Best-selling Books from a Century Ago

atkins-bookshelf-literatureYou can easily judge a culture by its literature. If we look at today’s bestselling books, it’s a very revealing into the mindset of the modern person. What are people thinking about and talking about? But what if we turned the clock back 100 years? What were the bestselling books of a century ago? That was the inspiration for the editors of Fine Books & Collections. Here are the bestselling books of 1915. What does it say about their culture?

1. The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington
2. A Far Country by Winston Churchill
3. Michael O’Halloran by Gene Stratton-Porter
4. Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor Porter
5. K by Mary Rinehart
6. Jaffrey by William Locke
7. Felix O’Day by F. Hopkinson
8. The Harbor by Ernest Poole
9. The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey
10. Angela’s Business by Henry Harrison

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For further reading: http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2016/01/the-bestselling-books-of-1915-part-1.phtml

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