Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

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Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

by Samantha Hahn

Chronicle Books | August 27, 2013 | Hardcover |

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A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature''s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan? each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn''s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written. The book itself evokes vintage grace reimagined for contemporary taste, with a cloth spine silkscreened in a graphic pattern, debossed cover, and pages that turn with the tactile satisfaction of watercolor paper. In the hand and in the reading, here is a new classic for the book lover''s library.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 Pages, 7.48 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1452114153

ISBN - 13: 9781452114156

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

by Samantha Hahn

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 Pages, 7.48 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1452114153

ISBN - 13: 9781452114156

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A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature''s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan? each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn''s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written. The book itself evokes vintage grace reimagined for contemporary taste, with a cloth spine silkscreened in a graphic pattern, debossed cover, and pages that turn with the tactile satisfaction of watercolor paper. In the hand and in the reading, here is a new classic for the book lover''s library.

About the Author

Samantha Hahn is a New York-based painter known for her ethereal watercolors and fashion illustrations. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Editorial Reviews

These women are important. They illuminate the world. So read, read, read their words. And learn what life is.'' - Maira Kalman ''Samantha Hahn''s lush and dreamy illustrations capture the hearts of literature''s most adored heroines. They''re all here - Clarissa Dalloway, Dorothea Brooke, Nancy Drew - and each one is drawn so magnificently that their authors would rejoice as we rejoice, and tear the pages from this book to hang on their walls.'' - Emma Straub
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