1934 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1934 Books & Bestsellers

1934 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen
2. Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
3. So Red the Rose by Stark Young
4. Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
5. Within This Present by Margaret Ayer Barnes
6. Work of Art by Sinclair Lewis
7. Private Worlds by Phyllis Bottome
8. Mary Peters by Mary Ellen Chase
9. Oil for the Lamps of China by Alice Tisdale Hobart
10. Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen

1934 Non-Fiction Books

1. While Rome Burns by Alexander Woollcott
2. Life Begins at Forty by Walter B. Pitkin
3. Nijinsky by Romola Nijinsky
4. 100,000 Guinea Pigs by Arthur Kallet and F.J. Schlink
5. The Native’s Return by Louis Adamic
6. Stars Fell on Alabama by Carl Carmer
7. Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming
8. Forty-Two Years in the White House by Ike Hoover
9. You Must Relax by Edmund Jacobson
10. The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens

1934 Notable Literature

I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Art as Experience by John Dewey
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
Patterns of Culture by Ruth Benedict
Exile’s Return by Malcolm Cowley
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
After Strange Gods by T.S. Eliot
The Robber Barons by Matthew Jacobson
Mind, Self, and Society by George Herbert Mead

1934 Book of the Month Club Selections

Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming
The Native’s Return by Louis Adamic
The Robber Barons by Matthew Josephson
Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dineson
Merchants of Death by H.C. Engelbrecht and F. C. Hanighen
Seven Famous Novels by H.G. Wells
Years are So Long by Josephine Lawrence
Matador by Marguerite Steen
Holy Deadlock by A.P. Herbert
Black God by Doris Manners-Sutton
The Challenge to Liberty by Herbert Hoover
New Frontiers by Henry Wallace
An Experiment in Autobiography by H.G. Wells
The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werful
1934 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1934, according to GoodReads
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