3. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

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I guarantee high school you missed the strong feminist currents in this novel (and all Austen’s novels). Again, another great piece of literature written off by teens as a romance novel – the girls drooled over Mr. Darcy, and the boys hated the novel completely.

A little adult perspective really helps create an appreciation for Austen. First of all, she’s hilarious. Her characters are witty and sarcastic, and you’re bound to find yourself laughing out loud. Secondly, when you give it some historical context, you can really appreciate Austen’s feminism. Sure, the women all end up happily married, but they married on their choice and challenged the Romantic Era patriarchy.

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