What were the reasons for the popularity of novels among women?

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What were the reasons for the popularity of novels among women?
Answer:

  • It allowed for a new conception of womanhood.
  • Stories of Love—which were a staple theme of many novels—showed women who could choose or refuse their partners and relationships.
  • It showed women who could, to some extent, control their lives. Some women authors also wrote novels about women who changed the world of both men and women.