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13 Literary Figures that Resonate with Me

As always, no particular order with the list:
  1. Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice

Lakshmi from Patricia McCormick's Sold

Patty from Bette Greene's Summer of My German Soldier and Morning is a Long Time Coming

Susie Salmon from Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones

Mulan from the Chinese poem, portrayed in various sources

Heathcliff from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens as portrayed in Dan Simmons' Drood

Coco Chanel as described in Axel Madsen's Chanel: A Woman of Her Own

Dougless Montgomery and Nicholas Stafford from Jude Deveraux's A Knight in Shining Armor

Clara from Margo Kaufman's Clara the Early Years: The Story of the Pug who Ruled My Life

Ariel from Elie Wiesel's The Fifth Son


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