A Companion to Romance

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A Companion to Romance
A Companion to Romance By
2004 | 578 Pages | ISBN: 0631232710 | PDF | 4 MB
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 examplesContent: Chapter 1 Ancient Romance (pages 10-25): Elizabeth ArchibaldChapter 2 Insular Beginnings: Anglo?Norman Romance (pages 26-44): Judith WeissChapter 3 The Popular English Metrical Romances (pages 45-62): Derek BrewerChapter 4 Arthurian Romance (pages 65-83): W. R. J. BarronChapter 5 Chaucer's Romances (pages 85-103): Corinne SaundersChapter 6 Malory and the Early Prose Romances (pages 104-120): Helen CooperChapter 7 Gendering Prose Romance in Renaissance England (pages 121-139): Lori Humphrey NewcombChapter 8 Sidney and Spenser (pages 140-158): Andrew KingChapter 9 Shakespeare's Romances (pages 160-176): David FullerChapter 10 Chapbooks and Penny Histories (pages 177-196): John SimonsChapter 11 Nietzsche and Cosmology (pages 189-207): John SimonsChapter 12 "Gothic" Romance: Its Origins and Cultural Functions (pages 216-232): Jerrold E. HogleChapter 13 Women's Gothic Romance: Writers, Readers, and the Pleasures of the Form (pages 233-250): Lisa VargoChapter 14 Paradise and Cotton?mill: Rereading Eighteenth?century Romance (pages 251-268): Clive ProbynChapter 15 "Inconsistent Rhapsodies": Samuel Richardson and the Politics of Romance (pages 269-286): Fiona PriceChapter 16 Romance and the Romantic Novel: Sir Walter Scott (pages 287-304): Fiona RobertsonChapter 17 Poetry of the Romantic Period: Coleridge and Keats (pages 305-320): Michael O'NeillChapter 18 Victorian Romance: Tennyson (pages 321-340): Leonee OrmondChapter 19 Victorian Romance: Medievalism (pages 341-359): Richard CroninChapter 20 Romance and Victorian Autobiography: Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse, and John Ruskin's "needle to the north" (pages 360-374): Francis O'GormanChapter 21 Victorian Romance: Romance and Mystery (pages 375-388): Andrew SandersChapter 22 Nineteenth?century Adventure and Fantasy: James Morier, George Meredith, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Louis Stevenson (pages 389-405): Robert FraserChapter 23 Into the Twentieth Century: Imperial Romance from Haggard to Buchan (pages 406-423): Susan JonesChapter 24 America and Romance (pages 424-436): Ulrika MaudeChapter 25 Myth, Legend, and Romance in Yeats, Pound, and Eliot (pages 438-453): Edward LarrissyChapter 26 Twentieth?century Arthurian Romance (pages 454-471): Raymond H. ThompsonChapter 27 Romance in Fantasy through the Twentieth Century (pages 472-487): Richard MathewsChapter 28 Quest Romance in Science Fiction (pages 488-501): Kathryn HumeChapter 29 Between Worlds: Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt, and Romance (pages 502-520): Clare MorganChapter 30 Popular Romance and its Readers (pages 521-538): Lynne Pearce

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