Soooo…what classic female literary character am I? Ms. Lizzie Bennett.
I can live with that.
Or, perhaps more to the point: I handle sleeping with Mr. Darcy. 😉 I can remember the first time I read P&P. It was in high school. I’d just finished and fallen in love with Wuthering Heights (still a favorite–I’ve got entire passages memorized, and as far as movie versions go: you can’t beat Ralph Fiennes as a tortured Heathcliff), and just steamrolled right on into P&P. I read it with a friend, and we were made all swoony with our imagined Mr. Darcys.
You know, I wonder if modern writers are writing and developing characters that will live like the characters from the classics do? I know the odds are against most books acheiving that sort of status, but some obviously will. So how about it: What modern books (writen from 1950’s to today) will stand the test of time. One hundred years from now, who will be mentioned as great characters from ‘classic’ literature?