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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    A Gentleman of Courage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    A Poor Wise Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    All Kneeling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Beau Sabreur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

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

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    Black oxen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Gertrude Atherton Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    Booth Tarkington Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Dark Hester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Dodsworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Harriet and the Piper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Kathleen Norris Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Her Father's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Gene Stratton-Porter Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    His Children's Children is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Arthur Cheney Train Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    If winter comes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Joseph and his brethren is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Royall Tyler Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Kindred of the Dust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Peter B. Kyne Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Lost Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Mamba's Daughters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    DuBose Heyward Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Maria Chapdelaine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Louis Hémon Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Mary-Marie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Rafael Sabatini Year in the Top Ten: 1924

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    Old Pybus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    One increasing purpose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

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

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    Peder Victorious is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Ole Edvart Rølvaag Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Roper's Row is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Scarlet Sister Mary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    Julia Peterkin Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Show Boat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Sorrell And Son is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    Swan song is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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    The Breaking Point is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1920s

    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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