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Romance Languages

The Question: Which are the Romance languages? The Answer: "Romance languages" is a term used to describe a group of languages that are derived …

Scudder Middleton: Romance

RomanceScudder MiddletonWhy should we argue with the falling dust Or tremble in the traffic of the days? Our hearts are music-makers in the clouds, Our feet are running on the heavenly ways.We…

The Devil's Dictionary: Romance

by Ambrose Bierce ROBBERROPEROMANCE -n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse t…

Brewer's: Romance

A tale in prose or verse the incidents of which are hung upon what is marvellous and fictitious. These tales were originally written in the Romance language (q.v.), and the expression, &#82…

Brewer's: Arthurian Romances

These may be divided into six parts: (1) The romance of the San Graal. By Robert Borron. (2) The Merlin, which celebrates the birth and exploits of King Arthur. By Sr Thomas Malory. (3) The…

Barbara Cartland

Dame Barbara Cartland was the most prolific author in British history, and was known as the "Queen of the Romance Novel" for her prodigious output of bodice-rippers. Barbara Cartland published more th…

Nora Roberts

Name at birth: Eleanor Marie RobertsonNora Roberts is a prolific American writer of romance and crime novels whose books have topped the bestseller lists since the mid-1990s. Roberts has been publish…

Fabio Biography

Fabio(Fabio Lanzoni)model, hunkBorn: 3/15/1961Birthplace: Milan, Italy Barrel-chested hunk who seemingly sprang from the cover of a romance novel—wait, who in fact did spring from the co…

Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael Leigh Cook was a hit in the 1999 teen romance She's All That, playing the ugly duckling transformed by Freddie Prinze, Jr.. Her first feature role was in 1995's The Baby-Sitters Club and she …

Margaret Mitchell

Name at birth: Margaret Munnerlyn MitchellMargaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind. The best-selling Civil War romance was published in 1936 and later…