The Heroine's Bookshelf

The Heroine's Bookshelf

Life Lessons From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book - 2010
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In this compelling book of beloved heroines and the remarkable writers who created them, Erin Blakemore explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters such as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, Scarlett O'Hara, Scout Finch and Jo March can inspire women today.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061958762
Branch Call Number: 809.93352 BLAKEMORE
Characteristics: xxi, 200 p. ; 19 cm


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Jun 16, 2016

I enjoyed reading about the authors versus their characters, and what we can learn from each of them. There were a few books that I haven't read, so I've added them to my to-read list. Some of the authors mentioned are Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice), Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind), Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), and a few others. Some of the authors are completely scandalous, and Blakemore really likes them. Each author/character combo is an essay on its own. I recommend this to anyone who likes reading classics with a female lead.


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