The Most Popular Books 100 Years Ago
May 17 2023
While Colleen Hoover and Emily Henry’s romances dominate the best-selling books of 2023, that wasn’t always the case. Join Fable as we explore the most popular books 100 years ago and see if any of these titles still catch our attention today! The year is 1923, and folks are dancing, drinking champagne, and reading these books. Let’s see who caught their attention!A 1922 novel by American novelist Gertrude Atherton. The story centers on the relationship between thirty-four-year-old columnist Lee Clavering and Mary Zattiany, a 58-year-old woman who, through modern science, has regained her youth. The story takes place within New York’s high society, and there is much criticism of the older and younger generations in the 1920s. The older generation is argued to be unreasonably caught up in convention, while the younger generation is shown as too eager to flout their straying from those same conventions.