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The Heroines Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder Erin Blakemore

The Heroines Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

Erin Blakemore

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ISBN : 9780061958762
Hardcover
224 pages
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An exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors, The Heroines Bookshelf shows todays women how to tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence and grace.Jo March, Scarlett OHara, Scout Finch—the literaryMoreAn exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors, The Heroines Bookshelf shows todays women how to tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence and grace.Jo March, Scarlett OHara, Scout Finch—the literary canon is brimming with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines and celebrated female authors. Like todays women, they placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family. When they were up against the wall, authors like Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott fought back—sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions. In this witty, informative, and inspiring read, their stories offer much-needed literary intervention to modern women.Full of beloved heroines and the remarkable writers who created them, The Heroines Bookshelf explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters such as Jane Eyre and Lizzy Bennet can encourage women today.Each legendary character is paired with her central quality—Anne Shirley is associated with irrepressible Happiness, while Scarlett OHara personifies Fight—along with insights into her authors extraordinary life. From Zora Neale Hurston to Colette, Laura Ingalls Wilder to Charlotte Brontë, Harper Lee to Alice Walker, here are authors and characters whose spirited stories are more inspiring today than ever.