Encyclopedia of American popular fiction /

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Main Author: Hamilton, Geoff.
Other Authors: Jones, Brian, 1959-
Format: Book
Published:New York, NY : Facts on File, [2009]
Series:Literary movements.
Facts on File library of American literature.
Online Access:Table of contents only 
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Main Author:Hamilton, Geoff.

Vivid characters and first-rate storytelling are the hallmarks of good popular fiction. ""Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction"" is a new A-to-Z resource that covers those contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more 'literary' guides. Written by literary scholars, this invaluable resource provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction. The coverage includes: Tom Clancy, ""The Da Vinci Code"", John Grisham, ""The 'Left Behind' books"", Elmore Leonard, James Patterson, ""The Silence of the Lambs"", Nicholas Sparks, and more.

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Physical Description:vi, 405 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-391) and index.
ISBN:9780816071579 hardcover alkaline paper
0816071578 hardcover alkaline paper
Author Notes:

Geoff Hamilton received his Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Toronto and was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia. His primary research interest is contemporary North American literature. Brian Jones studied literature, philosophy, and education at Queen's University and did his graduate work in Philosophy of Culture at Cambridge University.

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