Romantic Conventions

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Popular Press, 1999 - Literary Collections - 195 pages
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Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives. But books in this genre account for nearly half of the paperbacks published. Contributors examine the patterns used by the romance authors to tell their stories.

 

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The latest in the steadily growing body of scholarly works on the romance fiction genre, this interesting and potentially important collection of 11 essays by nine academics, several of whom are also ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Archetypes and Stereotypes
7
Medieval Magic and Witchcraft in the Popular Romance Novel
75
Conventions of Captivity in Romance Novels
86
TimeTravel and Related Phenomena in Contemporary
100
Changing Ideologies in Romance Fiction
149
Contributors
193
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