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Bestsellers [electronic resource] : a very short introduction / John Sutherland.

Author/Creator:
Sutherland, John, 1938-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (127 p.) : ill.
Series:
Very short introductions ; 170.
Very short introductions ; 170
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Subjects:
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.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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.
Contents:
Definitions
The modern scene
Fields and lists
The American bestseller
The British bestseller
The future of the bestseller : is there one?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-116) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-14936-5
0-19-155048-5
1-4356-1396-1
OCLC:
476240152