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TOP TEN BESTSELLING NOVELS IN THE UNITED STATES
FROM 1900 TO 1919
1900 Authors
1. To Have and To Hold, Mary Johnston
2. Red Pottage, Mary Cholmondeley
3. Unleavened Bread, Robert Grant
4. The Reign of Law, James Lane Allen
5. Eben Holden, Irving Bacheller
6. Janice Meredith, Paul Leicester Ford
7. The Redemption of David Corson, Charles F. Goss (na)
8. Richard Carvel, Winston Churchill
9. When Knighthood Was in Flower, Charles Major
10. Alice of Old Vincennes, Maurice Thompson
1901
1. The Crisis, Winston Churchill
2. Alice of Old Vincennes, Maurice Thompson
3. The Helmet of Navarre, Bertha Runkle
4. The Right of Way, Gilbert Parker
5. Eben Holden, Irving Bacheller
6. The Visits of Elizabeth, Elinor Glyn
7. The Puppet Crown, Harold MacGrath
8. Richard Yea-and-Nay, Maurice Hewlett
9. Graustark, George B. McCutcheon
10. D'ri and I, Irving Bacheller
1902
1. The Virginian, Owen Wister
2. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, Alice Hegan (Rice)
3. Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, Charles Major
4. The Mississippi Bubble, Emerson Hough
5. Audrey, Mary Johnston
6. The Right of Way, Gilbert Parker
7. The Hound of the Baskervilles, A. Conan Doyle
8. The Two Vanrevels, Booth Tarkington
9. The Blue Flower, Henry van Dyke
10. Sir Richard Calmady, Lucas Malet
1903
1. Lady Rose's Daughter, Mary Augusta Ward
2. Gordon Keith, Thomas Nelson Page
3. The Pit, Frank Norris
4. Lovey Mary, Alice Hegan Rice
5. The Virginian, Owen Wister
6. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, Alice Hegan Rice
7. The Mettle of the Pasture, James Lane Allen
8. Letters of a Self-Made Merchant, George Lorimer
9. The One Woman, Thomas Dixon Jr.
10. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom, John Fox Jr.
1904
1. The Crossing, Winston Churchill
2. The Deliverance, Ellen Glasgow
3. The Masquerader anon., (Katherine C. Thurston)
4. In the Bishop's Carriage, Miriam Michelson
5. Sir Mortimer, Mary Johnston
6. Beverly of Graustark, George B. McCutcheon
7. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom, John Fox Jr.
8. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin
9. My Friend Prospero, Henry Harland
10. The Silent Places, Stewart Edward White
1905
1. The Marriage of William Ashe, Mary Augusta Ward
2. Sandy, Alice Hegan Rice
3. The Garden of Allah, Robert Hichens
4. The Clansman, Thomas Dixon Jr.
5. Nedra, George B. McCutcheon
6. The Gambler, Katherine C. Thurston
7. The Masquerader,anon. (Katherine C. Thurston)
8. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
9. The Princess Passes, C. and A. Williamson
10. Rose o' the River, Kate Douglas Wiggin
1906
1. Coniston, Winston Churchill
2. Lady Baltimore, Owen Wister
3. The Fighting Chance, Robert W. Chambers
4. House of a Thousand Candles, Meredith Nicholson
5. Jane Cable, George B. McCutcheon
6. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
7. The Awakening of Helena Ritchie, Margaret Deland
8. The Spoilers, Rex Beach
9. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
10. The Wheel of Life, Ellen Glasgow
1907
1. The Lady of the Decoration, Frances Little
2. The Weavers, Gilbert Parker
3. The Port of Missing Men, Meredith Nicholson
4. The Shuttle, Frances H. Burnett
5. The Brass Bowl, Louis J. Vance
6. Satan Sanderson, (na) Hallie Erminie Rives
7. The Daughter of Anderson Crow, George McCutcheon
8. The Younger Set, Robert W. Chambers
9. The Doctor, Ralph Connor
10. Half a Rogue, Harold MacGrath
1908
1. Mr. Crewe's Career, Winston Churchill
2. The Barrier, Rex Beach
3. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, John Fox Jr.
4. The Lure of the Mask, (na) Harold MacGrath
5. The Shuttle, Frances H. Burnett
6. Peter, F. Hopkinson Smith
7. Lewis Rand, Mary Johnston
8. The Black Bag, Louis J. Vance
9. The Man from Brodney's, George B. McCutcheon
10. The Weavers, Gilbert Parker
1909
1. The Inner Shrine, anon. (Basil King)
2. Katrine, Elinor Macartney Lane
3. The Silver Horde, Rex Beach
4. The Man in Lower Ten, Mary Roberts Rinehart
5. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, John Fox Jr.
6. Truxton King, George B. McCutcheon
7. 54-40 or Fight, Emerson Hough
8. The Goose Girl, Harold MacGrath
9. Peter, F. Hopkinson Smith
10. Septimus, William J. Locke
1910
1. The Rosary, Florence Barclay
2. A Modern Chronicle, Winston Churchill
3. The Wild Olive, anon. (Basil King)
4. Max, Katherine C. Thurston
5. The Kingdom of Slender Swords, Hallie Erminie Rives
6. Simon the Jester, William J. Locke
7. Lord Loveland Discovers America, C.and A. Williamson
8. The Window at the White Cat, Mary Roberts Rinehart
9. Molly Make-Believe, Eleanor Abbott (na)
10. When a Man Marries, Mary Roberts Rinehart
1911
1. The Broad Highway, Jeffery Farnol
2. The Prodigal Judge, Vaughan Kester
3. The Winning of Barbara Worth, Harold Bell Wright
4. Queed, Henry Sydnor Harrison
5. The Harvester, Gene Stratton Porter
6. The Iron Woman, Margaret Deland
7. The Long Roll, (na), Mary Johnston
8. Molly Make-Believe, Eleanor Abbott
9. The Rosary,   Florence Barclay
10. The Common Law, Robert W. Chambers
1912
1. The Harvester, Gene Stratton Porter
2. The Street Called Straight, Basil King
3. Their Yesterdays, Harold Bell Wright
4. The Melting of Molly, Maria Thompson Daviess
5. A Hoosier Chronicle, Meredith Nicholson
6. The Winning of Barbara Worth, Harold Bell Wright
7. The Just and the Unjust, Vaughan Kester
8. The Net, Rex Beach
9. Tante, Anne Douglas Sedgwick
10. Fran, J. Breckenridge Ellis
1913
1. The Inside of the Cup, Winston Churchill
2. V. V.'s Eyes, Henry Sydnor Harrison
3. Laddie, Gene Stratton Porter
4. The Judgment House, Sir Gilbert Parker
5. Heart of the Hills, John Fox Jr.
6. The Amateur Gentleman, Jeffrey Farnol
7. The Woman Thou Gavest Me, Hall Caine
8. Pollyanna, Eleanor H. Porter
9. The Valiants of Virginia, (na) , Hallie Erminie Rives
10. T. Tembarom, Frances H. Burnett
1914
1. The Eyes of the World, Harold Bell Wright
2. Pollyanna, Eleanor H. Porter
3. The Inside of the Cup, Winston Churchill
4. The Salamander, (na) Owen Johnson
5. The Fortunate Youth, William J. Locke
6. T. Tembarom, Frances H. Burnett
7. Penrod, Booth Tarkington
8. Diane of the Green Van, Leona Dalrymple
9. The Devil's Garden, W. B. Maxwell
10. The Prince of Graustark, George B. McCutcheon
1915
1. The Turmoil, Booth Tarkington
2. A Far Country, Winston Churchill
3. Michael O'Halloran, Gene Stratton Porter
4. Pollyanna Grows Up, Eleanor H. Porter
5. K, Mary Roberts Rinehart
6. Jaffery, William J. Locke
7. Felix O'Day, F. Hopkinson Smith
8. The Harbor, Ernest Poole
9. The Lone Star Ranger, Zane Grey
10. Angela's Business, Henry Sydnor Harrison
1916
1. Seventeen, Booth Tarkington
2. When a Man's a Man, Harold Bell Wright
3. Just David, Eleanor H. Porter
4. Mr. Britling Sees It Through, H. G. Wells
5. Life and Gabriella, Ellen Glasgow
6. The Real Adventure, Henry Kitchell Webster
7. Bars of Iron, Ethel M. Dell
8. Nan of Music Mountain, Frank H. Spearman
9. Dear Enemy, Jean Webster
10. The Heart of Rachael, Kathleen Norris
1917
1. Mr. Britling Sees It Through, H. G. Wells
2. The Light in the Clearing, Irving Bacheller
3. The Red Planet, William J. Locke
4. The Road to Understanding, Eleanor H. Porter
5. Wildfire, Zane Grey
6. Christine, Alice Cholmondeley
7. In the Wilderness, Robert S. Hichens
8. His Family, Ernest Poole
9. The Definite Object, Jeffrey Farnol
10. The Hundredth Chance, Ethel M. Dell
1918
1. The U. P. Trail, Zane Grey
2. The Tree of Heaven, May Sinclair
3. The Amazing Interlude, Mary Roberts Rinehart
4. Dere Mable, Edward Streeter
5. Oh, Money! Money!, Eleanor H. Porter
6. Greatheart, Ethel M. Dell
7. The Major, Ralph Connor
8. The Pawns Count, E. Phillips Oppenheim
9. A Daughter of the Land, Gene Stratton Porter
10. Sonia, Stephen McKenna (na)
1919
1. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, V. Blasco Ibaņez
2. The Arrow of Gold, Joseph Conrad
3. The Desert of Wheat, Zane Grey
4. Dangerous Days, Mary Roberts Rinehart
5. The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land, Ralph Connor
6. The Re-Creation of Brian Kent, Harold Bell Wright
7. Dawn, Eleanor H. Porter
8. The Tin Soldier, Temple Bailey (na)
9. Christopher and Columbus, "Elizabeth"
10. In Secret, Robert W. Chambers