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Love Stories

-- See Romance fiction

Here are entered works of fiction that revolve around a central romantic relationship. Works of fiction that depict love, but do not revolve around a central romantic relationship, are entered under Love--Fiction. Works of fiction belonging to the Romance languages group are entered under Romance-language fiction. Collections of medieval metrical romances (general and French) and their prose versions are entered under Romances. Collections of medieval metrical romances in one language other than French are qualified by language, e.g., Romances, English.

-- See Romance fiction

Fiction that primarily depicts romantic love. For medieval chivalric tales written in prose or poetry that depict an idealized code of civilized behavior that combines loyalty, honor, and courtly love see Romances.

-- See Also Erotic fiction

Use for works that are characterized by treatment of sexual love in more or less explicit detail. The sexual element is made a portion of the aesthetic, thematic, or moral aspect of the work; that is, it exists as a contributing part to some other objective than titillation or sexual arousal.

-- See Also Gothic fiction

Use for fiction which has a medieval setting and which includes castles and ghosts.

-- See Also Romantic suspense fiction

Use for contemporary works. Medieval tales are entered under Romances.
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