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John Grisham : a critical companion

Author: Mary Beth Pringle
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With his seven legal thrillers, all published since 1989, John Grisham has won a huge following of readers and set a standard few contributors to the genre can match. Because of the success of his novels, the legal thriller is the most popular genre in American fiction today. In this study, Pringle explains how Grisham's legal thriller evolved from the thriller tradition and borrowed from the heroic romance novel,  Read more...
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Pringle, Mary Beth, 1943-
John Grisham.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
(DLC) 96035026
(OCoLC)35280625
Named Person: John Grisham
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beth Pringle
ISBN: 0313008248 9780313008245 0313296375 9780313296376
OCLC Number: 51925420
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 139 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Series Foreword; 1. The Life of John Grisham; 2. John Grisham and the Legal Thriller; 3. A Time to Kill (1989); 4. The Firm (1991); 5. The Pelican Brief (1992); 6. The Client (1993); 7. The Chamber (1994); 8. The Rainmaker (1995); 9. The Runaway Jury (1996); Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Mary Beth Pringle.

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With his seven legal thrillers, all published since 1989, John Grisham has won a huge following of readers and set a standard few contributors to the genre can match. Because of the success of his novels, the legal thriller is the most popular genre in American fiction today. In this study, Pringle explains how Grisham's legal thriller evolved from the thriller tradition and borrowed from the heroic romance novel, gothic novel, crime novel, and detective fiction. She shows how his novels examine contemporary social and legal problems that do not have simple solutions--ecology, ethnic relations.

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