1917 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1917 Books & Bestsellers

1917 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H.G. Wells
2. The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller
3. The Red Planet by William J. Locke
4. The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
5. Wildfire by Zane Grey
6. Christine by Alice Cholmondeley
7. In the Wilderness by Robert S. Hichens
8. His Family by Ernest Poole
9. The Definite Object by Jeffrey Farnol
10. The Hundredth Chance by Ethel M. Dell

1917 Non-Fiction Books

1. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service
2. The Plattsburg Manual by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
3. Raymond by Sir Oliver Lodge
4. Poems of Alan Seeger by Alan Seeger
5. God the Invisible King by H.G. Wells
6. Laugh and Live by Douglas Fairbanks
7. Better Meals for Less Money by Mary Green

1917 War Non-Fiction

1. The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
2. My Home in the Field of Honor by Frances W. Huard
3. A Student in Arms by Donald Hankey
4. Over the Top by Arthur Guy Empey
5. Carry On by Coningsby Dawson
6. Getting Together by Ian Hay
7. My Second Year of the War by Frederick Palmer
8. The Land of Deepening Shadow by D. Thomas Curtin
9. Italy, France and Britain at War by H.G. Wells
10. The Worn Doorstep by Margaret Sherwood

1917 Notable Literature

A Book of Prefaces by H.L. Mencken
Social Rule by Elsie Clewes Parsons
Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
On Growth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thomas
A Theology for the Social Gospel by Walter Rauschenbusch
1917 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1917, according to GoodReads
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