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Author Weisser, Susan Ostrov.

Title The glass slipper : women and love stories / Susan Ostrov Weisser
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2013
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Contents Introduction: Women and the story of romantic love -- The odd couple: mating Jane Austen with D.H. Lawrence -- Why Charlotte Bronte despised Jane Austen (and what that tells us about the modern meaning of love) -- The true and real thing: Victorian and modern magazine cultures of romance -- Victorian desires and modern romances: Pocahontas on a bridge in Madison County -- For the love of mermaids, beasts, and vampires (and ghosts, robots, monsters, witches, and aliens): romancing the other -- Women who love too much ... or not enough ... or the wrong way: the tragedy and comedy of romantic love in modern movies -- Feminism and Harlequin romance: the problem of the love story -- A genre of one's own: African American romance imprints and the "universality" of love -- Is female to romance as male is to porn? -- Modern romance: three versions of love in reality/"reality" -- Conclusion: If the glass slipper fits
Summary The Glass Slipper is about the persistence of a familiar Anglo-American love story into the digital age. Susan Ostrov Weisser compares diverse narratives, historical and contemporary from high literature and "low" genres, discussing novels by Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë, Victorian women's magazines, and D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover; romantic movies; popular Harlequin romance novels; masochistic love in films; pornography and its relationship to romance; and reality TV a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Love in literature.
Romance fiction -- History and criticism.
Women and literature.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813561795 (electronic bk.)
1299953182 (electronic bk.)
1461944775 (electronic bk.)
9780813561790 (electronic bk.)
9781299953185 (electronic bk.)
9781461944775 (electronic bk.)