Remarkable Historical Women in Fiction

History has granted us a long list of remarkable, strong and powerful women. These are their stories (Fiction only!)(Must be based on actual, historical women)
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382 books · 217 voters · list created August 28th, 2010 by Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨ (votes) .
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I'm trying to add this http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59... *shrugs*


message 2: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 29, 2010 08:13AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Done. If you vote for it, I can remove my vote, as I haven't actually read it ...

That said, "Anne Frank's Diary" is most certainly not fiction -- nor is by its own definition "Out of Africa," even if Dinesen's approach to truth in storytelling might be considered somewhat arbitrary.


message 3: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Thankee TA
:O)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Bettie wrote: "Thankee TA
:O)"


My pleasure! :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads What remarkable famous real women are in "Little Women"?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) The authoress herself ... I thought we might as well add it, as it's essentially a thinly-veiled autobiography ...


message 8: by Shirleynature (new)

Shirleynature Forest lover by Susan Vreeland


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for being non-fiction: several works by Alison Weir (a historian who also writes historical novels). (GR ate my post detailing all of them, alas.)

Also I question, on the "real historical women" qualification, Mists of Avalon, Lysistrata, and Orlando.


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard I'm not sure that Pride and Prejudice belongs in this list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I agree, Richard. Where did you see it?


message 13: by Richard (new)

Richard Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I agree, Richard. Where did you see it?"

The third page, and the last entry with the number 213.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thank you. Will remove.


message 15: by Bemijnde (new)

Bemijnde mostly white/European women...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I hope you're adding your favorite books about other women, then. This list is, like most Listopias, totally crowd-sourced.


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