Amanda Quick, I Thee Wed (front cover)
||- emphasis on manners, dress, and social interaction|
- misunderstanding, of character, position, and conventions
- definable Regency mode of life
||- Amanda Quick, I Thee Wed|
(Ed. Note: This book is taken from the CRC Humanities Computing Studio collection.)
- Georgette Heyer, An Infamous Army
- Mary Balogh, No Man's Mistress (2001)
- Karen Harbaugh, The Reluctant Cavalier
||The Regency period refers to England during the first third of the nineteenth century (ca. 1790-1830), named for the fashionable Prince Regent (later King Georrge IV). Typified by the novels of Jane Austen, the Regency world is one of breeding, manners, and wit. The definable flavour of the era has made it highly popular among writers and readers of historical romance, so much so that I have included Regency as its own genre.|
The excitement of Regency romance comes from the conflict between social norms and proprieties, and the emotions of love and desire. (Indeed, the facade of propriety overlaying internal heat makes the Regency period a ripe setting for erotic fiction as well.) In classic style, the bonds of love persevere against the restrictions and demands of society, while providing wonderful imaginative entertainment in the form of costume and custom.
See also: Historical Romance
Genre record edited by Andrea Hasenbank at 2004-05-27 13:12:03
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