Book Review: Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Amy F. Fyn

Abstract


Part reference book, part readers’ advisory, and completely entertaining to browse, the Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction’s selective set of entries illustrates the breadth of the romance genre while acknowledging its reach, from early literature to today’s publishing industry. The market share of popular romance indicates the public’s enduring interest and demonstrates a need for supplementary resources for general readers or those beginning research in romance-related topics. Academic study of this popular reading material is increasing, with special issues and at least one peer-reviewed journal devoted to the topic and recognition within disciplines including literature, women’s and gender studies, and popular culture.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/rusq.58.4.7162

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