Often derided as an inferior form of literature, 'romance' as a literary mode or genre defies satisfactory definition, dividing critics, scholars and readers alike. This useful guidebook traces the myriad transformations of 'romance' from medieval courtly love to Mills and Boon, and claims that its elusive and complex nature serves as a touchstone for larger questions of literary and cultural theory, such as: How does the history of 'romance' as a category force us to rethink the historicization of literary genres? ...

Romance 2004, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415212618

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Romance 2004, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415212601

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