Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

by J. Wilt


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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance by J. Wilt

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137426970
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/25/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Judith Wilt is the Newton College Alumni Chair Emerita at Boston College, USA. She has written books on George Meredith, Walter Scott, and Mary Arnold Ward, as well as the theme studies Ghosts of the Gothic, and Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface: In the Place of a Hero 1. Wuthering Heights: A Romance of Metaphysical Intent 2. Middlemarch: A Romance of Diffusion 3. Exotic Romance: the Doubled Hero in The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sheik 4. The Hero as Expert: Ayn Rand's Romances of Choice 5. The Hero in 'Gouvernance': Family Romance in the Novels of Dorothy Dunnett Conclusion: Kingdoms of Romance in Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey Bibliography

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