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The fear of sinking : the American success formula in the Gilded Age / Paulette D. Kilmer.

Author/creator Kilmer, Paulette D., 1949-
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoKnoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [1996]
Descriptionxvi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : passing through the eye of the needle -- News and fiction : prescriptions for living -- The magic formulas of the people's press -- "Book soap" : clean thoughts for clean folks -- The fear of sinking -- Why children read success tales -- Biography--truth or legend? -- The repulsive fascination of fires -- Fantastic reality and realistic fantasy -- Epilogue : the inevitability of sinking--success in the nineties.
Local noteLittle-316239--305131016804W
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [197]-212) and index.
LCCN 95041826
ISBN0870499394 (alk. paper)

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