Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bestsellers of 1909.

Over on Abebooks' Reading Copy blog, a look at the bestseller list of 100 years ago, including works by L. Frank Baum, Jack London, John Masefield, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, H. G. Wells, Beatrix Potter, Ernest Shackleton (later the leader of the Antarctic expedition known by its ship's name, Endurance), an ex-Boer War correspondent named Winston S. Churchill, and Mark Twain.

Note the former journalists: Baum, London, Churchill, Twain (Masefield did contribute some pieces to the Manchester Guardian)

(Hat tip to Philobiblos. About the photo: Ernest Shackleton, n.d. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)

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