Best-selling Books of the 1920′s

A list of the #1 best-selling books from 1920 to 1929 according to Publisher’s Weekly magazine (post provided originally by

  • The Man of the Forest by Zane Grey (1920)
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis in (1921)
  • If Winter Comes by A. S. M. Hutchison (1922)
  • Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton (1923)
  • So Big by Edna Ferber (1924)
  • Soundings by A. Hamilton Gibbs (1925)
  • The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine (1926)
  • Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder ( 1928 )
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque ( 1929 )

Only one Sinclair Lewis achieve #1 status twice during the decade (in 1921 and 1927).


1920s Couture: Chanel and Lanvin


1920’s Glass

Spirit of the Wind Hood Ornament debuted on a 1928 Minerva automobile (René Lalique, 1928) Recreations of antique hand-blown wine bottles used in the 1920’s made by Restoration Hardware 1920’s Art Deco Chandelier (Recreation) Art Deco Silvered Lamps (Christies)

Modern Flapper

Brydferth rosette featured on Style Me Pretty blog.