Female Biographies

Biographies and autobiographies about women.
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1,046 books · 388 voters · list created July 18th, 2009 by Dustin Tatman (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Still reading Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette The Journey, but it will be on this list when I'm done with it, I think.


message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn I forget author, title, most everything, but......THE STORY OF A COLONIAL AMERICAN ENGLISH WOMAN CAPTURED BY INDIANS ??????

Where is Mary Shelley ? Where her Mom ?

Queen Victoria's impact staggering even if she was, well, very very Victorian.


message 3: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 15, 2009 07:25AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, I haven't voted for biographies of Mary Shelley or Mary Wollstonecraft because I haven't read any about them. As for Queen Victoria - I have read several, but at this point can't remember which!

But the form to add books to the list is over at the right.


message 4: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Eminent Victorians was a counter-cultural masterpiece--hardly a straightforward biographical work, but it's worth adding if only for its chapter on FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.


message 5: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women somehow belongs on this list....I confess, I want to vote for great and greatly important women and care less about the titles...besides, I suck at reading...words, words, words !


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I see this morphed into autobiographies as well as biographies, so I won't hold back.


message 7: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn She wrote an account of the 8 (?) years she was captive to the indians, a real person, 17th century....I'll find it.


message 8: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Is this only biographies, then? Should we delete the autobiographies and memoirs?


message 9: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Tatman Lobstergirl wrote: "Is this only biographies, then? Should we delete the autobiographies and memoirs?"

I considered autobiographies to be a type of biograpy.


message 10: by Richard (last edited Nov 24, 2014 12:41PM) (new)

Richard To Kill A Mockingbird is excellent, but I believe it is fiction.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It is indeed; I'll remove it.


message 12: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Removed for not being a biography/nonfiction in general:

Sense and Sensibility
Persuasion
Great Expectations
The Idiot
Invisible Man
Northanger Abbey


message 13: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Tatman I remember starting this list. I was reading a book about the 100 most influential scientists of all time, but there was only about a half dozen women in the book. It was also the month my daughter was born. I was thinking how I wanted her to have the opportunity to do whatever she chose in life, and the importance of role models. It's cool to see how many people have added to the list.


message 14: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 15, 2016 10:00AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Why is Kidnapped (#397) on this list?


message 15: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 15, 2016 10:03AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Dustin Tatman
Are letters okay too?


message 16: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Booklovinglady wrote: "Why is Kidnapped (#397) on this list?"

Deleted, plus a few chick lits.


message 17: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 16, 2016 01:12AM) (new)

Booklovinglady * I admit I haven't read it yet, but I'm not sure about The Pillow Book (#142) being on this list? Can it be considered an autobiography, even though it is not fiction?

* I haven't added it, as it is a fictional autobiography, but Moll Flanders came to mind, as it is, after all, an 'autobiography' :-)


message 18: by Elyse (new)

Elyse I loved the book Ride the Wind but I deleted it because it is historical fiction.


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Nickel and Dimed is not a biography/autobiography


message 20: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Persepolis = memoir, not biography/autobiography


message 21: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager The Bell Jar is fiction


message 22: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Chris wrote: "The Bell Jar is fiction"

I agree, although plenty of people would disagree.... (which is why I am reluctant to remove it).


message 23: by Emilio (new)

Emilio Daffy awesome


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