Tuesday, December 6, 2011
It's not a deep, academic dissection of character, but the essays are still insightful and well thought out. They're also accessible to every reader, not just the literature scholar. And the fact that they are so easy to read may encourage more timid readers to pick up a classic that may have intimidated them before.
Again, I think the key here is how accessible the essays are. They're the perfect length for reading one at a time, but they're so interesting that it's also easy to sit down and devour the whole book (which I did). I think it helped that I had read most of the books that were discussed (I haven't read Gone With the Wind or the Colette books), but I was also really motivated to reread some of them and to pick up the ones I haven't experienced before.
I recommend it for anyone who loves books or is interested in the lives of women authors. I also think this would make a really great book for graduates or teens who are into literature and looking to learn a little bit more about what it takes to be a heroine.
Thank you to TLC for sending me a copy to review.
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