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Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels Explained Maya Rodale

Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels Explained

Maya Rodale

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For every woman who has hidden the cover of her book...Despite their popularity and profitability, romance novels have long been scorned and ridiculed as trashy literature. Is it the covers? Is it because the audience and authors are largelyMoreFor every woman who has hidden the cover of her book...Despite their popularity and profitability, romance novels have long been scorned and ridiculed as trashy literature. Is it the covers? Is it because the audience and authors are largely comprised of women? Or is it something else?Perhaps the bad reputation of romance has to do with surprising dictionary definitions, women, window taxes, the poor, the cost of a ream of paper in the nineteenth century, the rise of the love match marriage, the social status quo, the industrial revolution, and the ongoing tension between high and low art. Discover the origins of the stigma against popular romance novels, those who read it and those who wrote it. It has nothing to do with the covers. These books were scorned because they were dangerous.