Classic Love Stories. Are They Still Part Of The Romance Genre?

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE PINK HEART SOCIETY MAGAZINE If a classic love story is now considered "literature", does that mean it's not part of the romance genre any more? Avril Tremayne argues it is, using three of her favorite classic novels as evidence and categorizing them the way we would with a modern day series romance. ​ ​​​ Persuasion, by Jane Austen My favourite Jane Austen novel – mature, witty, sharp…and of course, intensely romantic. This one really is all about the love story. What’s the story? Anne Elliot used to be engaged to naval captain Frederick Wentworth – until family friend Lady Russell persuaded her to give up the match on the basis that Captain Wentworth wasn

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