Best Selling Books of the 1920’s

The following is a list of the Number 1 bestselling books from 1920 to 1929 according to Publisher’s Weekly magazine. These books can readily be found in just about any used book store.

  • The Man of the Forest by Zane Grey (1920)
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis in (1921)
  • If Winter Comes by A. S. M. Hutchison (1922)
  • Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton (1923)
  • So Big by Edna Ferber (1924)
  • Soundings by A. Hamilton Gibbs (1925)
  • The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine (1926)
  • Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder ( 1928 )
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque ( 1929 )

Only one author achieved the Number 1 status twice in this decade. Sinclair Lewis in 1921 and 1927.

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  1. Cool page dude.

  2. This page is very helpful. I am doing an era report on the 1920’s and need to find out the top bestsellers. Yeah, and I look on another website and it had WAY TOO MANY! Anyway, Team Edward RULES!

  3. Site rocks! Super helpful for my report on the 20s.


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