Rare Books

Sensational Tales: Australian Popular Publishing 1850s-1990s


Paul Collins, ed. The MUP Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1998.

Graham Flanagan. The Australian Vintage Paperback Guide. New York: Gryphon, 1994.

Juliet Flesch. Love Brought to Book: A Bio-Bibliography of 20th Century Australian Romance Novels. Clayton, Vic.: National Centre for Australian Studies, 1995.

John Loder. Australian Crime Fiction: A Bibliography 1857-1993. Port Melbourne, Vic.: D.W. Thorpe, 1994.

E. Morris Miller & Frederick T. Macartney. Australian Literature: A Bibliography. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956.

Carol Mills. The New South Wales Bookstall as a Publisher. Canberra: Mulini Press, 1991.

Annette Shiell, ed. Bonzer: Australian Comics 1900s-1990s. Redhill South, Vic.: Elgua Media, 1998.

William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton, & Barry Andrews. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, 2nd ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Further Reading

D. Borchardt & W. Kirsop, eds. The Book in Australia: Essays Towards a Cultural and Social History. Melbourne: Australian Reference Publications, 1988.

Stuart Coupe. 'Pose scantily my sweet: the Carter Brown cover girls [interview with Bernie Blackburn]', Mean Streets 1, Oct.1990, pp. 8-9.

Stuart Coupe. 'No looking back [interview with J.R. Carroll]', Mean Streets 9, July 1993, pp. 16-19.

Stuart Coupe. 'Pulp friction', Mean Streets 16, Feb. 1996, pp. 34-39.

Michael Denning. Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working Class Culture in America. London: Verso, 1987.

Geoffrey Dutton. A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia 1946-96. Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin, 1996.

Graeme Flanagan. 'Phantom Books: The Australian series', Mean Streets 1, Oct. 1990, pp. 48-51.

Graeme Flanagan. 'The Rivals of Carter Brown: Marc Brody', Mean Streets 2, Feb. 1991, pp. 14-17.

Graeme Flanagan. 'The Rivals of Carter Brown: K.T. McCall, Mean Streets 3, May 1991, pp. 8-11.

Steve Holland. The Mushroom Jungle: A History of Postwar Paperback Publishing. Westbury, Wilts: Zeon, 1993.

Allen J. Hubin. Crime Fiction II: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749-1990. New York: Garland, 1994.

Stephen Knight. 'Real pulp at last: Peter Corris's thrillers', Meanjin 45 (4), 1986, pp. 446-452.

Stephen Knight. Continent of Mystery: A Thematic History of Australian Crime Fiction. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1997.

Martyn Lyons & Lucy Taksa. Australian Readers Remember: An Oral History of Reading 1890-1930. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Joseph McAleer. Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914-1950. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Pam Ruskin. 'Arthur Upfield made crime pay', Mean Streets 5, Feb. 1992, pp. 24-30

Piet Schreuders. The Book of Paperbacks: A Visual History of the Paperback, tr. Josh Pachter. London: Virgin Books, 1981.

Lee Server. Danger is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines, 1896-1953. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993.

Lee Server. Over My Dead Body: The Sensational Age of the American Paperback, 1945-1955. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Gordon W. Spittle. 'Vengeance is mine: the banning of Mickey Spillane in New Zealand', Mean Streets 13, May 1995, pp. 14-20.

Lurline Stuart. 'Colonial periodicals: patterns of failure', Bulletin [of the] Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 13 (1), 1989, pp. 1-10.

Lucy Sussex & John Burrows. 'Whodunit? Literary forensics and the crime writing of James Skipp Borlase and Mary Fortune', Bulletin [of the] Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 21 (2), 1997, pp. 73-105.

Lucy Sussex. 'Whodunit?: a postscript', Bulletin [of the] Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 22 (2), 1998, pp. 111-113.

Chester W. Topp. Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905. Denver, Colo.: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993-1999.

A.G. Yates. Ready When you are, C.B.!: The Autobiography of Alan Yates alias Carter Brown. South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1983.

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