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THE CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES.

Haining, Peter.

ISBN 10: 1556523890 / ISBN 13: 9781556523892
Published by CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS., CHICAGO, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Fine in a fine dj. Heavily illustrated reference to the golden age of pulps. Bookseller Inventory # 29735

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Title: THE CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES.

Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS., CHICAGO

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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The period between the World Wars—the era of sexual liberation, Prohibition, the rise of organized crime, and the Great Depression—was also the classic era of American pulp magazines, the subject of this fascinating volume. Pulps, with their lurid color covers depicting the thrills of sex and violence, and with stories to match inside, fuelled America’s dreams—and nightmares. For a few cents they offered everything young men wanted: sex, action, adventure. But they also fostered the talents of some of the greatest popular writers of the century—Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, and Dashiell Hammett, among others—and virtually invented the genres of science fiction and hard-boiled crime. From the cheap thrills of the “hot” and “spicy” pulps and the sexual sadism of the “shudder” pulps to the weird worlds of the fantasy, sci-fi, and horror pulps, this book displays their art and tells their history, capturing the original magazines in all their sleazy, sensational glory.

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Peter Haining has been a newspaper reporter, editorial director of a major publisher, and avid collector of pulp magazines; he is the author of The Fantastic Pulps.

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