Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Popular Fiction by Ken Gelder

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, fanzines and prozines in the distribution and evaluation of popular fiction. Finally, he examines five bestselling popular novelists in detail - John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, Jackie Collins and J. R. R. Tolkien - to see how popular fiction is used, discussed and identified in contemporary culture.

Buy Popular Fiction by Ken Gelder from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415356466
ISBN-10: 0415356466
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Popular Fiction by Ken Gelder

Book Reviews - Popular Fiction by Ken Gelder

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Popular Fiction book by Ken Gelder and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder is a Reader in English at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (Routledge 1994) and, with Jane M. Jacobs, Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (Melbourne University Press, 1998). He is co-editor of The Subcultures Reader (1997) and editor of The Horror Reader (2000), both published by Routledge.

Books By Ken Gelder

Colonial Journals by Ken Gelder
Paperback, May 2014
$40.50
New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder
Paperback, November 2012
$40.46
Anthology Of Colonial Aust Adventure Fiction by Ken Gelder
Paperback, August 2011
$35.99
After the Celebration by Ken Gelder
Paperback, January 2009
$26.99