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Romantic Conventions
Edited by Anne K. Kaler and Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek

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Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives. But books in this genre account for nearly half of the paperbacks published. Contributors examine the patterns used by the romance authors to tell their stories.

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Book cover is blue with an image of two people about to kiss.

LC: 98-025221 PN
202 pp.   6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-87972-777-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-777-2
Cloth $49.95 t
ISBN-10: 0-87972-778-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-778-9
Paper $17.95 t

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