Female reader  

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"Most noble damsels, for whose solace I have addressed myself to so long a labour, I have now, methinketh, with the aid of the Divine favour, (vouchsafed me, as I deem, for your pious prayers and not for my proper merits,) throughly accomplished that which I engaged."--The Decameron (1353) by Giovanni Boccaccio

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In the history of fiction, women have been voracious readers, depicted many times as such in painting during Early modernity.

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