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Western pulp fiction collection

The term 'pulp fiction' applies to low-quality literature often printed on lesser-quality paper stock. A majority of pulp fiction novels fall into the western genre or center around detective stories. Since readers needed to be drawn in, flashy covers and witty snippets are used to draw readers in, adding credibility to 'judging a book by its cover'.

The western pulp fiction collection contains hundreds of pulp fiction novels published between 1920 and 1984. Books are arranged alphabetically by author and title.