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Since I’ve agreed to play Elizabeth I on Renaissance Island in Second Life as needed, I decided I should read a biography about her. I selected The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 1991) by Christopher Hibbert.
From reading Hibbert’s book, I reached the conclusion that Elizabeth I was self-centered, emotional unstable, and indecisive–not a genius. It’s amazing that England survived her reign as well as it did.
My sister saw this book and bought it for me. In 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen: The Truth About the World’s Most Intriguing Literary Heroine (New York: Fall River Press, 2007), Patrice Hannon takes a novel approach to a biography. Short, focused chapters make for easy reading and, along with the limited length of the book, will attract lay readers (i.e., non-English majors or professors). Hannon relates events and people in Austen’s novels to those in her own life.
Of course, the title is a bit confusing because Austen isn’t really a “literary heroine”; that role is reserved for the protagonist of a literary work.