Ce que le roman catholique fait au roman sentimental : le cas de la collection « Amour et aventure »

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Here's a version of the abstract in English:

From the early 1940s to the mid-1960s, popular edition in Quebec enjoyed unprecedented successes, notably through the publication of many series of short novels mainly published by Éditions Police-Journal. The content of these more modern and urban short novels escaped the control of the clerical authorities and proposed, in the opinion of Roman Catholic elites, questionable values. To counter such a growing influence, Fides created the collection “Amour et aventure” in 1947. Analysing these publications from the perspective of the more commercial sentimental novels, this article seeks to understand the reasons behind its failure.

As noted, it points out how the short novels failed as romances.