Re: RARA-AVIS: Mickey Spillane

From: foxbrick (
Date: 27 Oct 2007

--- In, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
> Indeed. According to Hackett and Burke's "Eighty Years Of Best
Sellers", a
> list which combines hardcover and paperback sales in the US from
1895 thru
> 1973, "I, The Jury" registered 6,096,700 sales, which places it
> ahead of "The Great Gatsby" and "Catcher In The Rye" but well
behind the
> likes of "Love Story," "Valley Of The Dolls," and "Jaws" (all over
> 9,000,000).
> What's perhaps more remarkable than the big sales of "I, The Jury"
is that
> fact that seven of Spillane's novels are listed as selling over
5,000, 000
> copies.

But this doesn't take into account the Marie Corelli factor. We never know what will last till it does.

Todd Mason

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