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Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels Explained [Kindle Edition]

Maya Rodale
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Book Description

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?

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.



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About 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. She has received her BA and MA from New York University. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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  • File Size: 124 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Publisher: Maya Rodale (December 3, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JDSAFK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful study! February 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recommend it to everyone male or female curious about why a genre that is so popular is still stigmatized. Is smart, well researched and insightful. A wonderful way to remember that we like what we like and to heck with whatever anyone think of us.
A MUST READ!
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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 historical and contemporary romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own. Please visit her at www.mayarodale.com.

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