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wiltJudith Wilt, Newton College Alumni Chair Emerita at Boston College, USA, includes a chapter on the novels of Dorothy Dunnett in her new book Women Writers and the Hero of Romance, which is to be published in June 2014. Judith draws together classics including Wuthering Heights and Middlemarch, epics from Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett, and pop culture romances from The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sheik to the Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey sagas in a discussion that seeks to answer the question: What does the heroine seek from the hero in a romance – self enhancement or selfsharing? Submission or dominance? A place in this world or a world apart?

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance is published on 18 June by Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1137426970.

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