By Richard F. Hardin
Love in a eco-friendly colour examines for the 1st time intensive the reception heritage of Daphnis and Chloe in literature, starting with its Renaissance rediscovery and dealing via its a number of adjustments in English, French, Spanish, and other literatures. while, Richard F. Hardin launches a groundbreaking exploration of the idyllic romance culture in fiction and drama. whereas Virgil and Theocritus beget a practice of poetry fascinated by male eroticism, idyllic romance facilities at the couple in a narrative pointing towards marriage. as well as Daphnis and Chloe, this research considers quite a few works stimulated through the idyllic romance culture, together with Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Milton’s Paradise misplaced, Bernardin’s Paul et Virginie, Stowe’s The Pearl of Orr’s Island, Cather’s O Pioneers!, novels by means of Sand, Hardy, and Pardo Bazan, Louis Hemon’s Maria Chapdelaine, and Mishima’s The Sound of Waves.