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Lessons from Stephen King and "Valley of the Dolls": Reading 100 years of bestsellers

Lessons from Stephen King and "Valley of the Dolls": Reading 100 years of bestsellers

Salon - Laura Miller

Stephen King (AP/Francois Mori) April 3, 2014 3:52AM (UTC) When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his professors that the bestselling book of 1926 was "The Private Life of Helen of Troy" by John Erskine, he was struck. The class …

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