Journals Higher Education

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Published: 25 October 2007

144 Pages | 10 halftones

174x111mm

ISBN: 9780199214891


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Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

John Sutherland

Very Short Introductions

  • John Sutherland argues that bestseller lists monitor one of the strongest pulses in modern literature and are therefore worthy of serious study.
  • Asks what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction, why some critically-acclaimed novels never make it, and examines what bestsellers reveal about both literary culture and society.
  • Lifts the lid on the 'bestseller industry', and examines what makes a book into a bestseller.
  • Includes lively summaries of bestsellers over the years - including both classic and contemporary novels, alongside some surprising titles and long-forgotten names.
  • <i>Gone with the Wind</i>, <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover</i>, <i>The Blue Lagoon</i>, <i>Portnoy's Complaint</i> and <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> - these are just some of the bestselling titles that Sutherland discusses.
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