1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email


Female characters are tragic, triumphant, drawing out the deepest emotions of love, hate, fear, and tears. Just a few of the famous female characters include: Edna Pontellier, Madame Bovary, Moll Flanders, and more. Read more about women in literature.
  1. Feminist Theory & Studies
  2. Isolation and Exile - Theme
  3. Motherlessness (1)
  4. Mothers (16)
  5. Wicked Stepmother (9)
  6. Women Writers

The Mother of Oedipus: Destined to Sorrow
Oedipus married his mother and murdered his father, but there are other characters in the tragedy. Jocasta was the mother who lost her son, husbands, and even her life.

Before You Buy Books About Mothers
Where do you start searching for books and literature for your mother? Here are some tips and pages that should give you some ideas about books and authors in the realm of Classic Literature.

Books About Famous Fictional Heroines
In exploring the world of literature, these heroines come immediately to mind: Edna Pontellier, Madame Bovary, Moll Flanders, Anna Karenin, Lily Bart, Jane Eyre, Hester Prynne, Elizabeth Bennet, Daisy Miller, and Murasaki Shikibu. These novels feature just a few of the many...

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.