Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field

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In this important book, Ken Gelder offers a lively, progressive and comprehensive account of popular fiction as a distinctive literary field. Drawing on a wide range of popular novelists, from Sir Walter Scott and Marie Corelli to Ian Fleming, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King, his book describes for the first time how this field works and what its unique features are. In addition, Gelder provides a critical history of three primary genres - romance, crime fiction and science fiction - and looks at the role of bookshops, ...

Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field 2005, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415356466

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Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field 2004, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415356473

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