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Pursuing Happiness: Reading American Romance as Political Fiction By Laura Vivanco
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The dominance of popular romance in the US fiction market suggests that its trends and themes may reflect the politics of a significant proportion of the US population. Pursuing Happiness explores... More > some of the choices, beliefs and assumptions which shape the politics of US romance novels. In particular, it focuses on what romances reveal about American attitudes towards work, the West, race, gender, community cohesion, ancestral “roots” and a historical connection (or lack of it) to the land. "Pursuing Happiness explores the ways that popular American romance novels engage such matters as US gender roles, attitudes toward disability, the myth of the frontier, individualism and community, and racial violence and discrimination. A thoughtful study with a refreshingly topical focus.” — Professor William Gleason, Princeton University. "An insightful and entertaining look at the inherent, often invisible, politics that underlie America’s most popular genre of fiction.”— Isobel Carr, romance author< Less
Book Eleven - New Ways Political Romance for children By James Milner
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This book was written in 2014, and completes the series. My reader's should be satisfied with my written effort.
A Tale of Romance By Earnest Long
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A Tale of Romance is a traditional story of romance, yet a new take on the Troubadours. Really, it is boy meets girl, but with one or two twists. A wonderful love story. And one that might have a... More > happy ending. The reader will see if they do live happily ever after or they don’t. They might. The story has a would-be lover who talks about politics and is a general bore. How can he keep his girlfriend he adores? Perhaps by reinventing himself. Or is he never really going to change and always be a bore.< Less
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Office Politics By Wilma Brockington
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As employees of Valuable Temps in Baltimore, Mina Taylor, Dottie Wallace, Jesse Smith, and Tia Wilson have the misfortune of working for the boss from hell, owner Irene Douglas. Over a short period... More > of time, they’ve watched their co-workers join the company only to be fired after a taste of Irene’s workplace wrath. Irene commits the ultimate office sin against them by calling a staff meeting at 5 p.m. on a Friday to lay out her “new rules of engagement”. Immediately following the meeting, the foursome head to a local pub for happy hour and more importantly, to create a fool proof plan to confront Irene with hopes of making her see the light. However, the unexpected occurs and the group is suddenly faced with a situation that produces escalating consequences. Can they pull together as a team to come out on the winning end of their dilemma? Also, can they cope with the impact of Irene’s deepest, darkest secret that could destroy her as well as them?< Less
The Landloper: The Romance of a Man on Foot By Holman Day
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: 78000155The Holman Day House is a historic house at 2 Goff Street... More > in Auburn, Maine. Built in 1895, it is one of the state's finest examples of Queen Anne architecture, and is further notable as the home of Maine author Holman Day. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.The Day House is set at the northeast corner of Court and Goff Streets, overlooking Auburn's downtown area. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, roughly rectangular in plan, with three-story tower at the corner and a two-story ell connecting the main house to a carriage barn. It has a hip roof, with a two-story projecting gable section to the left, and a smaller gable at the front, to the right of the tower. The tower is capped by a conical roof, with swag panels between the levels. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holman_Day_House< Less
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Stories of Romance, Society and Madness By Juan Martin Sanchez
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A young Argentinian philosopher incites a surreal revolution in the Congo. Amid mosquito bites and murderous ethnic conflict, can he ever hope to inspire and unify his comrades? Can... More > he help forge a genuine political and economic change in this country? Youthful hearts are enmeshed in a tangle of complex love lives. But will hasty, passionate decisions have the power to entwine fates even decades later? An intriguing collection of novellas and short stories, Romantic Stories of Society and Madness shows us the pain and bliss of love, the evil and violence that hide in every heart, and the struggles of modern men and women to cope with their chaotic, ever-changing world.< Less
The Romance of a Plain Man By Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873 – November... More > 21, 1945) was an American novelist who portrayed the changing world of the contemporary south.Born into an elite Virginia family in Richmond, Virginia, the young Glasgow developed in a different way from that traditional to women of her class. Due to poor health, she was educated at home in Richmond. She read deeply in philosophy, social and political theory, and European and British literature. She spent her summers at her family's Bumpass, Virginia, estate, the historic Jerdone Castle plantation, a setting that she used in her writings. Her father, Francis Thomas Glasgow, was the son of Arthur Glasgow and Catherine Anderson. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Glasgow< Less
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