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Romance writing

Author: Lynne Pearce
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity, 2007.
Series: Cultural history of literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the nature of both the romance genre and the discourse of romantic love from the 17th century to the present day, this book shows how, in the history of literature, lovers have utilised its spark to change not only themselves but also their worlds, through acts of creativity and heroism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearce, Lynne.
Romance writing.
Cambridge : Polity, 2007
(OCoLC)608406803
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Pearce
ISBN: 9780745630045 0745630049 9780745630052 0745630057
OCLC Number: 70881895
Description: xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : the alchemy of love --
2. Romance before the eighteenth century : the gift of a name --
3. Courtship romance : the gift of companionship --
4. Gothic romance : the gift of immortality --
5. Wartime romance : the gift of self-sacrifice --
6. Modern romance : the gift of selfhood --
7. Postmodern romance : the gift of the fourth dimension.
Series Title: Cultural history of literature.
Responsibility: Lynne Pearce.
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