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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9780815320616 | Routledge, September 1, 1995, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: First published in 1995.

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9781138980037 | Routledge, April 27, 2016, cover price $47.95

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Product Description: Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions – they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels. Questions immediately follow: What do I mean when I say a book is "good"? Why do contemporary novels like these, conversations like these, matter to professors of literature? Shouldn't they be spending their time re-reading The Great Gatsby? The Ulysses Delusion confronts these questions and answers their call for more engaged conversations about books...read more

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9781137553621 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 25, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go.

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Product Description: Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain...read more
By Janet G. Casey (editor)

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9781609383732 | Univ of Iowa Pr, November 15, 2015, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect.
9780534359270, titled "Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory" | 10th edition (Brooks/Cole Pub Co, April 1, 1999), cover price $88.00 | also contains Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory | About this edition: The lab manual includes 19 exercises, six study aids, and 28 experiments.

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Product Description: During the Cold War, many popular American novels were labelled "middlebrow," leading to a general belief that these texts held less intellectual merit. Perrin debunks these unfair assumptions through works by James Michener, Harper Lee, and Leon Uris, arguing that such writers made a major contribution to the tradition of American literature...read more

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9781137541307, titled "The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form 1945–75" | Palgrave Macmillan, August 4, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: During the Cold War, many popular American novels were labelled "middlebrow," leading to a general belief that these texts held less intellectual merit.

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Product Description: Based on extensive interviews, fan letters, and archival materials, Unbuttoning America explains how a real-life patricide in a small New England village circulated over time and became a bestselling novel, a film, and a television series...read more

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9780801453649, titled "Unbuttoning America: A Biography of "Peyton Place"" | Cornell Univ Pr, May 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Published in 1956, Peyton Place became a bestseller and a literary phenomenon.
9780405100338, titled "Die Universitats-Selbstwerwaltung: Ihre Geschichte Und Gegenwartige Rechtsform" | Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1977, cover price $25.95 | also contains Die Universitats-Selbstwerwaltung: Ihre Geschichte Und Gegenwartige Rechtsform

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9781481528306 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 15, 2015), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Based on extensive interviews, fan letters, and archival materials, Unbuttoning America explains how a real-life patricide in a small New England village circulated over time and became a bestselling novel, a film, and a television series.

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Product Description: Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century--including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park--this book examines the crucial issues the U...read more

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9780786474509 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 22, 2013, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century--including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park--this book examines the crucial issues the U.

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Product Description: What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined? Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of the key texts that have shaped the American imagination since the nation's founding...read more
By Thomas Ruys Smith (editor)

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9781441150684 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 2, 2012, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers?

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9781441162168 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 2, 2012, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers?

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Product Description: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE  What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows...read more

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9780812970951 | Random House Inc, April 10, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE  What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common?

A person who reads a book for self-improvement rather than aesthetic pleasure is OC reading up.OCOa"Reading Up"ais Amy Blair's engaging study of popular literary critics who promoted reading generally and specific books as vehicles for acquiring cultural competence and economic mobility. Combining methodologies from the history of the book and the history of reading, to mass-cultural studies, reader-response criticism, reception studies, and formalist literary analysis, Blair shows how such critics influenced the choices of striving readers and popularized some elite writers.Framed by an analysis of Hamilton Wright Mabie's role promoting the concept of OC reading upOCO during his ten-year stint as the cultivator of literary taste for the highly populara"Ladies' Home Journal," a"Reading Up"areveals how readers flocked to literary works that they would be expected to dislike. Blair shows that while readers could be led to certain books by a trusted adviser, they frequently followed their own path in interpreting them in unexpected ways.

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9781439906675 | Temple Univ Pr, November 18, 2011, cover price $79.50 | About this edition: A person who reads a book for self-improvement rather than aesthetic pleasure is OC reading up.

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9781439906682 | Temple Univ Pr, November 18, 2011, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our knowledge of our most important literary period, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen's American Renaissance...read more

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9780394544489 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1988, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Analyses American literature from the first half of the nineteenth century, including many lesser known works, and discusses writings of various geographical regions and both sexes

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9780199782840 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, June 29, 2011), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature.
9780674065659 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, October 1, 1989), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Analyses American literature from the first half of the nineteenth century, including many lesser known works, and discusses writings of various geographical regions and both sexes

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Product Description: In the three decades after 1885, a virtual explosion in the nation’s print media—newspaper tabloids, inexpensive magazines, and best-selling books—vaulted the American writer to unprecedented heights of cultural and political influence...read more

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9780820336985 | Univ of Georgia Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In the three decades after 1885, a virtual explosion in the nation’s print media—newspaper tabloids, inexpensive magazines, and best-selling books—vaulted the American writer to unprecedented heights of cultural and political influence.
9780820309408 | Univ of Georgia Pr, April 1, 1987, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In the three decades after 1885, a virtual explosion in the nation’s print media―newspaper tabloids, inexpensive magazines, and best-selling books―vaulted the American writer to unprecedented heights of cultural and political influence.

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Product Description: Late nineteenth-century America saw an explosion in mass culture—from sensationalist tabloid newspapers to amusement parks to Wild West shows. Historians and critics have traditionally observed the advent of mass culture as undermining literature's central role in the public sphere...read more

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9780812241747 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, May 19, 2009, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Late nineteenth-century America saw an explosion in mass culture—from sensationalist tabloid newspapers to amusement parks to Wild West shows.

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Product Description: The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance examines the response of American leftist writers of the 1930s to the rise of mass culture, and to the continued propagation of the values of consumerism during the Depression. Rita Barnard traces in the work of Kenneth Fearing and Nathanael West theoretical positions associated with the Frankfurt School (especially Walter Benjamin) and with contemporary theorists of postmodernism...read more

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9780521450348 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1995, cover price $109.99 | About this edition: The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance examines the response of American leftist writers of the 1930s to the rise of mass culture, and to the continued propagation of the values of consumerism during the Depression.

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9780521102223 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 9, 2009), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance examines the response of American leftist writers of the 1930s to the rise of mass culture, and to the continued propagation of the values of consumerism during the Depression.

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Product Description: Despite his often-unacknowledged influence, academics, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read Leslie Fiedler’s work and draw on its concepts. He inspired both reverence (Leonard Cohen penned: "leaning over the American moonlight / like the shyest gargoyle / who will not become angry or old") and rage (Saul Bellow called him "the worst fucking thing that ever happened to American literature")...read more

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9781593761882 | Counterpoint, April 1, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture.

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9781593762667 | Soft Skull Pr, February 1, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Despite his often-unacknowledged influence, academics, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read Leslie Fiedler’s work and draw on its concepts.

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Product Description: Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Blue Lagoon. Portnoy's Complaint. The Da Vinci Code. For the last century, the tastes and preferences of the common reader have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading--and why...read more

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9780199214891 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 3, 2007, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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Product Description: Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers-The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro. They were the original super guys, godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Superman, Batman and James Bond...read more

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9781580421843 | Revised edition (Cardoza Pub, April 3, 2007), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers-The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro.

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Product Description: In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation. For Rush, irrepressible human sentiments all but guaranteed that public punishments would turn spectators against the institutions responsible for the punishments...read more

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9781591024033 | Prometheus Books, April 4, 2006, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation.

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Product Description: Frequently identified as sensational literature filled with violent characters, intricately woven plots, changing identities and confusion between issues of right and wrong, many considered the Dime Novel guilty of sending serious and improper messages to the day's impressionable youth...read more

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9780786418435 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, November 30, 2004, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Frequently identified as sensational literature filled with violent characters, intricately woven plots, changing identities and confusion between issues of right and wrong, many considered the Dime Novel guilty of sending serious and improper messages to the day's impressionable youth.

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Product Description: Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers. The Shadow. Tarzan. Doc Savage. Captain Future. The Spider. Zorro. They were the original super guys-godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Supewrman, Batman and James Bond...read more

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9780809548903 | Borgo Pr, June 1, 1995, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers-The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro.

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9780889628120 | Subsequent edition (Mosaic Pr, February 1, 2004), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers.
9780889625853 | Mosaic Pr, December 1, 1995, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Critics often define the modernist period as the dichotomy between the high culture of edgy literary experimentation and the low culture of dime store novels, gritty detective stories, and other genre fiction, dismissing the significant group of American women writers who negotiated the delicate balance between critical and commercial success...read more
By Lisa Botshon (editor) and Meredith Goldsmith (editor)

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9781555535575 | Northeastern Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Critics often define the modernist period as the dichotomy between the high culture of edgy literary experimentation and the low culture of dime store novels, gritty detective stories, and other genre fiction, dismissing the significant group of American women writers who negotiated the delicate balance between critical and commercial success.

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9781555535568 | Northeastern Univ Pr, May 22, 2003, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Critics often define the modernist period as the dichotomy between the high culture of edgy literary experimentation and the low culture of dime store novels, gritty detective stories, and other genre fiction, dismissing the significant group of American women writers who negotiated the delicate balance between critical and commercial success.

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Product Description: The Trash Phenomenon looks at how writers of the late twentieth century not only have integrated the events, artifacts, and theories of popular culture into their works but also have used those works as windows into popular culture's role in the process of nation building...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780820324845 | Univ of Georgia Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: The Trash Phenomenon looks at how writers of the late twentieth century not only have integrated the events, artifacts, and theories of popular culture into their works but also have used those works as windows into popular culture's role in the process of nation building.

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9780820325217 | Univ of Georgia Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: This innovative cultural history investigates an intriguing, thrilling, and often lurid assortment of sensational literature that was extremely popular in the United States in 1848--including dime novels, cheap story paper literature, and journalism for working-class Americans...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780520223141 | Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This innovative cultural history investigates an intriguing, thrilling, and often lurid assortment of sensational literature that was extremely popular in the United States in 1848--including dime novels, cheap story paper literature, and journalism for working-class Americans.

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9780520229457 | Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: This innovative cultural history investigates an intriguing, thrilling, and often lurid assortment of sensational literature that was extremely popular in the United States in 1848--including dime novels, cheap story paper literature, and journalism for working-class Americans.

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Using the annual hardcover best seller lists from 'The Bookman' and then 'Publishers Weekly,' examines twentieth-century American social, cultural, and historical trends through the lens of popular literature. (view table of contents)

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9780760725597 | Silver Lining Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Using the annual hardcover best seller lists from 'The Bookman' and then 'Publishers Weekly,' examines twentieth-century American social, cultural, and historical trends through the lens of popular literature.

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Product Description: From homicidal homos to locked-up lesbians, and almost every sexually dangerous combination in between, Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback is the first complete expose of queer sexuality in mid-twentieth century paperbacks...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780811830201 | Chronicle Books Llc, August 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: From homicidal homos to locked-up lesbians, and almost every sexually dangerous combination in between, Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback is the first complete expose of queer sexuality in mid-twentieth century paperbacks.

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