Golden multitudes; the story of best sellers in the United States.


New York, Macmillan Co., 1947.

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Subjects Best sellers -- United States.
Books and reading -- United States.
Description xii, 357 p. 25 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents "Vox Pop" -- What is a best seller? -- Religion and sensation in colonial times -- A note on book publishing in the American colonies -- For childhood and youth -- Seduction and tears -- The pensive poets -- Politics and literature in the revolutionary era -- Shakespeare: American best seller -- Fireside history and biography: eighteenth century style -- The wizard of the North and the American "game" -- Irving and Cooper -- "The great revolution in publishing" -- Dickens and the pirates -- History for the million, 1830-1870 -- The fertile vineyard -- The muse in the marketplace -- "This Iliad of the Blacks" -- American fiction of the fifties -- A dozen English novels of the mid-century -- Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth -- Sentiment and sensation in the sixties and seventies -- The cheap "libraries" of 1875-1893 -- For the young in heart -- Crusaders four -- Ideas in the eighties -- Literary fevers of the nineties -- In his steps: the myth of thirty millions -- "Human nature in some folks" -- The monthly lists -- The romantic parade -- The family novel in the new century -- Children's books again -- Harold Bell Wright -- The great open spaces -- The First World War and after -- Sub-rosa -- Giants of the thirties -- The case of the best seller mystery -- The new era in book publishing -- War-born -- Books of the new era -- Is there a best seller formula? -- What makes a best seller sell? -- A postscript on Bibles, schoolbooks, etc. -- Appendix A: Over-all best sellers in the United States -- Appendix B: Better sellers -- Appendix C: Annual best sellers in the book stores.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00580425
(OCoLC)580425
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