This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre; from its origins in the revisionist horror fiction of the 1970s, via its emergence as a minor sub-genre of romantic fiction in the early 1990s, to its contemporary expansion in recent years into an often-controversial genre of mainstream fiction. Tracing the genre from its roots in older Gothic fiction written by and for women, it explores the interconnected histories of Gothic and romantic fiction, from Ann Radcliffe and Jane Austen in the eighteenth century to Buffy, Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries in the present day. In doing so, it investigates the extent to which the post-Twilight paranormal romance really does represent a break from older traditions of Gothic fiction a and just what it is about the genre that has made it so extraordinarily divisive, captivating millions of readers whilst simultaneously infuriating and repelling so many others.The list is based on aggregate preferences expressed by thousands of the sitea#39;s users, and is thus at least as reliable a guide to what is being read and ... http:// online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324482504578453062428371352. html#articleTabs%3Darticle (accessed 14 May ... 17 Alexandra Topping, a#39;Fifty Shades of Grey becomes bestselling book ever in Britaina#39;, The Guardian, 7 August 2012, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Twilight of the Gothic?|
|Publisher||:||University of Wales Press - 2014-05-15|