The Definite Object: A Romance of New York by Jeffrey Farnol [2016-12-17]
  10. The Hundredth Chance by Ethel M. Dell [2016-12-20]

Readers’ poll [2016-12-24]

My picks of the 1917 bestsellers [2016-12-27]

The best of the novels reviewed here in 2016, [2016-12-31]

© 2016 Linda Gorton Aragoni


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Linda Aragoni

I'm passionate about helping people learn through the medium of nonfiction writing. Although I occasionally have an idea of my own, I mostly build education tools by recycling and repurposing other folks' ideas.

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