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Author Thurston, Carol, 1927-

Title The romance revolution : erotic novels for women and the quest for a new sexual identity / Carol Thurston
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1987]
©1987

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Description ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Preface -- Introduction : The romance novel as popular culture : traditional verities or a new synthesis? -- ch. 1. Women and the paperback romance : the quest for a new sexual identity -- ch. 2. Virtue and sexuality in women : and never the twain shall meet? -- ch. 3. New relationships : between heroines and heroes, readers and publishers -- ch. 4. Sweet savagery and flaming feminism : another perspective on the erotic historical romance -- ch. 5. The reality fantasy : challenging the power structure in the sensuous contemporary romance -- ch. 6. Romancing women readers : who's running this revolution? -- ch. 7. Updating the Kama Sutra : the romance of erotica for women -- ch. 8. Gatekeepers on romance : central characters in the drama of change -- ch. 9. The ever-present future of the popular romance : the moving target moves on -- ch. 10. The evolutionary paradigm : a new conceptual framework for the study of popular culture
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-251
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Erotic stories, American -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Sex role in literature.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
LC no. 86030759
ISBN 025201247X
0252014421 (paperback)