Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2/e (Genreflecting Advisory Series)
719 pages • 7 x 10
Ramsdell's renowned readers' advisory guide has been d to reflect recent publishing trends and include new authors and titles. Mapping romance according to popular subgenres and themes, this guide organizes and describes hundreds of titles, from Jane Austen, the Brontes and Janet Oke to Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele. Titles published since 1999 are thoroughly covered, with classics and benchmark titles also fully addressed. There is a new chapter on "linked and continuing romances," a new section on "Chick Lit," an expansion of the Alternative Reality Romance chapter, subcategories added to ethnic/multicultural romance and gay/lesbian romance and revised narrative throughout, including a new discussion of the "image" of the genre. This is THE guide to the romance genre for readers' advisors, scholars and readers.