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The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories

Susan Ostrov Weisser
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
9780813561783, 0813561787, 9780813561776, 0813561779, 9780813561790 (e-book)
  • 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: two versions of love in reality/"reality"
  • Conclusion: If the glass slipper fits.
xiii, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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