Trev Broughton, University of NewYork
"In Romance Writing, Lynne Pearce implores us –with remarkable insight and unwavering perception – toreconsider our grand narratives of love. By positioning a new andthoroughgoing cultural history of romance, she succeeds in daringreaders to investigate the endlessly seductive and confoundinglanguages of literary love. In so doing, Pearce accomplishes one ofcriticism's greatest of feats: her book illuminates our minds,while challenging us to ponder the mysteries that live in ourhearts."
Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona
"Lynne Pearce's Romance Writing spans an extraordinaryrange, from chivalry to chick-lit, and bravely pits romantic loveagainst an array of its enemies: death, sex, marriage and self-helplifestyles."
Chris Baldick, Goldsmiths College