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Bestsellers : popular fiction since 1900

Author: Clive Bloom; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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What fiction have we been reading in the last hundred years? Who are the most popular authors and what are 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. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes a new introduction which  Read more...
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Bloom, Clive.
Bestsellers.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008
(DLC) 2008029955
(OCoLC)234073778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Bloom; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230583870 0230583873
OCLC Number: 314769602
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 425 pages)
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Origins, Problems and Philosophy of the Bestseller --
How the British Read --
Genre: History and Form --
Literature for Children --
Further Thoughts on Literature for Children --
Bestselling Authors Since 1900 --
Appendices --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Clive Bloom.

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