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American Fiction Bestsellers 1970-1979

Bestsellers by Tolkien, Stephen King, Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, Agatha Christie, John le Carré. Adventure, romance, espionage drama, horror & fantasy. This list uses a bestseller table in "The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times" by Daniel S. Burt (2004). If a book appeared twice on the bestseller table, I substituted a film version or a book sequel (though obviously the rank refers to the original book).
Click on the link to see the bestsellers from 1980-1989. You can also try companion challenges for the 1970's at "https://www.listchallenges.com/the-chronology-of-american-literature-70-79" & "www.listchallenges.com/experience-the-1970s-through-nonfiction".
For reference, each block of 10 books shows the bestsellers for a particular year in descending rank order, as below:.
1970: 01-10
1971: 11-20
1972: 21-30
1973: 31-40
1974: 41-50
1975: 51-60
1976: 61-70
1977: 71-80
1978: 81-90
1979: 91-100
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
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Islands in the Stream (Ernest Hemingway)
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The Crystal Cave (Mary Stewart)
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Great Lion of God
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Qb Vii (Leon Uris)
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The Secret Woman (Victoria Holt)
The Secret Woman (Victoria Holt)
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Travels With My Aunt (Graham Green)
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Rich Man, Poor Man
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The Exorcist
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The Passions of the Mind (Austria)
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The Day of the Jackal
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The Betsy (Harold Robbins)
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
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The Odessa File
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The Day of the Jackal (Film Version)
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The Winds of War (Film Version)
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Captains and the Kings (Taylor Caldwell)
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Film Version)
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The Odessa File (Film Version)
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