Moore, H. Napier
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The speaker responds to some questions that he is frequently asked, such as "Why on earth do you buy the stuff you print?" and "Why in every issue must you have these saccharine love stories?" A detailed discussion follows as to why these stories appear in every issue of the magazine, why the public can't possibly get along without them, and an explanation of the fact that nine out of ten love stories end in wedding bells. The difficulty of tracing the origin of the love story. The marked variation in love stories between countries. Similarities of all short stories. An examination of archetypal male and female characters in love stories. Familiar plots. Some words on marriage.