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From the evil to the undeniably perfect, these are the greatest female characters from literature of all genres.

This list includes the best female characters of all ages, from the youthful Matilda (“Matilda”) to the ever-so-adult Evelyn Couch (“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”).

Why do female literary characters stay with readers long after they’ve finished reading the novels these characters are featured in?

Often, it’s due to the intimacy with which readers have come to know a character.

Jane Eyre (and all of her desires and feelings), for example, becomes so real to readers that they feel as if they’ve met and understood this amazing female character.

Other times, readers love female characters in literature because of the audacity of their actions.

Scarlett O’Hara (“Gone with the Wind”) was exceedingly bold for a woman of her time, while Madame Defarge (“A Tale of Two Cities”) is an exemplar of tireless villainy.

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There’s nothing like a good book and getting really invested in a story and the characters.

Give me a book and some coffee, and I’ll have the greatest day ever.