Familiar names on 1969 bestseller list

The 1969 bestseller list includes several titles and novelists that will be instantly recognized by any reader of twentieth century fiction. The novelist in 10th place for The House on the Strand, Dame Daphne du Maurier, published nine bestsellers between 1930 and 1969, beginning with Rebecca in 1938. That’s almost a bestseller every third year. 1969 […]

Preview of 1909 novels to be reviewed here

For the next few weeks, I’m going to post reviews of novels I hadn’t located back when they should have appeared in my rotation. I’ll be reviewing the eight bestsellers of 1909 that I hadn’t posted earlier. As usual, if I haven’t already reviewed the novel, I’ve linked to ProjectGutenberg, where you can read the […]

Vintage novel reviews slated for 2012

During 2012, I’ll be reviewing novels celebrating their ascent to the bestseller list 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90, 100 and 110 years ago. I’ve found 69 of those 70 novels either in print or in digital format at Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free ebooks. Among them are some famous titles, such as […]