An informal history of the pulp magazine
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Published by Ace Books in New York .
Written in English


  • American fiction,
  • Periodicals,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Original title : Cheap thrills.

Other titlesCheap thrills.
StatementRon Goulart
LC ClassificationsPS379 .G6 1973
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24935456M

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Goulart modestly subtitles this book "an informal history," however it's fairly overarching in its treatment of pulp magazines. It serves as a primer for pulp fiction/magazine/author research. Goulart focuses on authors and genres other than mere cutting and pasting of original pulp Nonfiction Title: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine • nonfiction by Ron Goulart (variant of Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines ) Contents (view Concise Listing) 99 • Avenger, September, (cover) • () • interior artwork by A. Leslie Ross (variant of cover art for The Avenger, September )? Authors: Ron Goulart. Interior Artist: Various (Black and white pulp covers.). Book Condition: Fine: Tight, bright copy. Faint bumping top edge of top board and head of spine. Edition: First :// A very good overall history of the pulps is Ron Goulart‘s Cheap Thrills: The Amazing!Thrilling! Astonishing! History of Pulp ally published in in hardback by Arlington House, and reprinted in by Ace in paperback as An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine, it was reprinted by Hermes Press in The latest edition has been redesigned, with lots of color artwork of

Origins. The first "pulp" was Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy Magazine of , about , words ( pages) per issue on pulp paper with untrimmed edges and no illustrations, not even on the cover. While the steam-powered printing press had been in widespread use for some time, enabling the boom in dime novels, prior to Munsey, no one had combined cheap printing, cheap paper and cheap Douglas Ellis: co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper many years his Tattered Pages Press published the pulp fanzine Pulp Vault, as well as other books on the was one of the authors of The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the Best of Adventure series. His book, Uncovered: The Hidden Art Of The  › Books › Arts & Photography › Graphic Design. Doc Savage is a fictional character originally published in American pulp magazines during the s and s. He was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series' main writer, Lester Dent. The heroic-adventure character would go on to appear in other media, including radio, film, and Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine Arlington House, (Also in paperback, An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine Ace Books, ) “ or this one. It’s high time for a reprint by somebody.” — John DeWalt Goulart, Ron, ed. The Encyclopedia of American Comics: From to the Present Facts On File,

  Pulp MagazinesPulp magazines were a cheap form of popular entertainment that emerged just before the dawn of the twentieth century, grew to immense popularity during the s, and withered away by the early s. Sold for 10 to 25 cents each and chocked full of sensational action, the pulps appealed primarily to the middle class and the educated lower class, but drew avid readers from every /pulp-magazines. Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines (Book Review) By Jack A. Clark Get PDF ( KB)   The Grub Street hacks of the '20's and '30's disgorged the creepy stuff by the yard and were paid by the word. Pulp literature as the author says was the purveyor of heroes to the masses, and as such it deserves serious sociological scrutiny, but Goulart (one of pulp's sci fi progeny) supplies only the uninhibited enthusiasm of a genre buff. Focusing on the golden years before World War II /cheap-thrills-an-informal-history-of-the-pulp-m.   Originally, a pulp magazine was one that was printed on paper made directly from wood-pulp which rapidly yellows and becomes very brittle leaving a shower of confetti on the reader. The pulps were originally a standard size, roughly 10x7 inches, but in later years some publishers changed to a 'large pulp' or 'large flat' format, roughly 11x8