8 Classic Books that All Women Should Read

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Classical Books give women good sense and foundation. Every woman should at some point in their life grab a book from the Classics section to help form their mind and sensibility.

1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Voted by Oprah Magazine as the top classical book for women, this book remains one of the most intriguing and well-written classics for women. Written by Edith Wharton in 1920 the novel speaks about the upper class young people whose impending marriage is threatened by the appearance of a seductive cousin who is coming to terms with her own divorce. A movie featuring Winona Ryder and Daniel Day Lewis was created out of this poignant book. Michelle Pfeiffer played the role of a potential home-wrecker. This classic remains to be one of the most sensible type of book ever written for women and still relevant no matter what century you are in.

2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

This is Jane Austen’s third novel and was published in 1814, this tells the story of Fanny Price, who age the age of 10 was sent to live with her well to do relatives so that her family will be relieved of the burden. This contains a classic love triangle between Henry and Edmund and speaks about different social classes during that time. But despite the technological advancements and changes in society, women all over the world are still able to relate with the dilemma of the main character- the message of the book and the characters are timeless. There are so many film adaptations about this classic book and remains one of the best loved stories by women all over the world.

3. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Written by a male writer in the 19th Century the main character in the book Isabel Archer remains one of the most intriguing characters in classical literature. From a naive and innocent girl, to someone who grows up wiser and more compassionate. Henry James wrote a masterpiece and continues to capture the heart of many through this book. Readers can sense the best of the Old World Europe and New America in this book. In here, women readers can find drama, wisdom and tenderness.


4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Women will always find this book heartwarming, fun and filled with friendship and good memories. This is a story about New England sisters who grew up in the Civil War Era. This book remains a favorite and is set to be released as a major motion picture. The writer focused on the life of real women, her sisters and the simplicity and honesty and real toils of the female characters has inspired countless of TV series adaptations- after all what could be better than to pattern a book from the lives of real, energetic and joyful women.


5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

First published in 1911, this became one of the most popular classical books for women. Intensely creative, and filled with the innocence of children, one cannot help but be swept away into another dimension as you read- it is so popular that there are so many stage and film adaptations even animations that has been created to tell the timeless story of the Secret Garden. It successfully tells the story of a young woman, who was able to transform her heart into gold after connecting and realizing that the world needs love and kindness.

6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Every girl should find the door to another dimension, the rabbit hole, the crazy world, the unexplained. Living here on earth is one big bonkers, so it would only make sense to suspend logic while reading this book and let your imagination flow! Have tea with some of the most creative and lovable weird characters ever created in a book, meet the Chesire Cat, the smoking catterpillar, follow the rabbit through the portal and go completely mad and gaze into the unknown.

7. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Every woman in the world has fallen in love with Sarah Crewe the lead character of this book, from luxury to poverty she learns the lesson of hard work, the meaning of friendship, and perseverance in life.

8. Emma by Jane Austen

The lead character in the book Emma Woodhouse lives a simple life and was given a bit more freedom and privileges as a woman, what would she do with her freedom and liberty? She would mingle and meddle with the life of her neighbors of course and would later on discover the impact of influence when applied to different social classes. This Jane Austen Classic is the epitome of sense and fun.

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