Name two women novelist of early 19th century of Britain. How did both of the give a glimpse of the life of women during that period?
The two popular women novelist of early 19th century of Britain were Rokeya Hossein and Hannah Mullens.
Women did not remain mere readers of stories written by men; soon they also began to write novels as well as poems, essays, short stories of autobiographies. The reason for the popularity of novels among women was that many novels showed women who could to some extent control their lives. Novels allowed for a new concept of womanhood. Some women authors also wrote about women who changed the world of both men and women.
Rokeya Hossein was a reformer who wrote a satiric fantasy in English called Sultana’s Dream which shows a topsy-turvy world in which women take the place of men. Her novel Padmarag also showed the need for women to reform their condition by their own actions.