Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Spillane and misogyny

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 11 Jul 2006

> Jim made a point that aroused my curiosity: "There are any number of
> novels that made various best-seller list in 1947, the year I THE JURY was
> first published. I dare say few of them are still read today."

I had a look, and here's one list of the best-selling novels of 1947:
*The Miracle of the Bells - Russell Janney The Moneyman - Thomas Costain Gentleman's Agreement - Laura Z Hobson Lydia Bailey - Kenneth Roberts The Vixens - Frank Yerby (LP also) The Wayward Bus - John Steinbeck Kingsblood Royal - Sinclair Lewis East Side, West Side - Marcia Davenport Prince of Foxes - Samuel Shellabarger

I've read two of these (long ago) and seen movies based on a couple. I doubt that any of them would still be in print except maybe Hobson's book.

Bill Crider

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