The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 1950

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This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 1950.[1] Henry Morton Robinson's The Cardinal dominated the list for 24 weeks and Ernest Hemingway had his only Number 1 bestseller that year.[2]

Though critically panned, Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway spent 7 weeks atop the NYT fiction bestseller's list in 1950
Date Book Author
January 1 The Egyptian Mika Waltari
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19 The Parasites Daphne du Maurier
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26 The Wall John Hersey
April 2
April 9
April 16
April 23
April 30 The Cardinal Henry Morton Robinson
May 7
May 14
May 21
May 28
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25
July 2
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15 Across the River and into the Trees Ernest Hemingway
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26
December 3 The Disenchanted Budd Schulberg
December 10
December 17
December 24
December 31
  1. ^ Adult New York Times Best Seller Lists for 1950. [1]
  2. ^ John Bear, The #1 New York Times Best Seller: intriguing facts about the 484 books that have been #1 New York Times bestsellers since the first list, 50 years ago, Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1992, pp. 43-47