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Bestsellers over the Years

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1varielle
Edited: Apr 18, 2008, 8:41am Top

US F I C T I O N

1. Mr. Britling Sees It Through, H. G. Wells 48 copies on LT

2. The Light in the Clearing, Irving Bacheller 2 copies

3. The Red Planet, William J. Locke 684 copies

4. The Road to Understanding, Eleanor H. Porter 0 copies

5. Wildfire, Zane Grey 37 copies

6. Christine, Alice Cholmondeley 3 copies

7. In the Wilderness, Robert S. Hichens 0 copies

8. His Family, Ernest Poole 23 copies

9. The Definite Object, Jeffrey Farnol 3 copies

10. The Hundredth Chance, Ethel M. Dell 3 copies

G E N E R A L - N O N F I C T I O N

1. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, Robert W. Service 57 copies

2. The Plattsburg Manual: A Handbook for Federal Training Camps, O. O. Ellis and E. B. Garey 2 copies

3. Raymond or Life and Death, Sir Oliver Lodge 4 copies

4. Poems of Alan Seeger, Alan Seeger 5 copies

5. God the Invisible King, H. G. Wells 6 copies

6. Laugh and Live, Douglas Fairbanks 0 copies

7. Better Meals for Less Money, Mary Green 0 copies

W A R - B O O K S

1. The First Hundred Thousand: being the Chronicle of a Unit, Ian Hay 15 copies

2. My Home in the Field of Honor, Frances W. Huard 0 copies

3. A Student in Arms, Donald Hankey 6 copies

4. Over the Top by an American Soldier, Arthur Guy Empey 15 copies

5. Carry On: Letters in War-Time, Coningsby Dawson 5 copies

6. Getting Together, Ian Hay 0 copies

7. My Second Year of the War, Frederick Palmer 2 copies

8. The Land of Deepening Shadow: Germany at War, D. Thomas Curtin 2 copies

9. War in the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War, H. G. Wells 1 copy

10. The Worn Doorstep, Margaret Sherwood 0 copies

2LouisBranning
Apr 18, 2008, 11:13am Top

There wasn't much going on in books during 1917, but it was America's first year in the war, so the "War Books" category emerged briefly. 1917 was also the first year the Pulitzer Prizes were given, but no award was made for fiction that year.

3keren7
Apr 23, 2008, 12:17pm Top

I haven't read any of these books.

4Schmerguls
Edited: Aug 13, 2012, 8:46am Top

The only one I read is His Family, and you can understand why I read it--it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1918 and I have read all fiction winners of that prize (one of the few categories I can say that of).

5aviddiva
Sep 16, 2012, 8:11pm Top

I've read a few of these authors, but none of these books.

6MonarchVal
Edited: Sep 17, 2012, 6:17pm Top

Only 8 people on LT own The Red Planet by William John Locke, not 684. No review on LT, but one exists on Goodreads.

With respect to the 2 novels with 0 LT owners, The Road to Understanding now has 8 owners, and In the Wilderness has 4.

7rocketjk
Sep 20, 2012, 1:05am Top

I now own a copy of The First Hundred Thousand, but I haven't read it yet.

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