The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

1st Edition

Dixon, Jay, Jay Dixon.

Routledge
Published November 27, 1998
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781857282672 - CAT# RU39117
Series: Women's and Gender History

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Summary

This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make interesting study.; The author shows how all these themes have an historical trajectory and how these novels have come to reflect feminist concerns.; Based on a study of over 1000 Mills & Boon romances the book provides analysis of plot types and shows how these have changed in response to women's own changing position within society.

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