Twilight and History

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 4/12/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
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What were the social norms of the world that Edward grew up in? (Hint: Bella's guesses were a little off.)

Author Biography

Nancy R. Reagin is a professor of history and women's and gender studies at Pace University, who has published several books in modern European history. Her current research focuses on the history of literary fan communities. She's also an active fan who has worked on fan archives and Web sites, and has helped build fan organizations. She rooted for Team Jacob long after most reasonable people would have given up hope.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments: For Those Who Turned Usp. ix
Twilight's Timelinep. xi
Introduction: Frozen in Timep. 1
Your Basic Human-Vampire-Werewolf/Shape-shifter Triangle: Bella, Edward, and Jacob
"An Old-Fashioned Gentleman"? Edward's Imaginary Historyp. 7
Biting Bella: Treaty Negotiation, Quileute History, and Why "Team Jacob" Is Doomed to Losep. 26
CinderBella: Twilight, Fairy Tales, and the Twenty-First-Century American Dreamp. 47
Courting Edward Cullen: Courtship Rituals and Marital Expectations in Edward's Youthp. 70
Some Family History: The Cullen Coven
Jasper Hale, the Oldest Living Confederate Veteranp. 89
Smoky Mountain Twilight: The Appalachian Roots of Emmett McCarty Cullen and His Familyp. 106
Better Turned Than "Cured"? Alice and the Asylump. 127
Carlisle Cullen and the Witch Hunts of Puritan Londonp. 145
A Subtle and Dangerous Gift: Jasper Hale and the Specter of the American Civil Warp. 163
Like Other American Families, Only Not: The Cullens and the "Ideal" Family in American Historyp. 182
A World of Vampires: The Volturi and Beyond
The Sort of People Who Hired Michelangelo as Their Decorator: The Volturi as Renaissance Rulersp. 207
"Where Do the Cullens Fit In?": Vampires in European Folklore, Science, and Fictionp. 227
Getting Younger Every Decade: Being a Teen Vampire during the Twentieth Centuryp. 245
The Forks High School Facultyp. 263
Index: Alice Foresaw All of Thisp. 267
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