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The Resource How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much

How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much

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How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
Title
How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Ellis
Title variation
How to be a heroine
Title variation remainder
or, what Ive learned from reading too much
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Debating literature's greatest heroines with a friend, playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation--"My whole life, I'd been trying to be Cathy, when I should have been trying to be Jane." With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. And, just as she excavates the stories of her favorite characters, Ellis also shares a frank, often humorous account of her own life growing up in a tight-knit Iraqi Jewish community in London. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives"--
  • "A young writer explores what some of the greatest women in literature have meant to her--and how these timeless characters still serve as a guide for the way we lead our lives"--
Summary
Taking a retrospective look at the literary ladies, both the characters and writers, whom she has loved since childhood, a playwright and journalist evaluates how her heroines stack up today and shares her experiences growing up in London in a very tightly knit Iraqi-Jewish community
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Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2016
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10396361
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Ellis, Samantha
Dewey number
809.3/927
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3411
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Ellis, Samantha
  • Heroines in literature
  • Women in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
Target audience
adult
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or, what I've learned from reading too much
Label
How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
ocn900193944
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Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101872109
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rdamedia.
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FA7990C2-92EC-4C75-8D5C-2380A2FC4B77
Label
How to Be a Heroine : Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn900193944
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101872109
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FA7990C2-92EC-4C75-8D5C-2380A2FC4B77

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