5 Classic Books With The Best Female Leading Characters In Literature

From a handmaid to a governess, female characters in literature have played many different roles.

As an avid reader, I find myself connecting with these books on a significant level.

Some of the quotes in these books were written decades or even centuries ago, yet I am able to see myself in them.

That is the beauty of the written word.

In this post, I have narrowed down 5 of my favorite and best classic novels with leading female characters in the history of literature.

These are books that will captivate your reading appetite and intellect.

If you haven’t read these classic novels, what are you waiting for?

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1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

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2. Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 

There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting. – Anne Of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

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3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Don’t let the bastards grind you down. – The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

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4. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun. – Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen

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5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

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Source: Penguin Random House

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  1. Great collections! Will soon try to order some, thanks for sharing ☺

  2. I’ve had the Handmaid’s Tale on my reading list for the longest time now! This motivated me to go out and get a copy haha!

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