Reading the Romance
Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature
by Janice A. Radway
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. April 1987 (Fourth Printing). Trade paperback. 274 pages. (6 X 9). Acknowledgments and introduction by the author. Academic history and study of romance fiction in which the author examines the psychological reasons why it is read and marketed. Heavy reading for the nonfan of romance fiction.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines