The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel

The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel

Jennifer McKnight-Trontz


Swashbuckling sailors, rushing dukes, naughty nurses, and horny steward-esses stuck in webs of affection, ardour, betrayal, and intrigue: those are the uncooked fabrics of the romance novel--and the lusty covers that publicize them. within the glance of affection, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz presents a rollicking heritage of the covers and tales that experience captivated hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. greater than a hundred and fifty of the main sensational covers from this venerable if venal literary shape are proven in wonderful colour, concentrating on the interval from 1940 to 1970, romance design's such a lot fertile period. The glance of affection positive factors paintings and excerpts from titles similar to ardour Flower, saved girl, Rendezvous in Lisbon, and Jungle Nurse. alongside the way in which, it brings cognizance to the pioneers of the romance novel: conceal artists equivalent to Barye Phillips and Robert Maguire, who helped outline the glance of paperbacks more often than not, and Harlequin, the grand dame of romance publishers, with greater than a hundred million novels offered every year. McKnight-Trontz unearths the topics that typify either the tale traces and the covers--hospital romance, the wealthy and raunchy, royalty, tropical paradises, Westerns, "taboo" relationships, pirates and warriors, and love triangles--resulting during this definitive compendium of camp. A ebook for love enthusiasts far and wide.

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