Of all the romance novels least likely to be considered feminist, it might be the bodice rippers. But is that a fair assumption?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that romance readers are single women in possession of cats and in want of a man. Here is the truth about the romance novel reader.
In which I relate how this literature snob discovered the joy of the “low brow” and the value of romance novels.
While there isn’t very much scholarship about romance novels (yet!) there are a few outstanding books focusing on the genre, its readers and its development. Here are must Must Reads for the romance scholar or the romance reader who just wants to know more about her beloved books.
Why are romance novels, such a massively powerful and profitable female-driven industry, exemplified by Fabio?