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Ten Tragic Heroines I Have Not Forgotten

Ms. L. M. Smith "turquoise_floyd"
 
The House of Mirth (Wordsworth Classics)
The House of Mirth (Wordsworth Classics)
"Lily Bart will break your heart as she tries to get along and fails..."
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Oxford World's Classics)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Oxford World's Classics)
"Poor, beleagued Tess - always at the mercy of other people's whims..."
The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Mill on the Floss (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Lively Maggie Tulliver, as unforgettable as any heroine..."
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Catherine Earnshaw, not the most likeable but tragic all the same"
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Jane comes upon happiness eventually, but she suffers before she arrives at it's gates..."
The Custom of the Country (Oxford World's Classics)
The Custom of the Country (Oxford World's Classics)
"Undine Spragg may seem like she's a winner, but is she?"
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Antoinette Cosway, madness by genetics or by design?"
Vanity Fair (Penguin Popular Classics)
Vanity Fair (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Not the irresistibly wicked Becky Sharp but Amelia Sedley, ruined by her adoration of the heartless George"
Mansfield Park (Penguin Popular Classics)
Mansfield Park (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Fanny Price may have a happy ending to her story, but it's a tough road, getting there."
Anna Karenina (Wordsworth Classics)
Anna Karenina (Wordsworth Classics)
"And the ultimate in tragic heroines, Anna Karenina..."