The Women


While many dime novels follow similar patterns, sharing plots and general characteristics, no two dime novels are the exactly same. It is in the differences of their specific characters that the distinctions are most apparent. The women discussed in this exhibit are just a sampling of the variety of shy, fiery, intelligent, and otherwise fascinating characters to be found in dime novels. Explore these women, their stories and choices, loves and losses, and see how different combinations of situations and characteristics make them unique.