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Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Crawford Gribben

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book describes the literary tradition that has produced Left Behind—the best-selling fiction series in the most powerful nation in the history of the world. The Left Behind novels and other ... More


Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Market Conditions

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The emergence of the best-seller — a term coined in the 1890s — is closely tied to the growth of a mass reading public. The publishing format for fiction changed from the three-volume standard priced ... More


Hymns and Heroines: Florence Barclay

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Florence Barclay was in a different category of best-seller, her work being suffused by her strong Evangelical religious feeling. She was the daughter of one Anglican clergyman and wife to another. ... More


The Epic Ego: Hall Caine

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hall Caine is an extraordinary case study in the best-seller genre, not simply because of his boast of having made more money by his pen than any previous author, but because he believed he had ... More


The Demonic Dreamer: Marie Corelli

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Marie Corelli was Hall Caine's jealous rival as best-seller for several decades. Like him, she had an extraordinarily high opinion of herself and believed she had created a literature to last along ... More


Authors at Play: Nat Gould Leads the Field

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Conventional literary histories ignore the extent to which sport has been a source of human drama quite as much as love, politics, war, religion, crime, and adventure. This chapter redresses that ... More


Ownership of Land by Rank or Class of Owner

Scott Eddie

in Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Natural persons owned about four-fifths of the land in large properties in East Elbia, and the Prussian state nearly all the rest, leaving only some 3 or 4 per cent in the hands of other types of ... More


Private Values

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

in An Introduction to Auction Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents the Independent Private Values model, wherein bidders’ values for the object being auctioned off is a function of only their own types. The equilibrium bidding strategies and ... More


Common Value

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

in An Introduction to Auction Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses common value auction models where the value of the object being sold is the same for all players, but is not known at the time of the auction. Two examples are presented to ... More


3 Global Food Balances and Individual Hunger: Three Themes in an Entitlements‐Based Approach

S. M. Ravi Kanbur

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses three themes illuminating the regional element in the link between global food balances and individual hunger. First, for a nation-state in a global setting, it underlines the ... More


America

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the history of Schuon’s Maryamiyya (formerly the Alawiyya), covering events from the 1970s to Schuon’s death in 1998. It considers the spread of the Maryamiyya, its involvement ... More


Conclusion

Claire Holleran

in Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This concluding chapter provides a synthesis of the discussions presented in the preceding chapters. It emphasises the diversity of the retail trade in Rome and the central role it played in both the ... More


Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Women, the Farm, and the Best-seller

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which women’s rural fiction was heavily implicated in conversations about the encroachment of middlebrow culture, and discusses the remarkable popularity of ... More


Best-Sellers and Steady Sellers I: the Sample and its main categories

Ian Green

in Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208600
eISBN:
9780191678097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208600.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter is based on a sample of over 700 religious works first published between 1530 and 1700, which appear to have passed through at least five editions in thirty years. It discusses the ... More


Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Domenic Vitiello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sellers brothers, Samuel and George, came to North America in 1682 as part of the Quaker migration to William Penn's new province on the shores of the Delaware River. Across more than two ... More


Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Victoria Kelley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706
Subject:
History, Economic History

Cheap Street tells the history of London’s street markets and of the people who bought and sold there. From the 1850s anything that could be bought in a shop in London could also be bought in the ... More


Forward: The Legacy of Virginia Woolf

Megan Branch

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the “Inspired by Woolf” panel held in June 2009 as part of the nineteenth annual Virginia Woolf conference. It also provides a transcript of the panel. Three women sat on the ... More


Looking, Literacy, and the Printshop Window

David Francis Taylor

in The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the satirical print. The single-sheet satirical print was fundamentally a social form; it was designed to be seen, enjoyed, and lingered over by the group far more than the ... More


Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Emily Satterwhite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book demonstrates the value of using fan mail and online customer reviews to determine what meanings readers made of popular fictions set in Appalachia. Employing the methodological innovation ... More


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