Each of the last three years, I’ve had a conversation in January with Nate Pedersen about the novels that celebrated their one hundredth publishing birthdays in the just-ended year. The conversations have been posted on Fine Books & Collections blog.
Some of the early twentieth century’s most popular novelists are represented on the bestseller list for 1917, but few of them are known to today’s readers. I dare say Zane Grey is the only author on the list who still has a fan club.
I hope my reviews will whet readers’ appetites for reading some of these novels published 100 years ago.
As always, if I’ve previously reviewed a novel, the link goes to the review. Otherwise, the link is to the free, downloadable digital version of the novel at Project Gutenberg.
When I began reading all the bestselling novels from 1900 through 1969, I didn’t have access to many of the early novels. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, many of those bestsellers are now available again for free.
For the rest of 2016, I’m going to post reviews of the bestselling novels of 1917 and 1918 that I wasn’t able to find the first time around.
In the lists below, hyperlinks will take you to either my previously posted review or to the Project Gutenberg page from which you can download the novel. The dates in square brackets tell when new content will be posted.