It is the purpose of this study to throw some light upon the characters and habits of thought of the American reader at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This thesis will be confined to those novels classified as best sellers by The Bookman in the years 1900-1910.
To classify a novel as a best seller does not mean that it is a great or even a mediocre work judged from an artistic standpoint.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Dane Farnsworth Smith
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Thomas Matthews Pearce
Sullivan, Sister Marie Joan. "Best Sellers in American Fiction During the First Decade of the Twentieth Century." (1943). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/213