The list author says: "All these books feature one or more female characters (not necessarily the protagonist) whom exemplify remarkable personalities and/or achievements. Interesting all! I could have listed many more books but I wanted to deal with those with which I am most familiar and which left a lasting impression on me.
"The lives of two sisters take very different turns, all through a comedy of errors: a young man accidentally proposes by mail to the "wrong one"... he thinks. This is a great story of 19th Century adventure."