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Women's History Month - Women Writers & Famous Heroines in Literature

Women's History Month is the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of women writers, but it's also important to remember famous heroines, who have played such a major role in our literature. Read more about the writers, and then discover some of our most unforgettable female characters.
  1. Feminist Theory & Studies
  2. Isolation and Exile - Theme
  3. Women - Female Characters
  4. Women Writers

Women's History - Jone Johnson Lewis
Discover the most comprehensive collection of resources related to Women's History available!

A Woman Young and Old - William Butler Yeats
Read "A Woman Young and Old," by William Butler Yeats.

Beautiful Women - Walt Whitman
Read "Beautiful Women," by Walt Whitman.

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.

Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read "Herland," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

On the Education of Women - Daniel Defoe
Read "On the Education of Women," by Daniel Defoe.

Patterns - Amy Lowell
Read "Patterns," by Amy Lowell (1874-1925).

The Muse Strikes Back
In this book, Katherine McAlpine and Gail White bring together works that respond to the Muse archetype.

The Rights of Women - Anna Laetitia Aikin (Barbauld)
Read "The Rights of Women," by Anna Laetitia Aikin (Barbauld).

The Wife - Washington Irving
Read "The Wife," by Washington Irving.

Vindication on the Rights of Women - Mary Wollstonecraft
Wollstonecraft determined to be an author as she wrote, "I am then going to be the first of a new genus." Read the complete work.

We As Women - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read "We As Women," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935).

Women and Economics - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read "Women and Economics," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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