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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.


People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Played by Felicity Kendal

People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Played by Imogen Stubbs

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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."
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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.
People who added this item 1506 Average listal rating (835 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Played by Emma Thompson

People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Played by Hattie Morahan

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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.”
People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Played by Greer Garson

People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Played by Elizabeth Garvie

People who added this item 714 Average listal rating (471 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.9
Played by Jennifer Ehle

People who added this item 2994 Average listal rating (1814 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Played by Keira Knightley

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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.
People who added this item 2508 Average listal rating (1618 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Clueless (1995)
Modern adaptation, played by Alicia Silverstone

People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Emma (1996)
Played by Kate Beckinsale

People who added this item 572 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Emma (1996)
Played by Gwyneth Paltrow


People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Emma (2009)
Played by Romola Garai

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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."
People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Jane Eyre (1943)
Played by Joan Fontaine

People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Played by Zelah Clarke

People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Jane Eyre (1996)
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Played by Samantha Morton

People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Jane Eyre (2006)
Played by Ruth Wilson

People who added this item 852 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Played by Mia Wasikowska

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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?
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Played by Natasha Little

People who added this item 587 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Vanity Fair (2004)
Played by Reese Witherspoon

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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.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Played by Lillian Gish

People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
Played by Demi Moore

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Easy A (2010)
Modern adaptation starring Emma Stone

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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."
People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Played by Merle Oberon

People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Played by Juliette Binoche

People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Played by Charlotte Riley

People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
Played by Kaya Scodelario

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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.
People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Madame Bovary (1991)
Played by Isabelle Huppert

People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Played by Frances O'Cononr



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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?'

People who added this item 3038 Average listal rating (1966 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4

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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Played by Tina Majorino

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People who added this item 4636 Average listal rating (3016 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
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"
People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7
Anna Karenina (1935)
Played by Greta Garbo

People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Played by Nicola Pagett

People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Anna Karenina (1997)
Played by Sophie Marceau

People who added this item 816 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Anna Karenina (2012)
Played by Keira Knightley

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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.
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Little Women (1933)
Played by Katharine Hepburn

People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Little Women (1949)
Played by June Allyson


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