The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1934

By February 22, 2019 Discussion and Recommendations

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, covering each year at a time and we’re well into the 1930s now. Today we’re documenting the ten bestselling books of 1934, and what you were reading instead.

1934 was the year that brought us Flash Gordon, more from Nazi Germany, and the Gothenburg prize for both Kipling and Yeats.

So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1934 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

Anthony Adverse – Hervey Allen

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Lamb in his Bosom – Caroline Miller

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So Red the Rose – Stark Young

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Goodbye, Mr Chips – James Hilton

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Within This Present – Margaret Ayers Barnes

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Work of Art – Sinclair Lewis

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Private Worlds – Phyllis Bottome

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Mary Peters – Mary Ellen Chase

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Oil for the Lamps of China – Alice Tisdale Hobart

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Seven Gothic Tales – Isak Dinesen

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1934 also saw the release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s,  Tender is the Night, and Robert Graves’, I, Claudius both of which have stood the test of time much better than the top ten of this year.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 1935, coming soon!

If you’d like to see all the lists so far, try this search 

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