Women have been churning out works of literature for about as long as men have, but their work hasn't always been received with the same enthusiasm. Many of our literary heroines' works were published back in the day, but under pen names that alluded to male origins. Even modern author Joanne Rowling was encouraged to disguise the fact she was a woman, because her publishers were afraid it would alienate little boys from reading her work. Hence the infamy of J.K. Rowling, the renowned Harry Potter author.
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