Friday, July 03, 2009

How Nora Roberts Became America’s Most Popular Novelist.

According to Collins, romance novels, which are generally written by and for women, focus on emotion, and emotions can be easily dismissed. Furthermore, critics sometimes forget that romantic fiction is a genre, and its writers are bound by the conventions of that genre. These critics confuse following such conventions with a lack of imagination. Collins also provides a brief discussion of romantic fiction from Samuel Richardson’s 1740 novel, Pamela, to the present day.

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