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Author Sutherland, John, 1938-

Title Bestsellers : a very short introduction / John Sutherland
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations
Series Very short introductions ; 170
Very short introductions ; 170
Contents Definitions -- The modern scene -- Fields and lists -- The American bestseller -- The British bestseller -- The future of the bestseller : is there one?
Summary For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists. John Sutherland takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-116) and index
Notes 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. MiAaHDL
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Subject American fiction -- History and criticism.
Best sellers -- Great Britain -- History.
Best sellers -- United States -- History.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007030686
ISBN 0191550485 (electronic bk.)
0199214891 (Paper)
9780191550485 (electronic bk.)
9780199214891 (Paper)