1952 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1952 Books & Bestsellers

1952 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
2. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
4. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
5. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes
6. Giant by Edna Ferber
7. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
8. The Gown of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
9. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby
10. The Houses in Between by Howard Spring

1952 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version
2. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall
3. U.S.A. Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer
4. The Sea Around Us by Rachel L. Carson
5. Tallulah by Tallulah Bankhead
6. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
7. This I Believe, Edward R. Murrow, edited by Edward P. Morgan
8. This Is Ike, edited by Wilson Hicks
9. Witness by Whittaker Chambers
10. Mr. President by William Hillman

1952 Notable Literature

The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich
Vermeer by Lawrence Gowing
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

1952 Book of the Month Club Selections

Jefferson Selleck by Carl Jonas
Mittee by Daphne Rooke
Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams
Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Duveen by S.N. Behrman
The Houses in Between by Howard Spring
Witness by Whittaker Chambers
Matador by Barnaby Conrad
The Exploration of Space by Arthur C. Clarke
Journey to the Far Pacific by Thomas E. Dewey
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Sinner of Saint Ambrose by Robert Raynolds
You, the Jury by Mary Borden
Giant by Edna Ferber
The Big Change by Frederick Lewis Allen
Hunter by J.A. Hunter
The Magic Lantern by Robert Carson
1952 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1952, according to GoodReads
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