"We shall not busy ourselves with what men ought to have admired, what they ought to have written, what they ought to have thought, but with what they did think, write, admire."
-- A History of Criticism, George Saintsbury (cribbed from Alice Hackett, 70 Years of Best Sellers)
Bestseller Lists by Decade
- An interview describing this class (from the MLA's radio show "What's the Word"), downloadable in in MP3 format (7.3 MB)
- An exhibition on bestselling American fiction curated in 2002 by Linda Clendenning and John Unsworth, abbreviated and refreshed in 2013 by Melinda Baumann, Hoke Perkins, Mercy Quintos Procaccini, Melissa Ragain, and John Unsworth.
- ... and just for fun: An oral history of the making of Naked Came the Stranger
- Credits & Acknowledgments