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5 edition of Classic cult fiction found in the catalog.

Classic cult fiction

a companion to popular cult literature

by Thomas R. Whissen

  • 170 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Greenwod Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- History and criticism.,
  • Romanticism.,
  • Popular literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Authors and readers.,
  • Reader-response criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index.

    StatementThomas Reed Whissen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3340 .W48 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxviii, 319 p. ;
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1546438M
    ISBN 10031326550X
    LC Control Number91025723

      The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. Classic Cult Fiction is a history, analysis, and reference guide to books that have become bibles to generations of Europeans and Americans over the past two hundred years. Though canon formation is an awesome prospect, sure to lead to challenges by scholars and readers alike, author Thomas Whissen fearlessly identifies the top fifty classic.

      Alcott’s Little Women is one of the earliest books to have all the features of young adult fiction: a focus on youthful characters and their struggles, a story that presents an idyllic starting point that becomes complicated by adult concerns, and a realistic approach to the concerns of youth. B&N Exclusives Baby Boutique Boxed Sets Graphic Novels for Young Readers Kids' Classics Kids' Book Awards Personalized Books STEAM/STEM Books & Toys Summer Reading Trend Shop Age Groups 0 - 2 Years 3 - 5 Years 6 - 8 Years 9 - 12 Years.

    A bookstore specialising in new, quality fiction and non-fiction based in West End, Brisbane, Australia.   Answer: Actually a great deal. They are classics of cult fiction and share many attributes. Cult fiction is a reader-created genre. A cult book can appear within any type of literary genre--for instance, romance, mystery, science fiction--but will achieve cult status only on the basis of reader response/5(15).


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