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Rereading the Romance

Rereading the Romance E R I C M U R P H Y Juliet Flesch, From Australia with Love: A History of Modern Australian Popular Romance Novels. Fremantle, Australia: Curtin University Books, 2004. 320 pp. $22.95 paper. Sally Goade, ed., Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty-First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 289 pp. $79.99; £39.99. Deborah Lutz, The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the NineteenthCentury Seduction Narrative. Ohio State UP, 2006. xii + 117 pp. $37.95 Lynn S. Neal, Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006. xii + 245 pp. $45.00; $18.95 paper. Pamela Regis, A Natural History of the Romance Novel. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2003. xiii + 225 pp. $24.95; $14.95 paper. Shall I whisper it to you under the memory of the last rose of summer . . . I am very fond of romances! . . . Have you in you any surviving innocence of this sort? Or do you call it idiocy?--If you do, I will forgive you, only smiling to myself, I give you notice, with a smile of superior--pleasure! Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, Thursday, March 20, 1845 lame it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Literature University of Wisconsin Press

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E R I C M U R P H Y Juliet Flesch, From Australia with Love: A History of Modern Australian Popular Romance Novels. Fremantle, Australia: Curtin University Books, 2004. 320 pp. $22.95 paper. Sally Goade, ed., Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty-First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 289 pp. $79.99; £39.99. Deborah Lutz, The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the NineteenthCentury Seduction Narrative. Ohio State UP, 2006. xii + 117 pp. $37.95 Lynn S. Neal, Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006. xii + 245 pp. $45.00; $18.95 paper. Pamela Regis, A Natural History of the Romance Novel. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2003. xiii + 225 pp. $24.95; $14.95 paper. Shall I whisper it to you under the memory of the last rose of summer . . . I am very fond of romances! . . . Have you in you any surviving innocence of this sort? Or do you call it idiocy?--If you do, I will forgive you, only smiling to myself, I give you notice, with a smile of superior--pleasure! Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, Thursday, March 20, 1845 lame it

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Contemporary LiteratureUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jul 25, 2007

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