Regardless of pioneering stories, the time period 'romance novel' itself has no longer been subjected to scrutiny. This publication examines mass-market romance fiction within the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. via 4 different types: capitalism, struggle, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a clean gentle at the style.
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