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An uncommon heroine : Scarlett, Edna, Sula--and more than 20 other of the most remarkable women in literature

Author: Jamie Cox Robertson
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. Wives and mothers, daughters and lovers, these women all have one thing in common--they're uncommon heroines. With more than twenty excerpts from great classic novels such as Gone with the Wind, Bel Canto, Wuthering Heights, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, this captivating collection celebrates the women we admire, envy, and are inspired  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Cox Robertson
ISBN: 9781440504174 1440504172
OCLC Number: 548651235
Description: vii, 247 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Anne Elliot in Persuasion by Jane Austen --
Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë --
Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë --
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote --
Ántonia Shimrda in My Ántonia by Willa Cather --
Edna Pontellier in The awakening by Kate Chopin --
Amy Dorrit in Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens --
Dorothea Brooke in Middlemarch by George Eliot --
Tita de la Garza in Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel --
Gloria Patch in The beautiful and the damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Tess Durbeyfield in Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy --
Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Maria Chapdelaine in Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hémon --
Janie Crawford in Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston --
Isabel Archer in Portrait of a lady by Henry James --
Taylor Greer in The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver --
Rachel in Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant --
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell --
Sula Peace in Sula by Toni Morrison --
Roxane Coss in Bel canto by Ann Patchett --
Indiana in Indiana : a love story by George Sand --
Winnie Louie in The kitchen god's wife by Amy Tan --
Anna Arkadyevna Karenina in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy --
Countess Ellen Mingott Olenska in The age of innocence by Edith Wharton --
Clarissa Dalloway in The voyage out by Virginia Woolf.
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"Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. Wives and mothers, daughters and lovers, these women all have one thing in common--they're uncommon heroines. With more than twenty excerpts from great classic novels such as Gone with the Wind, Bel Canto, Wuthering Heights, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, this captivating collection celebrates the women we admire, envy, and are inspired by--generation after generation.

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