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Viola

The Twelfth Night, or What You Will - William Shakespeare (1601-2)
Conceal me what I am; and be my aid
For such disguise as, haply, shall become
The form of my intent.


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1. Twelfth Night (1980)
Played by Felicity Kendal


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2. Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Played by Imogen Stubbs


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3. She's the Man (2006)
Played by Amanda Bynes

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Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe (1721)

"I was now the most unhappy of all women in the world. Oh! had the story never been told me, all had been well; it had been no crime to have lain with my husband, since as to his being my relation I had known nothing of it."
Played by Alex Kingston



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5. Moll Flanders (1996)
Played by Robin Wright



Elinor Dashwood

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (1811)
Elinor was to be the comforter of others in her own distresses, no less than in theirs; and all the comfort that could be given by assurances of her own composure of mind, and a very earnest vindication of Edward from every charge but of imprudence, was readily offered.
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6. Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Played by Irene Richard


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7. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Played by Emma Thompson


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8. Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Played by Hattie Morahan



Elizabeth Bennett

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (1813)
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
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9. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Played by Greer Garson


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10. Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Played by Elizabeth Garvie


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11. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Played by Jennifer Ehle


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12. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Played by Keira Knightley



Emma Woodhouse

Emma - Jane Austen (1815)
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
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13. Clueless (1995)
Modern adaptation, played by Alicia Silverstone


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14. Emma (1996)
Played by Kate Beckinsale


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15. Emma (1996)
Played by Gwyneth Paltrow



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16. Emma (2009)
Played by Romola Garai



Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (1837)
"I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give."
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17. Jane Eyre (1943)
Played by Joan Fontaine


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18. Jane Eyre (1973)
Played by Sorcha Cusack


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19. Jane Eyre (1983)
Played by Zelah Clarke


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20. Jane Eyre (1996)

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21. Jane Eyre (1997)
Played by Samantha Morton


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22. Jane Eyre (2006)
Played by Ruth Wilson


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23. Jane Eyre (2011)
Played by Mia Wasikowska



Becky Sharp

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
And now, being received as a member of the amiable family whose portraits we have sketched in the foregoing pages, it became naturally Rebecca's duty to make herself, as she said, agreeable to her benefactors, and to gain their confidence to the utmost of her power. Who can but admire this quality of gratitude in an unprotected orphan; and, if there entered some degree of selfishness into her calculations, who can say but that her prudence was perfectly justifiable?
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24. Vanity Fair (1998)
Played by Natasha Little


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25. Vanity Fair (2004)


Hester Prynne

The Scarlet Letter - Natahniel Hawthorne (1850)
My heart was a habitation large enough for many guests, but lonely and chill, and without a household fire. I longed to kindle one! It seemed not so wild a dream.
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26. The Scarlet Letter (1926)
Played by Lillian Gish


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27. The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Played by Demi Moore


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28. Easy A (2010)
Modern adaptation starring Emma Stone



Catherine Earnshaw

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë (1847)
"Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy. That will do to explain my secret, as well as the other. I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire."
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29. Wuthering Heights (1939)
Played by Merle Oberon


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30. Wuthering Heights (1992)
Played by Juliette Binoche


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31. Wuthering Heights (2009)
Played by Charlotte Riley


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32. Wuthering Heights (2011)
Played by Kaya Scodelario



Emma Bovary

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (1856)
Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words "bliss," "passion," and "rapture" -- words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.
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33. Madame Bovary (1934)

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34. Madame Bovary (1949)
Played by Jennifer Jones


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35. Madame Bovary (1991)
Played by Isabelle Huppert


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36. Madame Bovary (2000)
Played by Frances O'Cononr





Alice

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (1865)
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'

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37. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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38. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

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39. Alice in Wonderland (1985)

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40. Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Played by Tina Majorino

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41. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Played by Mia Wasikowska

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina - Lev Tolstoy (1877)

My reason will still not understand why I pray, but I shall still pray, and my life, my whole life, independently of anything that may happen to me, is every moment of it no longer meaningless as it was before, but has an unquestionable meaning of goodness with which I have the power to invest it"
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42. Anna Karenina (1935)
Played by Greta Garbo


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43. Anna Karenina (1948)
Played by Vivien Leigh


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44. Anna Karenina (1977)
Played by Nicola Pagett


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45. Anna Karenina (1997)
Played by Sophie Marceau


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46. Anna Karenina (2000)
Played by Helen McCrory


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47. Anna Karenina (2012)
Played by Keira Knightley



Jo March

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (1868)

Fifteen-year-old Jo was very tall, thin, and brown, and reminded one of a colt, for she never seemed to know what to do with her long limbs, which were very much in her way. She had a decided mouth, a comical nose, and sharp, gray eyes, which appeared to see everything, and were by turns fierce, funny, or thoughtful.
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48. Little Women (1933)

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49. Little Women (1949)
Played by June Allyson


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50. Little Women (1987)

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 11 20:58
Very nice! For Emma Woodhouse, you could also add Cher from Clueless, since its a modern adaption of Emma.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 4 8:53
Great job! Keep your eyes peeled for a new Madame Bovary starring Mia Wasikowska coming out late 2013 or maybe 2014.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 4 19:22
Great List :)

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