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The Subversion of Romance in the Novels of Barbara Pym
Ellen M. Tsagaris

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Barbara Pym is best known for her portraits of "Excellent Women," those invaluable creatures who can be counted upon in a crisis, but who, regrettably, are not for marrying or even passionate liaisons, but devote themselves to helping. Tsagaros seeks to explore how this writer subverts the romance novel, comparing Pym's writing with those of romance writers, such as Barbara Cartland.

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January 1998
LC: 98-002630 PR
196 pp. 6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-87972-764-2
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