Bestsellers by Harper Lee, Salinger, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Du Maurier, Mario Puzo, Michael Crichton & John le Carré. Adventure, lust & romance, crime and espionage and war dramas, Southern Gothic & fantasy. Even a translation of Winnie the Pooh into Latin!
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). 4 books appeared twice in the bestseller list: (Franny and Zooey, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Herzog & Christy).I have simply duplicated their icon in the rankings, so easy points for those who have read any of these books!
Click on the link to see the fiction bestsellers from 1970-1979.
For reference, each block of 10 books shows the bestsellers for a particular year in descending rank order, as below:.