A Companion to Romance : From Classical to Contemporary.

By: Saunders, CorinneSeries: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture SerPublisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2004Copyright date: ©2008Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (582 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780470999165Subject(s): English literature -- History and criticism.;Romances, English -- History and criticism.;Romanticism -- EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Romance : From Classical to ContemporaryDDC classification: 820.9 LOC classification: PR149.R65C66 2004Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- A COMPANION TO ROMANCE From Classical to Contemporary -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- 1. Ancient Romance -- 2. Insular Beginnings: Anglo-Norman Romance -- 3. The Popular English Metrical Romances -- 4. Arthurian Romance -- 5. Chaucer's Romances -- 6. Malory and the Early Prose Romances -- 7. Gendering Prose Romance in Renaissance England -- 8. Sidney and Spenser -- 9. Shakespeare's Romances -- 10. Chapbooks and Penny Histories -- 11. The Faerie Queene and Eighteenth-century Spenserianism -- 12. "Gothic" Romance: Its Origins and Cultural Functions -- 13. Women's Gothic Romance: Writers, Readers, and the Pleasures of the Form -- 14. Paradise and Cotton-mill: Rereading Eighteenth-century -- 15. "Inconsistent Rhapsodies": Samuel Richardson and the Politics of Romance -- 16. Romance and the Romantic Novel: Sir Walter Scott -- 17. Poetry of the Romantic Period: Coleridge and Keats -- 18. Victorian Romance: Tennyson -- 19. Victorian Romance: Medievalism -- 20. Romance and Victorian Autobiography: Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse, and John Ruskin's "needle to the north" -- 21. Victorian Romance: Romance and Mystery -- 22. Nineteenth-century Adventure and Fantasy -- 23. Into the Twentieth Century: Imperial Romance from Haggard to Buchan -- 24. America and Romance -- 25. Myth, Legend, and Romance in Yeats, Pound, and Eliot -- 26. Twentieth-century Arthurian Romance -- 27. Romance in Fantasy Through the Twentieth Century -- 28. Quest Romance in Science Fiction -- 29. Between Worlds: Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt, and Romance -- 30. Popular Romance and its Readers -- Epilogue: Into the Twenty-first Century -- Index.
Summary: "Acknowledging the difficulty of defining "romance," Saunders and the contributors collectively produce a volume that offers a more comprehensive survey of the literature--including its historical, national, and generic varieties--than have previous standard works on the subject…Some of the essays--e.g., Helen Cooper's "Malory and the Early Prose Romances" and Richard Cronin's "Victorian Romance: Medievalism"--are exemplary in the quality of their writing, scholarship, and critical perception…Highly recommended." Choice "... It would be worth acquiring for an academic humanities collection and, from my own experience, would be particulary useful for English literature students at undergraduate and postgraduate level." Reference Review.
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Intro -- A COMPANION TO ROMANCE From Classical to Contemporary -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- 1. Ancient Romance -- 2. Insular Beginnings: Anglo-Norman Romance -- 3. The Popular English Metrical Romances -- 4. Arthurian Romance -- 5. Chaucer's Romances -- 6. Malory and the Early Prose Romances -- 7. Gendering Prose Romance in Renaissance England -- 8. Sidney and Spenser -- 9. Shakespeare's Romances -- 10. Chapbooks and Penny Histories -- 11. The Faerie Queene and Eighteenth-century Spenserianism -- 12. "Gothic" Romance: Its Origins and Cultural Functions -- 13. Women's Gothic Romance: Writers, Readers, and the Pleasures of the Form -- 14. Paradise and Cotton-mill: Rereading Eighteenth-century -- 15. "Inconsistent Rhapsodies": Samuel Richardson and the Politics of Romance -- 16. Romance and the Romantic Novel: Sir Walter Scott -- 17. Poetry of the Romantic Period: Coleridge and Keats -- 18. Victorian Romance: Tennyson -- 19. Victorian Romance: Medievalism -- 20. Romance and Victorian Autobiography: Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse, and John Ruskin's "needle to the north" -- 21. Victorian Romance: Romance and Mystery -- 22. Nineteenth-century Adventure and Fantasy -- 23. Into the Twentieth Century: Imperial Romance from Haggard to Buchan -- 24. America and Romance -- 25. Myth, Legend, and Romance in Yeats, Pound, and Eliot -- 26. Twentieth-century Arthurian Romance -- 27. Romance in Fantasy Through the Twentieth Century -- 28. Quest Romance in Science Fiction -- 29. Between Worlds: Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt, and Romance -- 30. Popular Romance and its Readers -- Epilogue: Into the Twenty-first Century -- Index.

"Acknowledging the difficulty of defining "romance," Saunders and the contributors collectively produce a volume that offers a more comprehensive survey of the literature--including its historical, national, and generic varieties--than have previous standard works on the subject…Some of the essays--e.g., Helen Cooper's "Malory and the Early Prose Romances" and Richard Cronin's "Victorian Romance: Medievalism"--are exemplary in the quality of their writing, scholarship, and critical perception…Highly recommended." Choice "... It would be worth acquiring for an academic humanities collection and, from my own experience, would be particulary useful for English literature students at undergraduate and postgraduate level." Reference Review.

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