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2nd Edition

Loving with a Vengeance
Mass Produced Fantasies for Women

ISBN 9780415974516
Published August 9, 2007 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

Upon its first publication, Loving with a Vengeance was a groundbreaking study of women readers and their relationship to mass-market romance fiction. Feminist scholar and cultural critic Tania Modleski has revisited her widely read book, bringing to this new edition a review of the issues that have, in the intervening years, shaped and reshaped questions of women's reading. With her trademark acuity and understanding of the power both of the mass-produced object, film, television, or popular literature, and the complex workings of reading and reception, she offers here a framework for thinking about one of popular culture's central issues.

This edition includes a new introduction, a new chapter, and changes throughout the existing text.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition  1. Mass-Produced Fantasies for Women  2. The Disappearing Act: Harlequin Romances  3. The Female Uncanny: Gothic Novels for Women  4. The Search for Tomorrow in Today's Soap Operas.  Afterword

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Tania Modleski is Florence R. Scott Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author, most recently, of a revised and expanded edition of her classic study of Hitchcock, The Women Who Knew Too Much, also published by Routledge