Heartthrobs

Author by : Carol Dyhouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from rock stars and rebels to soulmates, dependable family types or simply good companions, female fantasies about men tell us as much about the history of women as about masculine icons. When girls were supposed to be shrinking violets, passionate females risked being seen as 'unbridled', or dangerously out of control. Change came slowly, and young women remained trapped in double-binds. You may have needed a husband in order to survive, but you had to avoid looking like a gold-digger. Sexual desire could be dangerous: a rash guide to making choices. Show attraction too openly and you might be judged 'fast' and undesirable. Education and wage-earning brought independence and a widening of cultural horizons. Young women in the early twentieth century showed a sustained appetite for novel-reading, cinema-going, and the dancehall. They sighed over Rudolph Valentino's screen performances, as tango-dancer, Arab tribesman, or desert lover. Contemporary critics were sniffy about 'shop-girl' taste in literature and in men, but as consumers, girls had new clout. In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carol Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and 'fandom', she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.


Historical Heartthrobs

Author by : Hallie Fryd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zest Books ™
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Description : This book compiles photos and life stories of fifty of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? Some are artists, some are scientists, and many are political or military leaders, but all have had a lasting impact on human life—and a sizable impact on their admirers as well. Each entry describes the period in which the heartthrob lived and includes essential stats, hilarious sidebars, and, of course, a "crushability" ranking: a measurement of how crush-worthy these people really are, based on their relative levels of heroism (or villainy).


Hot Docs On Call Hollywood Heartthrobs Tempted By Hollywood S Top Doc The Hollywood Hills Clinic Perfect Rivals The Hollywood Hills Clinic The Prince And The Midwife The Hollywood Hills Clinic

Author by : Louisa George
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Total Read : 83
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Description : The ultimate Hollywood hills seduction!


Heartthrobs

Author by : Max Cabanes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nbm Publishing Company
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Total Read : 43
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Heart Throbs Of Gifted Authors

Author by : William Hardcastle Browne
Languange : en
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Heartthrobs Apposites Attract

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Languange : en
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Heartthrobs The Princess And The Frog

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Languange : en
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Heartthrobs

Author by : John Patrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : STARbooks Press
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Total Read : 34
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Description : Finally the re-release of Heartthrobs is here! Containing two books and a collection of short stories all written by John Patrick himself, this exciting book is written with the theme of 1970s and 1980s Hollywood heartthrobs. These boys all have their secrets and Patrick's fictional portrayal of these sexy movie stars will have readers on the edge of their seats - or beds - as they read one steamy, scandal-ridden, sexy page after another.


San Francisco

Author by : Dale Fehringer
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 61
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Description : Do you enjoy stories about San Francisco? San Francisco: Legends, Heroes, & Heartthrobs offers unique and compelling anecdotes about the City by the Bay, told through its people. From the Gold Rush, to the 1906 earthquake, to the Summer of Love - there are distinct, eye-catching illustrations and short, easy-to-digest stories with intriguing twists. Miners, musicians, athletes, and writers - names you will recognize (like Mark Twain, Tony Bennett, and Willie Mays) and others you will appreciate getting to know. Sit back and enjoy while a local artist and an historian share stories about the people and places of historic San Francisco.


Heart Throbs Of The West

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Languange : en
Publisher by :
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