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    Right so I'm very confused right now :confused: I do CCEA English Lit and for AS last year I remember learning that there was a difference between the romance novel and the romantic novel- the romance novel focuses on love but the romantic novel didn't have to be about love, it was about symbolism etc. This year I'm doing Jane Eyre and we were looking at romance, I have a new teacher who is now telling me a romance novel and a romantic novel are the same thing but it's confused me so much! What has anyone else been taught- is there a difference between the romance novel and the romantic novel? Thanks in advance!
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    Right so I'm very confused right now :confused: I do CCEA English Lit and for AS last year I remember learning that there was a difference between the romance novel and the romantic novel- the romance novel focuses on love but the romantic novel didn't have to be about love, it was about symbolism etc. This year I'm doing Jane Eyre and we were looking at romance, I have a new teacher who is now telling me a romance novel and a romantic novel are the same thing but it's confused me so much! What has anyone else been taught- is there a difference between the romance novel and the romantic novel? Thanks in advance!
    Hi! a romance novel is indeed about love etc. A romantic novel on the other hand refers to a novel wrote during the 1700 and 1800s during the Romantic Period. This was basically when authors began to become more creative and liberal with their works. Science and enlightenment were replacing natural and religion in works of art. The most famous romantic book is probably Frankenstein (obviously not about romance!) romantic books were more impulsive, opinionated and liberal...
    Hope this helped
 
 
 
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