Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

Authors: Wilt, J.

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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

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"Always incomparable, Judith Wilt has never been better. This revisionist genre study not of heroes or heroines exactly, but of hero-worship in a certain strain of romance fiction, is learned, scrupulous, wide-ranging, witty, confident, and captivating, full of more ideas per chapter than in many whole books, inhabiting the novels at issue from the inside out with a tenacious charm of exposition that renders a potentially controversial argument as disarming as it is startling." Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, University of Iowa, USA

"[A] provocative monograph.... engaging" M. E. Burstein, CHOICE


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Writers and the Hero of Romance
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42698-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137426987
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42697-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 228
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