Top 10 Women Adventurers In Literature

06/23/2010 11:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jennie Rooney The Guardian

Women travellers in fiction appear in many forms. First there are the more traditional travellers: the unconventional spinster, the ingénue flung into a foreign setting, the formidable chaperone -- each of these provides some of the most engaging female characters in fiction. Then there are the interior journeys, where the character does not travel physically but is somehow transformed. Finally there is that unforgettable trio of young girls who cornered the market in early fantasy travel: Alice's tumble into Wonderland, Dorothy's trip to Oz and, of course, Wendy Darling's night-flight across London to Neverland. Here are a few to get us started ..."

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