Mistress of Mellyn Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Eleanor Hibbert
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Mistress of Mellyn is genre fiction of the popular gothic romance variety.

Most readers who choose to read Victoria Holt novels are familiar with the genre and know what to expect from the books. Because this novel is typical of the genre in so many ways, it offers an excellent opportunity to discuss the appeal of romance reading. Discussion might center around what readers expect from gothic fiction. Plots of this and other novels in this genre by Holt feature variations in setting, but little variation in situation. Readers obviously enjoy the books because they know what to expect, rather than because they like to be surprised. Another possible point of discussion is how much variation is acceptable in the plot and characterizations. How does realism enter into expectations?

And, because the novel focuses on bringing lovers together, it invites stimulating discussion of relationships and gender...

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