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Romance fiction : a guide to the genre

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
Series: Genreflecting advisory series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an overview of the romance genre as a whole (such as definition, history, reasons for appeal) and discusses each of the major romance subgenres in individual chapters. A discussion  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Führer
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramsdell, Kristin, 1940-
Romance fiction.
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999
(OCoLC)655249646
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN: 1563083353 9781563083358
OCLC Number: 40609000
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Happily ever after. 1997.
Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 435 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to Romance Fiction --
Ch. 1. Definition and Brief History of Romance Fiction --
Ch. 2. Appeal of Romance Fiction --
Ch. 3. Advising the Reader --
Ch. 4. Building the Collection --
pt. 2. Literature --
Ch. 5. Contemporary Romance --
Ch. 6. Romantic Mysteries --
Ch. 7. Historical Romances --
Ch. 8. Regency Period Romance --
Ch. 9. Alternative Reality Romance --
Ch. 10. Sagas --
Ch. 11. Gay and Lesbian Romance --
Ch. 12. Inspirational Romance --
Ch. 13. Ethnic/Multicultural Romance --
pt. 3. Research Aids --
Ch. 14. History and Criticism --
Ch. 15. Author Biography and Bibliography --
Ch. 16. Periodicals and Review Sources --
Ch. 17. Miscellaneous Romance Reference Sources --
Ch. 18. Societies and Organizations --
Ch. 19. Awards --
Ch. 20. Collections --
Ch. 21. Publishers. App. 1. Sample Core Collection --
App. 2. Selected Romance Writers by Style, Plot Pattern, or Theme --
App. 3. Selected Young Adult Romance Bibliography.
Series Title: Genreflecting advisory series.
Responsibility: Kristin Ramsdell.
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