By John Sutherland
Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Blue Lagoon. Portnoy's grievance. The Da Vinci Code. For the final century, the tastes and personal tastes of the typical reader were mirrored within the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very brief Introduction takes an attractive glance through the lists to bare what now we have been reading--and why. John Sutherland exhibits that bestseller lists computer screen one of many most powerful pulses in sleek literature and are for that reason helpful of great examine. Exploring the connection among bestsellers and the models, ideologies, and cultural issues of the day, the e-book contains brief case-studies and energetic summaries of bestsellers over the years: from In His Steps--now nearly absolutely forgotten, however the largest all-time bestseller among 1895 and 1945--to Gone with the Wind, The Andromeda Strain, and The Da Vinci Code. Discussing either vintage and modern novels, along a few unbelievable titles and long-forgotten names. Sutherland lifts the lid at the bestseller undefined, revealing what makes a publication right into a bestseller and what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction.
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