Win! Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn

Well-Read Women Samantha Hahn
You know how you've always wanted a book of beautiful watercolour portraits of the best women characters in literature? Then this is your lucky day...

Between exhibiting all over the world and garnering a stellar reputation for her ethereal paintings and fashion illustrations, NY-based artist Samantha Hahn has produced a collection celebrating fiction’s most beloved heroines.

Well-Read Women, published last week by Chronicle Books, features fifty watercolour portraits of literature’s iconic leading ladies, each accompanied by a hand-lettered quotation.

Classic characters like Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennet feature alongside the likes of Holly Golightly, Daisy Buchanan and many more. Here are a few of our favourites…

Clarissa Dalloway

Clarissa Dalloway, the eponymous heroine of Virginia Woolf‘s Mrs. Dalloway

Esther Greenwood

Esther Greenwood from Sylvia Plath‘s novel The Bell Jar

Scarlett O'Hara

Scarlett O’Hara from Margaret Mitchell‘s classic, Gone with the Wind

Dorothea Brooke

Dorothea Brooke from George Eliot‘s Middlemarch

Edna Pontellier

Edna Pontellier from The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Nancy Drew

And everyone’s favourite girl detective, Nancy Drew

Like the look of Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn? We’ve got three copies to give away, and all you need to be in with a chance to win is comment on this post telling us your favourite fictional heroine by midnight on Wednesday 18th September 2013.

We’ll pick three lucky winners at random soon afterwards and be in touch by email then. Good luck!