Chapter 2. Excitement and Consciousness in the Romance Tradition

  1. Robert Paul Lamb and
  2. G. R. Thompson
  1. William J. Scheick

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996829.ch3

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

How to Cite

Scheick, W. J. (2005) Excitement and Consciousness in the Romance Tradition, in A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914 (eds R. P. Lamb and G. R. Thompson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996829.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100649

Online ISBN: 9780470996829

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Keywords:

  • romance tradition;
  • excitement;
  • consciousness;
  • convenient taxonomy;
  • eventuary romance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Characteristics of Romance

  • Morality and Readership

  • A Convenient Taxonomy

  • Utopia and Sentimentality

  • Satire and Allegory

  • Gender

  • Race and Class

  • Philosophical Puzzles

  • The Ethos of Storytelling

  • Authorial and Cultural Intentions