An Uncommon Heroine (Paperback)

Scarlett, Edna, Sula--and More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature

By Jamie Cox Robertson

Adams Media, 9781440504174, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2010

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
-Simone de Beauvoir

Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. From wives and mothers to daughters and lovers, these women all have one thing in common--they're uncommon heroines. This unique collection includes more than twenty great novel excerpts depicting women young and old, wise and weary, flamboyant and cunning such as:
  • Emma Woodhouse in Emma by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
  • Celie in The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This book celebrates the women we envy, admire, and are inspired by--generation after generation.

About the Author

Jamie Cox Robertson holds a master's degree in literature and lectures at Suffolk University in Boston. She has designed and taught literary seminars for the OASIS Institute, a nationwide adult education organization, and taught literature and writing at Webster University, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Cambridge Adult Education Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, Robertson was the founding editor of Southern Literary Review,, an online source for quality southern fiction. She is also the author of A Literary Paris.