TOP TEN BESTSELLING NOVELS IN THE UNITED STATES
FROM 1895 TO 1923


1895 Authors
1. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren
2. Trilby George du Maurier
3. The Adventures of Captain Horn Frank R. Stockton
4. The Manxman Hall Caine
5. The Princess Aline Richard Harding Davis
6. The Days of Auld Lang Syne Ian Maclaren
7. The Master Israel Zangwill
8. The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
9. Degeneration Max Nordau
10. The Lady Nobody Maarten Maartens
1896 Authors
1. Tom Grogan Francis Hopkinson Smith
2. A Lady of Quality Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. The Seats of the Mighty Gilbert Parker
4. A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
5. The Damnation of Theron Ware Harold Frederic
6. A House-Boat on the Styx John Kendrick Bangs
7. Kate Carnegie Ian Maclaren
8. The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
9. Sentimental Tommy J. M. Barrie
10. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren
1897 Authors
1. Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
2. The Choir Invisible James Lane Allen
3. Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
4. On the Face of the Waters Flora Annie Steel
5. Phroso Anthony Hope
6. The Christian Hall Caine
7. Margaret Ogilvy J. M. Barrie
8. Sentimental Tommy J. M. Barrie
9. Pursuit of the House-Boat John Kendrick Bangs
10. The Honorable Peter Stirling Paul Leicester Ford
1898 Authors
1. Caleb West Francis Hopkinson Smith
2. Hugh Wynne Silas Weir Mitchell
3. Penelope's Progress Kate Douglas Wiggin
4. Helbeck of Bannisdale Mary Augusta Ward
5. Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
6. The Pride of Jennico Agnes and Egerton Castle
7. The Day's Work Rudyard Kipling
8. Shrewsbury Stanley J. Weyman
9. Simon Dale Anthony Hope
10 (tie). The Adventures of Francois Silas Weir Mitchell
10 (tie). The Battle of the Strong Gilbert Parker
1899 Authors
1. David Harum Edward Noyes Westcott
2. When Knighthood Was in Flower Charles Major
3. Richard Carvel Winston Churchill
4. The Day's Work Rudyard Kipling
5. Red Rock Thomas Nelson Page
6. Alywin Theodore Watts-Dunton
7. Janice Meredith Paul Leicester Ford
8. Mr. Dooley in Peace and War Finley Peter Dunne
9. No. 5 John Street Richard Whiteing
10. The Market Place Harold Frederic
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
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 Arthur 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
10. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come John Fox Jr.
1904
1. The Crossing Winston Churchill
2. The Deliverance Ellen Glasgow
3. The Masquerader 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 Come 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
5. Nedra George B. McCutcheon
6. The Gambler Katherine C. Thurston
7. The Masquerader 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. The 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 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 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 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 Authors
1. The Rosary Florence Barclay
2. A Modern Chronicle Winston Churchill
3. The Wild Olive 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
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 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 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 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 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
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
9. Christopher and Columbus Elizabeth von Arnim
10. In Secret Robert W. Chambers
1920
1. The Man of the Forest Zane Grey
2. Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
3. The Re-Creation of Brian Kent Harold Bell Wright
4. The River's End James Oliver Curwood
5. A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
6. Mary Marie Eleanor H. Porter
7. The Portygee Joseph C. Lincoln
8. The Great Impersonation E. Phillips Oppenheim
9. The Lamp in the Desert Ethel M. Dell
10. Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
1921
1. Main Street Sinclair Lewis
2. The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield
3. The Mysterious Stranger Zane Grey
4. The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
5. The Valley of Silent Men James Oliver Curwood
6. The Sheik Edith M. Hull
7. A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
8. Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
9. The Sisters-in-Law Gertrude Atherton
10. The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
1922
1. If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson
2. The Sheik Edith M. Hull
3. Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
4. The Head of the House of Coombe Frances Hodgson Burnett
5. Simon Called Peter Robert Keable
6. The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
7. This Freedom A.S.M. Hutchinson
8. Maria Chapdelaine Louis Hemon
9. To the Last Man Zane Grey
10. Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
10. Helen of the Old House Harold Bell Wright
1923
1. Black Oxen Gertrude Atherton
2. His Children's Children Arthur Train
3. The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim
4. Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
5. The Dim Lantern Temple Bailey
6. This Freedom A.S.M. Hutchinson
7. The Mine with the Iron Door Harold Bell Wright
8. The Wanderer of the Wasteland Zane Grey
9. The Sea-hawk Rafael Sabatini
10. The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart