How To Be A Heroine

How To Be A Heroine

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How To Be A Heroine

Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre?

Petrova or Posy?

Scarlett or Melanie?

Lace or Valley of the Dolls?

On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. She was all for wild, passionate Cathy; but her friend found Cathy silly, a snob, while courageous Jane makes her own way.

And that’s when Samantha realised that all her life she’d been trying to be Cathy when she should… (more)


How To Be A Heroine

Samantha Ellis is a playwright. In How To Be A Heroine, she examines the influence of her favourite literary heroines on her own life.

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

I found myself scrolling through my library’s online catalogue for the titles, and I’m looking forward to returning to How to Be a Heroine once more to read Ellis’ commentary. It’s hard to fault a book that loves other books so much.

Her eclectic heroines, from Shakespeare’s to Jilly Cooper’s, allow her to think about feminism without tangling with theory.

She is ardent about everything and writes of her favourite novels as if they were drugs, "inhaling" them, indulging in them, bingeing.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage Digital (January 02, 2014)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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