Skip to main content
InfoGuides | Pepperdine Libraries

ENG 380 Love Stories and Literary Heroines: Home

The course offers an in-depth study of five celebrated novels that recount the stories of literary heroines and the men who loved them.

Welcome

Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine in a scene from the 1943 film "Jane Eyre."

Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine in a scene from the 1943 film "Jane Eyre."

Getting Started

These online sources are good places to start your literature-related research.

Literature Specific Databases

Locate Biographical Information

Subject Guide

Elizabeth Parang's picture
Elizabeth Parang
Contact:
Pepperdine University Libraries
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
310-506-4046

Course Description

This course offers an in-depth study of five celebrated novels that recount the stories of literary heroines and the men who loved them.  The cast of leading ladies includes the eponymous heroines in three classic novels of the nineteenth century: Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.  We will also read about the mysterious Sarah Woodruff in John Fowles's modern version of the Victorian novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and the two Almas in Nichole Krauss's contemporary story of love lost and found, The History of Love.