Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels Explained [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 largely comprised of women? Or is it something else…

The bad reputation of romance can be traced to surprising dictionary definitions, women’s...
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Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels Explained

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Overview

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 largely comprised of women? Or is it something else…

The bad reputation of romance can be traced to surprising dictionary definitions, women’s evolving social roles, window taxes, the rising middle class, the cost of a ream of paper in the nineteenth century, the love match marriage, the status quo, the industrial revolution, and the ongoing tension between high and low art. Discover the origins of the stigma against popular romance novels by looking at examples of eighteenth and nineteenth century popular literature, those who read it and those wrote it. It has nothing to do with the covers and everything to do with revolution. These books were scorned because they were dangerous.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013479890
  • Publisher: Maya Rodale
  • Publication date: 12/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 274,627
  • File size: 52 KB

Meet the Author

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and it wasn’t long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in women and fiction. She also received her master’s degree from New York University, with an M.A. in humanities and social thought. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own. Please visit her on the web at www.mayarodale.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    A quick read

    This was a little rough, and some odd turns of phrase stood out to me (in particular i dont think she gets the concept of the invisible hand!) But i enjoyed it

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    Posted December 24, 2011

    The bop The book

    Very boring

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