Literature’s feistiest females

On International Women’s Day it is worth a thought to consider who you think are the most admirable / interesting / provocative female characters in literature. has made a list of 40 gutsy fictional heroines. They include:

  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Lisbeth Salander
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Scout Finch
  • Catherine Earnshaw
  • Connie Chatterley
  • Emma Bovary

See for the full list.

Are there any other female characters that should be added?

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