The Essence of Romantic Stories is Love
The global fascination which is love and devotion can be represented in all forms of art such as
books, painting, music and dance. In all books you'll find stories about love and its consequences
and this makes romance books one of Britain's most commercially successful book categories.
The greater part of romantic fiction novels are produced for the women's market, though men too
read and write them. Basically romance novels are an assortment of compelling love stories which
normally end happily and with other aspects included like ambition, jealousy or mystery have
joined together to make romance an extremely popular genre.
Romantic stories deal with the most powerful of human emotions, which is why it endures to this
day. Even in diverse types of novels such as crime or fantasy, love is often an essential
component in these stories too.
Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters are arguably the most well known romantic fiction authors of
all time. Austen's books were set amongst the English upper classes. Her realism and image of
society at the time has awarded her books a historical significance and has earned her a place as
one of the most widely-read writers ever. Some of her most liked novels are Sense and Sensibility,
Pride and Prejudice and Emma, all of which have stood the test of time.
Her tales, though set in the same time, are pretty varied. By way of example, Pride and Prejudice
is lively and direct, whilst Persuasion is all about a woman who's deemed by polite society to be
`too old'. Having said that her books have been produced with a smattering of comedy, an
abundant amount of powerful drama altogether delivered with a dash of history - like romantic
fiction novels of today.
So that you can make books of fiction interesting and `unputdownable' they should have some sort
of conflict going on, specifically among the central characters. We associate romantic conflict with
romantic stories. It can be this conflict which prevents 2 characters from being romantically linked.
This conflict doesn't have to be restricted to quarrels or some sort of physical dispute, it could be
something like the fear of seeing each other naked or basically not liking each other at the
beginning of the story, which was the issue in Pride and Prejudice and in countless other romance
In the wake of William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie, Barbara Cartland, author of romantic
fiction books is the 3rd bestselling British author of all time. Cartland isn't just famous for her
countless romance books but also for wearing vivid pink garments. Suffice to say, her life has
been a mixture of success and heartbreak. Barbara Cartland can be affectionately thought of not
simply for her books but for her work in politics and as a diligent campaigner for loads of different
charitable causes that served to make a difference to many people's lives.
The key to the ongoing impact of romantic fiction in the category of popular fiction lies almost
completely on its power to change or adapt. It's this continuing evolution of the romance book
genre that's the heart of world literature.
Reading romantic books gives us the opportunity to escape into the heroine's life and for all intents
and purposes experience what it's like to be really loved, cherished and protected in ways all
readers of romance books long for.