Best Selling Novels of the 1920's Books
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Best Selling Novels of the 1920's

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 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 Mary Roberts Rinehart Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    After noon Susan Ertz Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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

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    Black oxen Gertrude Atherton Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    Claire Ambler Booth Tarkington Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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    Dark Hester Anne Douglas Sedgwick Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Dodsworth Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Doomsday Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Sinclair Lewis Year in the Top Ten: 1927

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    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 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 Kathleen Norris Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter Year in the Top Ten: 1921

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    His Children's Children Arthur Cheney Train Year in the Top Ten: 1923

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    If winter comes Susan Kyle Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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

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    Joseph and his brethren Royall Tyler Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Lost Ecstasy 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 DuBose Heyward Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Maria Chapdelaine Louis Hémon Year in the Top Ten: 1922

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    Mary-Marie Year in the Top Ten: 1920

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    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini Year in the Top Ten: 1924

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    Old Pybus Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1928

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

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    Peder Victorious Ole Edvart Rølvaag Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Roper's Row Warwick Deeping Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Scarlet Sister Mary Julia Peterkin Year in the Top Ten: 1929

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    Show Boat Edna Ferber Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    Simon Called Peter 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 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 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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    The Blue Window Temple Bailey Year in the Top Ten: 1926

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    The Breaking Point 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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