Top 20 Best-Selling Literary Criticism Titles | Academic Best Sellers

An award-winning portrait of the first African American female author to have a play performed on Broadway, a collection of must-read stories for black girls, and a look at some of the most influential women authors of the past top the list of best-selling literary criticism books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

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An award-winning portrait of the first African American female author to have a play performed on Broadway, a collection of must-read stories for black girls, and a look at some of the most influential women authors of the past top the list of best-selling literary criticism books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

1. Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Perry, Imani
Beacon. 2018. ISBN 9780807064498. $26.95.

2. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves: An Anthology
Edim, Glory
Ballantine. 2018. ISBN 9780525619772. $20.

3. Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World
Gordon, Lyndall
Johns Hopkins University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781421429441. $29.95.

4. Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal
Taylor, Yuval
W. W. Norton. 2019. ISBN 9780393243918. $27.95.

5. Pan-African American Literature: Signifyin(G) Immigrants in the Twenty-First Century
Li, Stephanie
Rutgers University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780813592787. $99.95.

6. After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet
Dobrow, Julie
W. W. Norton. 2018. ISBN 9780393249262. $27.95.

7. End of the End of the Earth: Essays
Franzen, Jonathan
Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2018. ISBN 9780374147938. $26.

8. Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Dery, Mark
Little, Brown. 2018. ISBN 9780316188548. $35.

9. Shades of Gray: Writing the New American Multiracialism
McKibbin, Molly Littlewood
University of Nebraska Press. 2018. ISBN 9780803296817. $65.

10. Jane Austen's Women: An Introduction
Anderson, Kathleen
State University of New York Press. 2018. ISBN 9781438472256. $85.

11. Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art
Owens, Susan
Yale University Press. 2018. 9780300234862. $40.

12. Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005
Leader, Zachary
Alfred A. Knopf. 2018. ISBN 9781101875162. $40.

13. Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow
Decker, Gunnar
Harvard University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780674737884. $39.95.

14. Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Burger, Ariel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2018. ISBN 9781328802699. $26.

15. Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border
Solis, Octavio
City Lights. 2018. ISBN 9780872867864. $15.95.

16. Horizon
Lopez, Barry Holstun
Alfred A. Knopf. 2019. ISBN 9780394585826. $30.

17. Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau; V. 2: 1849-1856
Thoreau, Henry David and Robert N. Hudspeth, ed.
Princeton University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780691170589. $99.50.

18. Feminism and Women's Writing: An Introduction
Riley, Catherine E.
Edinburgh University Press. 2018. ISBN 9781474415606. $19.95.

19. Letters of Sylvia Plath; V. 2, 1956-1963
Plath, Sylvia and Peter K. Steinberg, ed.
Harper Collins. 2018. ISBN 9780062740588. $45.

20. Chaucer: A European Life
Turner, Marion
Princeton University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780691160092. $39.95.

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