A romance novel is a book that centres on love and relationships as its primary plot element. This type of novel usually has certain other stylistic qualities, although these are not consistent. There are books about love that do not romance novels, and what precisely qualifies as a romance novel is usually in part determined by who published the book. In this category find shops selling bestseller romance novels with a number of subgenres, including historical romance, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance.
In the strictest academic terms, a romance is a narrative genre in literature that involves a mysterious, adventurous or spiritual storyline where the focus is on a quest that involves bravery and strong values, not always a love interest.
Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. The main plot of a mass-market romance novel must revolve around the two people as they develop romantic love for each other and work to build a relationship. Any list of particular characteristics of the literature of romanticism includes subjectivity and an emphasis on individualism; spontaneity; freedom from rules; solitary life rather than life in society; the beliefs that imagination is superior to reason and devotion to beauty; love of and worship of nature.
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