Publication details for Professor Corinne SaundersSaunders, Corinne. (2004). A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary.. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 0631232710
- Keywords: English literature, Romance genre, Women readers, Escapism.
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Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages.
A groundbreaking survey of 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.
Focuses on English literature.
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."