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The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction

(2014)
(A book in the The Mammoth Book of ... series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
Pulp fiction has been looked down on as a guilty pleasure, but it offers the perfect form of entertainment: the very best storytelling filled with action, surprises, sound and fury. In short, all the exhiliration of a roller-coaster ride. The 1920s in America saw the proliferation of hundreds of dubiously named but thrillingly entertaining pulp magazines in America ? Black Mask, Amazing, Astounding, Spicy Stories, Ace-High, Detective Magazine, Dare-Devil Aces. It was in these luridly-coloured publications, printed on the cheapest pulp paper, that the first gems began to appear. The one golden rule for writers of pulp fiction was to adhere to the art of storytelling. Each story had to have a beginning, an end, economically-etched characters, but plenty going on, both in terms of action and emotions. Pulp magazines were the TV of their day, plucking readers from drab lives and planting them firmly in thrilling make-believe, successors to the Victorian penny dreadfuls of writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens. These stories exemplify the best of crime and mystery pulp fiction ? its zest, speed, rhythm, verve and commitment to straightforward storytelling ? spanning seven decades of popular writing.

Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The New Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
Author(s): Maxim Jakubowski
ISBN: 0-7624-5221-8 / 978-0-7624-5221-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction (Mammoth Books)
Author(s): Maxim Jakubowski
ISBN: 1-4721-1112-5 / 978-1-4721-1112-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction
Author(s): Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction (Mammoth Books)
Author(s): Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   


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