Heroines: demigoddess, prima donna, movie star
An anthology of celebrated heroines from antiquity to the present discusses the historical truth behind the myths and legends and features profiles of Alcestis, Antigone, Moll Flanders, Isolde, Medusa, Liberty, and Thelma and Louise, among others.
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Admetus Alcestis American ancient myths Ann Radcliffe Antigone Astraea beauty called Carmen castle celebrated century Chaucer Clara Reeve Cleopatra Cuchulain Dagny Daisy dark daughter dead Death Queen demigoddess died Don Jose Dumas earth Electra Emily Emma England English epic Euripides father Faulkner Flaubert forest France French girl Gothic fiction Greece Greek Hercules hero heroine Hjordis honor husband Ireland Jane Jane Eyre Joan of Arc justice killed King Mark Kleist knowledge Laclos lady lives Lucrece Madame Bovary Manon Lescaut Marguerite Maria Medea Medusa Merimee modern Moll Flanders Morrigu mother murder never novel novelist opera Orleans Paris person Phryne poet priestess princess prostitution Pushkin Queen Isolde Queen Maeve reader Roman Rousseau Russian Scotland Sigurd stone story Tess Theodora Tolstoy tragedy Translated Tristan Viking Virgin warrior white goddess wife William Faulkner witch woman women words worship York young