Bestsellers

Popular Fiction Since 1900
Author: Clive Bloom
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333687420
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 292
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What fiction have British people been reading in the last hundred years? Who are the most popular authors, the most popular books and the most important genres? Such straightforward questions raise intriguing literary, cultural, social and intellectual responses which often require much detective work in the annals of lost literature. This essential guide and reference work is the only available study of all of the bestselling books, authors and genres since the beginning of the twentieth-century, providing an unique insight into over one hundred years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

Bestsellers: Popular Fiction since 1900


Author: C. Bloom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230287492
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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This guide and reference work of all of the bestselling books, authors and genres since the beginning of the 20th century, provides an insight into over 100 years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

Bestsellers

Popular Fiction since 1900
Author: C. Bloom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230583873
Category: Fiction
Page: 425
View: 6778
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This essential guide, now available in a fully updated new edition, is the only available study of all bestselling books, authors and genres since the start of the last century, giving an unique insight into a hundred years of publishing and reading and taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

The Formulas of Popular Fiction

Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels
Author: Anna Faktorovich
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615853
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This book creates a taxonomy for the major bestselling fictional genres: romance (e.g., authors Heyer, Cartland, Woodiwiss and Roberts), religious and inspirational (Corelli and Douglas), mystery and detective (Conan Doyle, Christie and Mankell), and science fiction, horror and fantasy (Wells, Tolkien, Orwell, Niven, King and Rowling). Chapters look at a genre from its roots to its most recent works. The structural patterns in the plot, characters and setting of these genres are then explained. The book also provides a critique of currently popular hyper-formulaic, hack, unliterary writings that have multiplied in recent decades. Special topics such as the publishing oligopoly and the resulting homogeneity among bestselling works and the steady movement from literary to unliterary fiction are also examined.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction


Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438116942
Category: Fiction
Page: 412
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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Poverty in Contemporary Literature

Themes and Figurations on the British Book Market
Author: B. Korte,G. Zipp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137429291
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 149
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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.

The Literary Institution in Portugal Since the Thirties

An Analysis Under Special Consideration of the Publishing Market
Author: Margarida Rendeiro
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783034300506
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Page: 394
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Despite the numerous studies of the politics, economy, culture, and society of the "Estado Novo," the relations established between publishers, authors, and governmental institutions and their contribution to the making of the literary canon are still marginal subjects of analysis. Based on the systems theories developed by Bourdieu, Dubois and Even-Zohar, this study focuses on the cultural production produced during the "Estado Novo" (1933-1974) and after the Revolution (1974-2004), within their political, economic and social framework. The chapters on Jose Saramago and Jose Luis Peixoto show them as examples of literary consecration that confirm the systemic relations in the Portuguese literary field. This research makes use of a survey on habits of purchase of Portuguese fiction, interviews with publishers, original statistical analyses, and takes a new approach to the study of Portuguese literature."

Literary Miscellany

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature
Author: Alex Palmer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080957
Category: Humor
Page: 184
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Literary Miscellany is a breezy tour through the literature oftoday and yesterday, touching on many great classical literaryworks, movements, and trends. But don’t fear that it’s only forintellectuals—there’s plenty here for the contemporary pleasurereader as well. Alex Palmer offers something for everyone, includinganswers to the following questions: What’s the original bestseller? What authors introduced insults as a literary art form? Who burned the first book? Are writers more likely to be depressed than booksellers? How does a book become a movie? When did sex become part of literature? Most people don’t know that the Bible gets credit for plenty oflines that were written by William Shakespeare or John Milton.In Literary Miscellany, learn how this happened. Also examine themore recent concept of “false memoirs,” with a list of who liedabout what. And speaking of villains, was the devil the first badguy in print? Did his appearance lead to the inevitable self-helpbook? Or was that Oprah? This quirky work is filled with entertaining literary trivia fora unique perspective on writers’ lives and inspirations, from thedrinks they imbibed to the books they penned. Delightfully illustrated,it will entertain casual readers and literary buffs alike.

The Bibliotheck

A Journal of Bibliographical Notes and Queries Mainly of Scottish Interest
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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The Fitzrovians

A Portrait of Bohemian Society, 1900-1955
Author: Hugh David
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Artists
Page: 275
View: 6755
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Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925


Author: Martin Hipsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 316
View: 6669
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Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever before or since. Hipsky puts popular romances by Mrs. Humphry Ward, Marie Corelli, the Baroness Orczy, Florence Barclay, Elinor Glyn, Victoria Cross, Ethel Dell, and E. M. Hull into direct relationship with the fiction of Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence, among other modernist greats.

The Economist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commerce
Page: N.A
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Marie Corelli

The Writer and the Woman
Author: T. F. Coates,Warren Bell
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787301866
Category:
Page: 352
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1903 a biographical study of this modern mystic whose works were obviously inspired. Marie Corelli's unique personality has aroused interest and curiosity among all classes.

La novela de quiosco

el eslabón perdido (¿u olvidado?) en la historia cultural y literaria del primer tercio del siglo XX Español. De El Cuento Semanal to La novela Mundial
Author: Maria Lourdes Casas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 273
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A counter-history of crime fiction

supernatural, gothic, sensational
Author: Maurizio Ascari
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230525009
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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This book offers an innovative approach to the history of crime fiction, in order to explore its connections with the gothic, the supernaturanl, the sensational and pseudo-science.

The age of the storytellers

British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950
Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 308
View: 4775
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The years from 1880 to 1950 were the golden age of storytelling. It was an age that coincided with the glory of the popular monthly illustrated magazine, typified by The Strand, which set the standard for popular fiction with the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Rivals and imitators such as Pearson's Magazine, The Windsor, The Royal, Pall Mail, The Idler and many more soon followed. This is the first reference guide to consider these magazines in detail, providing coverage of 144 titles, charting their contribution to and influence upon popular literature.

The Eighteenth-century Novel


Author: Albert J. Rivero,Margo Collins,George Justice,Kit Kincade
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780404646561
Category: English fiction
Page: 645
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Dissecting Stephen King

From the Gothic to Literary Naturalism
Author: Heidi Strengell
Publisher: Popular Pressof Bowling Green State
ISBN: 9780299209704
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
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"Heidi Strengell shows that by tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, Stephen King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in a manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate."--Jacket.

Jack the Ripper

media, culture, history
Author: Alexandra Warwick,Martin Willis
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780719074943
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
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Jack the Ripper: Media, Culture, Historycollects together some of the best academic work on the most important and sensational murder case of the nineteenth century. Leading scholars in the fields of history, media and cultural studies debate the influence of the Whitechapel Murders on race, gender, the press, fiction, film and the city of London. This is the first collection of its kind to take the Whitechapel Murders seriously as a vital ingredient in the creation of modern Britain, and the first collection of essays from diverse fields of scholarship to offer academic analysis of the representations and influence of the Whitechapel Murders on both the nineteenth century and the contemporary world.

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australian literature
Page: N.A
View: 1964
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