9781441172013

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

  • ISBN 13:

    9781441172013

  • ISBN 10:

    1441172017

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/12/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including:

Science Fiction
Crime Writing
Romance and Chick Lit
Adventure Stories and Lad Lit
Horror
Graphic Novels
Children's Literature

Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

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