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Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines Hardcover – Illustrated, August 27, 2013
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From the Publisher
"Richly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Well-Read Women is the perfect convergence of literature and art-and a wonderful gift for any passionate reader. I have devoured it already several times over." - Lisa Congdon, artist and illustrator
"Samantha Hahn has a knack for capturing the fluidity of a costume and the gloss of an eye or lip." - New York Times Book Review
"Samantha Hahn's Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines (Chronicle) is absolutely gorgeous and has inspired me to read some new titles. I'm still deciding which is my favorite spread; it changes each time I open this book." - LibraryJournal.com
"Samantha Hahn's exuberant watercolors paired with sharply chosen quotes feel at once nostalgic and modern, stylish and genuine. All qualities befitting the complex women she renders." - Stella Bugbee, editorial director, New York magazine/thecut.com
"Samantha Hahn's lush and dreamy illustrations capture the hearts of literature's most adored heroines. They're all here-Clarissa Dalloway, Dorothea Brooke, Nancy Drew-and each one is drawn so magnificently that their authors would rejoice as we rejoice, and tear the pages from this book to hang on their walls." - Emma Straub, author, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures
"The perfect collection of our favorite fictional heroines brought to life in gorgeous illustrations by the immensely talented Samantha Hahn-it's destined to become a classic and inspire readers and artists alike." - Christiane Lemieux, CEO, DwellStudio, and author, Undecorate
"The portraits are breathtaking - sometimes tender, sometimes intense, always thoughtfully evocative of each heroine's persona and sensibility." - Brain Pickings
"These women are important. They illuminate the world. So read, read, read their words. And learn what life is." -Maira Kalman, artist, author And the Pursuit of Happiness
"Gorgeous." - Redbook
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Hardcover : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1452114153
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452114156
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.75 x 9.5 inches
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #325,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The portraits made me re-evaluate how I’ve imagined the characters from the books I’ve already read and I know I’ll be returning to this book each time I read more of the novels involved. Although this book takes a very short time to read, it is a great coffee table book to flick through. I know I will cherish this book for a long time.
Die Auswahl der literarischen Figuren und ihrer Zitate finde ich sehr gelungen, wobei es sich zum Großteil um Figuren der klassischen Literatur handelt (z.B. Charaktere von Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, etc.).
Zu diesem Schmuckstück werde ich bestimmt künftig noch oft greifen, sei es zum Lesen der schönen Zitate oder zum Betrachten der schönen Illustrationen!