The Books of the Century: 1900–1910

This website was compiled by Daniel Immerwahr (ocf.berkeley.edu)

1900
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Johnston, To Have and To Hold
2. Mary Cholmondeley, Red Pottage
3. Robert Grant, Unleavened Bread
4. James Lane Allen, The Reign of Law
5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden
6. Paul Leicester Ford, Janice Meredith
7. Charles Frederic Goss, The Redemption of David Corson
8. Winston Churchill, Richard Carvel
9. Charles Majo, When Knighthood Was in Flower
10. Maurice Thompson, Alice of Old Vincennes

1901
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, The Crisis
2. Maurice Thompson, Alice of Old Vincennes
3. Bertha Runkle, The Helmet of Navarre
4. Gilbert Parker, The Right of Way
5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden
6. Elinor Glyn, The Visits of Elizabeth
7. Harold MacGrath, The Puppet Crown
8. Maurice Hewlett, Richard Yea-and-Nay
9. George Barr McCutcheon, Graustark
10. Irving Bacheller, D’ri and I

1902
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Owen Wister, The Virginian
2. Alice Caldwell Hegan, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
3. Charles Major, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
4. Emerson Hough, The Mississippi Bubble
5. Mary Johnston, Audrey
6. Gilbert Parker, The Right of Way
7. A. Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
8. Booth Tarkington, The Two Vanrevels
9. Henry van Dyke, The Blue Flower
10. Lucas Malet, Sir Richard Calmady

1903
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Augusta Ward, Lady Rose’s Daughter
2. Thomas Nelson Page, Gordon Keith
3. Frank Norris, The Pit
4. Alice Hegan Rice, Lovey Mary
5. Owen Wister, The Virginian
6. Alice Hegan Rice, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
7. James Lane Allen, The Mettle of the Pasture
8. George Horace Lorimer, Letters of a Self-Made Merchant to His Son
9. Thomas Dixon Jr., The One Woman
10. John Fox Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

1904
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, The Crossing
2. Ellen Glasgow, The Deliverance
3. Anonymous (Katherine Cecil Thurston), The Masquerader
4. Miriam Michelson, In the Bishop’s Carriage
5. Mary Johnston, Sir Mortimer
6. George Barr McCutcheon, Beverly of Graustark
7. John Fox Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
8. Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
9. Henry Harland, My Friend Prospero
10. Stewart Edward White, The Silent Places

1905
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Augusta Ward, The Marriage of William Ashe
2. Alice Hegan Rice, Sandy
3. Robert Hichens, The Garden of Allah
4. Thomas Dixon Jr., The Clansman
5. George Barr McCutcheon, Nedra
6. Katherine Cecil Thurston, The Gambler
7. Katherine Cecil Thurston, The Masquerader
8. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
9. C. N. and A. M. Williamson, The Princess Passes
10. Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rose o’ the River

1906
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, Coniston
2. Owen Wister, Lady Baltimore
3. Robert W. Chambers, The Fighting Chance
4. Meredith Nicholson, The House of a Thousand Candles
5. George Barr McCutcheon, Jane Cable
6. Upton Sinclair, The Jungle
7. Margaret Deland, The Awakening of Helena Ritchie
8. Rex Beach, The Spoilers
9. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth,
10. Ellen Glasgow, The Wheel of Life

1907
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Frances Little, The Lady of the Decoration
2. Gilbert Parker, The Weavers
3. Meredith Nicholson, The Port of Missing Men
4. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle
5. Louis J. Vance, The Brass Bowl
6. Hallie Erminie Rives, Satan Sanderson
7. George Barr McCutcheon, The Daughter of Anderson Crow
8. Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set
9. Ralph Connor, The Doctor
10. Harold MacGrath, Half a Rogue

1908
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, Mr. Crewe’s Career
2. Rex Beach, The Barrier
3. John Fox Jr., The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
4. Harold MacGrath, The Lure of the Mask
5. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle
6. F. Hopkinson Smith, Peter
7. Mary Johnston, Lewis Rand
8. Louis J. Vance, The Black Bag
9. George Barr McCutcheon, The Man from Brodney’s
10. Gilbert Parker, The Weavers

1909
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Basil King, The Inner Shrine
2. Elinor Macartney Lane, Katrine
3. Rex Beach, The Silver Horde
4. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Man in Lower Ten
5. John Fox Jr., The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
6. George Barr McCutcheon, Truxton King
7. Emerson Hough, 54–40 or Fight
8. Harold MacGrath, The Goose Girl
9. F. Hopkinson Smith, Peter
10. William J. Locke, Septimus

1910
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Florence Barclay, The Rosary
2. Winston Churchill, A Modern Chronicle
3. Basil King, The Wild Olive
4. Katherine Cecil Thurston, Max
5. Hallie Erminie Rives, The Kingdom of Slender Swords
6. William J. Locke, Simon the Jester
7. C. N. and A. M. Williamson, Lord Loveland Discovers America
8. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Window at the White Cat
9. Eleanor Abbott, Molly Make-Believe
10. Mary Roberts Rinehart, When a Man Marries

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