The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s Books

The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1920's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1920 through 1929. All types of novels have been included and each of them has made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 20's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre). This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time.


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    James Oliver Curwood Year in the Top Ten: 1924

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    Danielle Steel Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Irving Bacheller Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    Susan Ertz Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Anne Parrish Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Erich Maria Remarque Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1925

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    Sinclair Lewis Years in the Top Ten: 1922, 1923

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    Viña Delmar Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    P. C. Wren Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    P. C. Wren Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Gertrude Atherton Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    Booth Tarkington Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Anne Douglas Sedgwick Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Booth Tarkington Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Anita Loos, Joseph Fields, Anita Loos Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Elizabeth Louisa Moresby Year in the Top Ten: 1925

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    Kathleen Norris Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Gene Stratton-Porter Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    Arthur Cheney Train Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    Susan Kyle Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Mazo de la Roche Years in the Top Ten: 1927, 1928

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    Royall Tyler Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Peter B. Kyne Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    DuBose Heyward Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Louis Hémon Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Rafael Sabatini Year in the Top Ten: 1924

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    Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson Year in the Top Ten: 1925

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    Ole Edvart Rølvaag Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Julia Peterkin Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Edna Ferber Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Robert Keable Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Edna Ferber Year in the Top Ten: 1924

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    Warwick Deeping Years in the Top Ten: 1926, 1927

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    Cilla McQueen Year in the Top Ten: 1925

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    John Galsworthy Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Edith Wharton Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    S. S. Van Dine Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Temple Bailey Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Daphne du Maurier Years in the Top Ten: 1922, 1923

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    Thornton Wilder Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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