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A companion to romance : from classical to contemporary

Author: Corinne J Saunders
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corinne J Saunders
ISBN: 9781405167277 1405167270 9780631232711 0631232710
OCLC Number: 85691587
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xiii, 565 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Ancient Romance / Elizabeth Archibald --
2. Insular Beginnings: Anglo-Norman Romance / Judith Weiss --
3. The Popular English Metrical Romances / Derek Brewer --
4. Arthurian Romance / W.R.J. Barron --
5. Chaucer's Romances / Corinne Saunders --
6. Malory and the Early Prose Romances / Helen Cooper --
7. Gendering Prose Romance in Renaissance England / Lori Humphrey Newcomb --
8. Sidney and Spenser / Andrew King --
9. Shakespeare's Romances / David Fuller --
10. Chapbooks and Penny Histories / John Simons --
11. The Faerie Queene and Eighteenth-century Spenserianism / David Fairer --
12. "Gothic" Romance: Its Origins and Cultural Functions / Jerrold E. Hogle --
13. Women's Gothic Romance: Writers, Readers, and the Pleasures of the Form / Lisa Vargo --
14. Paradise and Cotton-mill: Rereading Eighteenth-century Romance / Clive Probyn --
15. "Inconsistent Rhapsodies": Samuel Richardson and the Politics of Romance / Fiona Price --
16. Romance and the Romantic Novel: Sit Walter Scott / Fiona Robertson --
17. Poetry of the Romantic Period: Coleridge and Keats / Michael O'Neill --
18. Victorian Romance: Tennyson / Leonee Ormond --
19. Victorian Romance: Medievalism / Richard Cronin --
20. Romance and Victorian Autobiography: Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse, and John Raskin's "needle to the north" / Francis O'Gorman --
21. Victorian Romance: Romance and Mystery / Andrew Sanders --
22. Nineteenth-century Adventure and Fantasy: James Morier, George Meredith, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson / Robert Fraser --
23. Into the Twentieth Century: Imperial Romance from Haggard to Buchan / Susan Jones --
24. America and Romance / Ulrika Maude --
25. Myth, Legend, and Romance in Yeats, Pound, and Eliot / Edward Larrissy --
26. Twentieth-century Arthurian Romance / Raymond H. Thompson --
27. Romance in Fantasy Through the Twentieth Century / Richard Mathews --
28. Quest Romance in Science Fiction / Kathryn Hume --
29. Between Worlds: Iris Murdoch, A.S. Byatt, and Romance / Clare Morgan --
30. Popular Romance and its Readers / Lynne Pearce --
Epilogue: Into the Twenty-first Century / Corinne Saunders.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 27.
Responsibility: edited by Corinne Saunders.
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