Unfair Age Gap? Post by Sue

In older books that we consider classics, Daddy Long Legs, for example (a book of which I am personally very fond) or in new ones like Twilight, we willingly accept girls as young as 16 or so marrying men old enough to be their uncle (Daddy Long Legs) or great grandfathers (Twilight *cough*). Often the men are in positions of authority over their wards — is the creepy situation depicted in Sweeney Todd then so very different from those in my Harlequin period romances?

Read more thoughts on unequal relationships with children as depicted in literature here.

 

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