Jenkins on history


Author Beverly Jenkins talks about why her characters come from and why she writes historical fiction.

Austen, romance novelist

Engraving, J. Austen, c. 1873, Johnson Wilson & Co., Publishers, Library of Congress

Was Jane Austen a romance author? Yes, says scholar and editor Sarah Frantz.

More than the happily ever after

Illustration, He Must Have Died if the Little Mermaid Had Not Come to His Rescue, 1911, Edmund Dulac

If all romances have a happy ending, the argument goes, what’s the point of reading them? Scholar Sarah E. Frantz answers.