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Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism | Historical Romance Books
Another interesting article. “Bodice-rippers,” the most famous term associated with the romance genre are, according to the book Beyond Heaving Bosoms: “typically set in the past, and the hero is a great deal older, more brutal, and more rapetastic than the heroine.” The heroines were young, virginal women whose purity was of paramount importance to their