chapter  6
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The Invasion, or How Women Wrote More for Less

In the discussion of periodization in chapter 5, we assumed that socialization and shared experiences may lead to a proclivity to engage in certain kinds of activities, but that to reach fulfillment proclivities must meet suitable opportunities. Thus, although authors may wish to publish novels, they cannot do so unless publishers wish to produce their books. One can get some sense of the increased market for fiction manuscripts by examining how many novels were published by the early and late authors, women and men. We address this question in several ways. We examine which DNB authors published at least one novel, other genres in which DNB authors published at least one work, which authors published many novels, and which groups of authors specialized in which genres.