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Best selling religious fiction, 1900-1953

Title: Best selling religious fiction, 1900-1953.
Name(s): Wildner, Gertrude Phillips, author
Clapp, Robert George, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1955
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (ii, 50 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "In recent years the writer has noted from time to time the recurrence on best seller lists of titles that could be called, because of the setting, characterization, and problems, religious fiction. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the titles of religious fiction for the period 1900-1953 with view to determining how many such novels achieved best seller status; of ascertaining what types have been widely read; and with view of determining what in the minds of authors and reviewers was the need served and the reason for their popularity. No attempt will be made to show that these books ought to be read, that they are outstanding literature, or that they will necessarily live--the aim is to show that the religious novel is a force that cannot be ignored in the study of fiction and current trends in writing"--Introduction.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akd9132 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 48-50).
Note(s): Typescript.
"May, 1955."
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Robert G. Clapp, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): Religious fiction -- History and criticism -- 20th century
Best sellers -- Evaluation
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