A Companion to Romance

A Companion to Romance

Editor(s): Corinne Saunders

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631232711

Online ISBN: 9780470999172

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999172

About this Book

Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages.

  • Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day
  • Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance's special relation to women readers
  • Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres
  • Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist
  • Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples

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