1917 bestselling novels slated for review here

Some of the early twentieth century’s most popular novelists are represented on the  bestseller list for 1917, but few of them are known to today’s readers.  I dare say Zane Grey is the only author on the list who still has a fan club.

I hope my reviews will whet readers’ appetites for reading some of these novels published 100 years ago.

As always, if I’ve previously reviewed a novel, the link goes to the review. Otherwise, the link is to the free, downloadable digital version of the novel at Project Gutenberg.Project Gutenberg

  1. Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells [Also  1916]
  2. The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller [Feb. 21, 2017]
  3. The Red Planet by William J. Locke  [ Feb. 25, 2017]
  4. The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter [Feb. 28, 2017]
  5. Wildfire by Zane Grey [Mar. 4, 2017]
  6. Christine by Alice Cholmondeley [Mar. 7, 2017]
  7. In the Wilderness by Robert S. Hichens  [Mar. 11, 2017]
  8. His Family by Ernest Poole  [Mar. 14, 2017]
  9. The Definite Object by Jeffrey Farnol [Mar. 18, 2018]
  10. The Hundredth Chance by Ethel M. Dell [Mar. 21, 2017]

Reader poll [Mar. 25, 2017]

My favorites of 1917 [Mar. 28, 2017]

Starting in April, we’ll move on to the bestselling novels of 1927.


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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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