Passion's Fortune The Story of Mills & Boon

Passion's Fortune

Uitgever: Oxford University Press

  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780198204558
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • oktober 1999
  • 352 pagina's
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Samenvatting

This is the first history of Mills & Boon, the British publishing phenomenon which has become a household name, synonymous with romantic fiction. On the firm's 90th anniversary, Joseph McAleer has written the first history of Mills & Boon, drawing upon a long-lost archive of over 50,000 letters which reveal the intricate relationship between editorial policy, social attitudes, and sales. McAleer examines the dictates of the Mills & Boon formula and demonstrates how novels were 'Managed' by the firm to ensure maximum sales and to nurture a cadre of loyal readers in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth. The result is a cultural phenomenon whose 'product' reflected the attitudes and morals of the age while offering women an addictive escape from everyday life. It's a fascinating read for anyone who's ever wondered about writing a Mills & Boon, or wants to understand the story behind one of the most successful British firms of the twentieth century.

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a hefty and scrupulous footnoted historical volume detailing the every move of the publishing company during the first century of its existence. * Deborah Orr, The Independent, 3/11/99 * hugely entertaining history of the firm. * D J Taylor, Guardian 6/11/99 * not only an unofficial history of English cultural fashion from the Great War to the death of Princess Diana, but also an absorbing and well researched account of a successful publisher as far removed from the self-regarding world of 'literary London' as it is possible to imagine ... exemplary study. * Robert McCrum, The Observer 31/10/99 * Passion's Fortune treads a nice line between readability and scholarship. Joseph McAleer has found a rich vein and mined it profitably to give us a good book about bad books. * John Sutherland, TLS * McAleer sets his tone as earnest but not unamused. * John Sutherland, TLS *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
1999-10-28
Aantal pagina's
352 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Joseph Mcaleer Joe McAleer
Co-auteur
Joe McAleer
Uitgever
Oxford University Press

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9780198204558

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1999-10-28
Subtitel
The Story of Mills & Boon
Thema Qualifier Code
3MP
Thema Subject Code
JBCT

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