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Literature The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's  

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1900's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1900 through 1909. 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 1900'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.
list ordered by

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54-40 or fight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Bob Young - Year in the Top Ten: 1909

2
Alice of old Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Maurice Thompson - Years in the Top Ten: 1900, 1901

3
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Mary Johnston - Year in the Top Ten: 1902

4
Beverly of Graustark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
George Barr McCutcheon - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

5
Coniston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1906

6
D'Ri and I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Irving Bacheller - Year in the Top Ten: 1901

7
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Charles Major - Year in the Top Ten: 1902

8
Eben Holden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Years in the Top Ten: 1900, 1901

9
Gordon Keith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Thomas Nelson Page - Year in the Top Ten: 1903

10
Graustark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
George Barr McCutcheon - Year in the Top Ten: 1901

11
Half a Rogue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Harold MacGrath - Year in the Top Ten: 1907

12
In the Bishop's Carriage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Miriam Michelson - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

13
Jane Cable is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
George Barr McCutcheon - Year in the Top Ten: 1906

14
Janice Meredith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Paul Leicester Ford - Year in the Top Ten: 1900

15
Katrine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Elinor Macartney Lane - Year in the Top Ten: 1909

16
Lady Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Owen Wister - Year in the Top Ten: 1906

17
Lady Rose's daughter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Humphry Ward - Year in the Top Ten: 1903

18
Letters of a Self-Made Merchan... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1903

19
Lewis Rand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Mary Johnston - Year in the Top Ten: 1908

20
Lovey Mary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Alice Hegan Rice - Year in the Top Ten: 1903

21
Mr. Crewe's career is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Winston Churchill - Year in the Top Ten: 1908

22
Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1902

23
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patc... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Alice Hegan Rice - Year in the Top Ten: 1903

24
My Friend Prospero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Henry Harland - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

25
Nedra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
George Barr McCutcheon - Year in the Top Ten: 1905

26
Peter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Francis Hopkinson Smith - Years in the Top Ten: 1908, 1909

27
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Kate Douglas Wiggin - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

28
Red pottage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Mary Cholmondeley - Year in the Top Ten: 1900

29
Richard Carvel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Winston Churchill - Year in the Top Ten: 1900

30
Rose o' the River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Kate Douglas Wiggin - Year in the Top Ten: 1905

31
Sandy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Year in the Top Ten: 1905

32
Satan Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Hallie Rives - Year in the Top Ten: 1907

33
Septimus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
William John Locke

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Sir Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Mary Johnston - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

35
Sir Richard Calmady is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1902

36
The Awakening of Helena Ritchi... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1906

37
The Barrier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Rex Beach - Year in the Top Ten: 1908

38
The Black Bag is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1908

39
The Blue Flower is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Penelope Fitzgerald - Year in the Top Ten: 1902

40
The Brass Bowl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Louis Joseph Vance - Year in the Top Ten: 1907

41
The Clansman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Year in the Top Ten: 1905

42
The Crisis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Winston Churchill - Year in the Top Ten: 1901

43
The crossing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Winston Churchill - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

44
The Daughter of Anderson Crow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
George Barr McCutcheon - Year in the Top Ten: 1907

45
The deliverance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Richard S. Wheeler - Year in the Top Ten: 1904

46
The doctor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Patricia Duncker - Year in the Top Ten: 1907

47
The fighting chance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Robert W. Chambers - Year in the Top Ten: 1906

48
The Gambler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Year in the Top Ten: 1905

49
The Garden of Allah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Robert Smythe Hichens - Year in the Top Ten: 1905

50
The Goose Girl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 1900's
Shannon Hale - Year in the Top Ten: 1909