Bestsellers (Routledge Revivals): Popular Fiction of the by John Sutherland

By John Sutherland

First released in 1981, this ebook bargains a research of British and American well known fiction within the Seventies, a decade during which the hunt for the superseller got here to dominate the lives of publishers on either side of the Atlantic. Illustrated by way of examples of the lurid incidents that catapult such a lot of books into the bestseller charts, this accomplished learn covers the paintings of Robbins, Hailey and Maclean, the 'bodice rippers', the catastrophe craze, horror, conflict tales and media tie-ins reminiscent of The Godfather, Jaws and Star Wars.

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