For this assignment, the general question you are trying to answer is "What do we learn about bestsellers from this book?" You need to produce an essay of about 2000-2500 words (8-10 typed, double-spaced pages), analyzing the book you've chosen. Do not recapitulate your biographical essay and/or your reception history here, and do not succumb to the temptation to review the book yourself.
Don't forget: you will also need to submit a list of the sources used in completing this assignment to -unsworth, at uiuc.edu- no later than midnight on the day the assignment is due.
Once you have written your critical essay, cut and paste it into the text area below: bear in mind that, with the exception of HTML tags, text-formatting will not survive this operation (for more information, see Help with Formatting Entries). Don't forget: you will also need to submit a printed (or emailed) list of the sources used in completing this assignment.