Why She Wrote - Book Review


 
Talk about Literary classics! 

"Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers", written by Hannah K. Chapman and Lauren Burke and illustrated by Kaley Bales, features eighteen (18) women writers in the 18th-19th centuries whose unique writings became their legacies. ⁣
 ⁣ The book is a combination of prose and illustrations, and it explores 𝘸𝘩𝘺 these women wrote, crucial moments in each writer's life when their writing took a turning point, and how they became such sensations -- some while they still lived, and others posthumously.⁣ ⁣
I loved how reading about these women took me down memory lane to my university days when we studied their works vigorously in my English Lit classes. Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Mary Anne Evans (alias George Eliot), Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley, Frances E. W. Harper, Louisa May Alcott -- these ladies' works are, to me, the embodiment of what classic literature is all about.⁣

It's evident a lot of research was done to put this book together to what it is now -- a beautiful compilation about the women who took literature to different levels, and whose legacies still live on today. ⁣ ⁣
To anyone looking to read more classics -- this book provides a great introduction. An exceptional read indeed.⁣ ⁣ Many thanks to Chronicle books and Netgalley for my advanced e-copy in exchange for an honest review. "Why She Wrote" was published on April 20, 2021 and is available for purchase.⁣ 
 ⁣ ⁣ ᴍʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 ⁣
ᴍᴀᴛᴜʀɪᴛʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 13+
ɢᴇɴʀᴇ: ᴄʟᴀꜱꜱɪᴄ ᴍᴇᴍᴏɪʀꜱ, ʟɪᴛᴇʀᴀʀʏ ᴄʟᴀꜱꜱɪᴄꜱ, ɢʀᴀᴘʜɪᴄ ʟɪᴛᴇʀᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ⁣
 

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