A companion to romance : from classical to contemporary

Format: Print Book 2004
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR149.R65 C66 2004
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Summary

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
Contents
Ancient romance / Elizabeth Archibald
Insular beginnings : Anglo-Norman romance / Judith Weiss
The popular English metrical romances / Derek Brewer
Arthurian romance / W.R.J. Barron
Chaucer's romances / Corinne Saunders
Malory and the early prose romances / Helen Cooper
Gendering prose romance in Renaissance England / Lori Humphrey Newcomb
Sidney and Spenser / Andrew King
Shakespeare's romances / David Fuller
Chapbooks and penny histories / John Simons
The faerie queene and eighteenth-century Spenserianism / David Fairer
"Gothic" romance : its origins and cultural functions / Jerrold E. Hogle
Women's Gothic romance : writers, readers, and the pleasures of the form / Lisa Vargo
Paradise and cotton-mill : rereading eighteenth-century romance / Clive Probyn
"Inconsistent rhapsodies" : Samuel Richardson and the politics of romance / Fiona Price
Romance and the romantic novel : Sir Walter Scott / Fiona Robertson
Poetry of the romantic period : Coleridge and Keats
Michael O'Neill
Victorian romance : Tennyson / LeoneĢe Ormond
Victorian romance : medievalism / Richard Cronin
Romance and Victorian autobiography : Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse and John Ruskin's "needle to the north" / Francis O'Gorman
Victorian romance : romance and mystery / Andrew Sanders
Nineteenth-century adventure and fantasy : James Morier, George Meredith, Lewis Carroll and Robert Louis Stevenson / Robert Fraser
Into the twentieth century : imperial romance from Haggard to Buchan / Susan Jones
America and romance / Ulrika Maude
Myth, legend and romance in Yeats, Pound, and Eliot / Edward Larrissy
Twentieth-century Arthurian romance / Raymond H. Thompson
Romance in fantasy through the twentieth century / Richard Mathews
Quest romance in science fiction / Kathryn Hume
Between worlds : Iris Murdoch, A.S. Byatt and romance / Clare Morgan
Popular romance and its readers / Lynne Pearce.

Additional Information
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 27.
Subjects English literature -- History and criticism.
Romances, English -- History and criticism.
Romanticism -- England.
Publisher Malden, MA :Blackwell,2004
Contributors Saunders, Corinne J., 1963-
Language English
Description xiii, 565 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0631232710 (acid-free paper)
9780631232711 (acid-free paper)
9781405167277 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
1405167270 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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