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Rescue and Romance: Popular Novels Before World War I
by Diana Reep
University of Wisconsin Press, 1982
Cloth: 978-0-87972-211-1 | Paper: 978-0-87972-212-8
Library of Congress Classification PS374.R49R43 1982
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.009355


This study of the rescue motif in popular American novels before World War I focuses on the rescue convention as part of the romantic plot of the novels. The rescue as a structured convention that controls the movement of the romantic plot appears in all types of domestic novels, gothics, dime novels, historical romances, and westerns.

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