What are the best books by women?

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    #1Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Megan Duncan
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "After watching the 1996 series by BBC, I decided to check out the original novel and WOOOW it's even better than I expected. It's so much more than a simple love story. It comments on so many aspects of society like women's rights and class division. It's easy to write off books by women as nothing but romantic drivel, but Pride and Prejudice has a lot more to offer."
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    #2The Tale of Genji: (Deluxe Edition)

    The Tale of Genji: (Deluxe Edition)
    Tale of Genji is an 11th-century classic written by Murasaki Shikibu. This epic portrays Prince Genji and the life of a monarch in the Heian period. This edition uses Royall Tyler's translation.
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    Kimberly Stevens
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "I hated this book when I first read it in my literature class because it;s sooo boring because it was set in the Heian Period in Japan. And the book didn't use personal names that much. Genji is hard on his lovers. He is indecisive, his is demanding, but he chases one woman. If you are into short love poems, read this book. Recommended as one of the best books written by female authors."
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    #3Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Melissa Patel
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Such a classic victorian novel. Well, as I expected, it has everything that was relevant during the period but unlike other novels set in the victorian era, it has all the elements in one story. It also has a touch of gothic elements, the bizarre doppelganger, and the likes. Jane's journey I must say is very wrenching and emotional. Please, read this. One of the best book ever written by women."
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    #4Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.

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    Frank Rice
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "The character of Catherine and Heathcliff is not likable at all, and I understand why people do not appreciate this book because of the two. For me, they are both irrational and self-absorbed. But the scope of the story is monumental. Okay, I realize that a relationship could actually ruin other people's lives. Without you wanting them to be ruined. It isn't a perfect novel. However, it is thought-provoking."
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    #5Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Jeffrey Morris
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "I love Mary Shelley. I consider her as one of the best selling female authors of all time. And Frankenstein is one of my favorite, if not the most, horror novel of all time. I don't know if you noticed about the subplot where noble Christian characters risked their lives to save a Muslim friend. Although the conclusion of the novel seems incomplete to me. Yet I think it is one of the beauties of this book. Having an open-ended conclusion. "
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    #6Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.

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    Yang Lee
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "If you are into books set in the Civil War era in New England, Little Women is the perfect novel for you. Louisa May Alcott is a brilliant female writer. Okay, to be honest, I never recommended this to my friends because of its lowkey religious agenda. And that it gives me the notion that girls should all be little domestic homebodies. But, instead of taking it negatively, I was more inspired to strive harder and break the gender-role perpetuated by this patriarchal society. "
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    #7To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Judith McDonald
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Whoa, I never doubted that this novel would become a Pulitzer Prize winner and it would become a classic modern American lit. Basically, the plot is based on Lee's observations of her social milieu. She eloquently wrote this book on racism, prejudice, rape, and many more. Brilliant female author!"
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    #8The Awakening

    The Awakening

    The Awakening by Kate Chopin was first published in 1899, and at the time shocked the readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. The novel is also still widely admired today for its literary qualities.

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    Juan Hayes
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "One of way looking at life through a feminist's point of view. I have witnessed a lot of women talk about misogyny, sexism, and all. This is a rhetoric book typically about sleeping with whoever you wanna sleep with. Don't ever compare this book with the modern books written by famous feminist because this was set in the 19th century."

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Best What are the best books by women
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pride and PrejudiceBooks 19 Paid
2The Tale of Genji: (Deluxe Edition)Books 14 Paid
3Jane EyreBooks 7 Paid
4Wuthering Heights Books 3 Paid
5FrankensteinBooks 3 Paid
6Little WomenBooks 2 Paid
7To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 2 Paid
8The AwakeningBooks 1 Paid
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