In this collection of essays, author Lillian Peele will explore the history of romance and its many facets, and offer insight into the writers who love it.
From its beginnings as a term used to describe romantic relationships in the 19th century to the rise of contemporary literature, she will look at the rise and fall of romantic love, as well as its literary origins, the meaning of romance, and the ways in which it continues to inspire.
She will also discuss the role of literature in contemporary society and examine how literature and romance have been intertwined in our culture.
With an emphasis on literature and its impact on society, this book will challenge the boundaries of romance as we know it.
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