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Author Ellis, Samantha, author.

Title How to be a heroine : or, What I've learned from reading too much / Samantha Ellis.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House LLC, 2015.

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Description 264 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Vintage original
Vintage original.
Vintage original
Vintage original.
Summary "Debating literature's greatest heroines with a friend, playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation--"My whole life, I'd been trying to be Cathy, when I should have been trying to be Jane." With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. And, just as she excavates the stories of her favorite characters, Ellis also shares a frank, often humorous account of her own life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
"A young writer explores what some of the greatest women in literature have meant to her--and how these timeless characters still serve as a guide for the way we lead our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
"Debating literature's greatest heroines with a friend, playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation--"My whole life, I'd been trying to be Cathy, when I should have been trying to be Jane." With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. And, just as she excavates the stories of her favorite characters, Ellis also shares a frank, often humorous account of her own life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index.
Contents The Little Mermaid -- Anne of Green Gables -- Lizzy Bennet -- Scarlett O'Hara -- Franny Glass -- Esther Greenwood -- Lucy Honeychurch -- The Dolls (from the Valley) -- Cathy Earnshaw -- Flora Poste -- Scheherazade.
Subject Heroines in literature.
Women in literature.
Ellis, Samantha -- Books and reading.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Humor.
HUMOR -- Form -- Essays.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Humor.
HUMOR -- Form -- Essays.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
Added Title What I've learned from reading too much
ISBN 9781101872093 (Vintage Trade Paperback)
1101872098 (Vintage Trade Paperback)
9781101872109 (eBook)
9781101872109 (eBook)
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