Celebrate the Groundbreaking Voices of Classic Women Authors: Infographic

We Honor the Enduring Importance and Influence of the Greatest Women Authors

Our search statistics show that these women writers are among the most studied in the award-winning Bloom’s Literature database and are even more popular than contemporary best-sellers. Bloom’s Literature facilitates understanding of and critical thinking about these authors and many others. Look for these featured articles, sections, and more:

  • The Most Studied Authors section lists authors for whom Bloom’s offers comprehensive coverage—including biographies, criticism, sample essay topics, How to Write About guidance, and more. These greats include Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurston, Harper Lee, Kate Chopin, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Amy Tan, and Alice Walker. Other major authors covered extensively in Bloom’s include Sandra Cisneros, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Edith Wharton, Flannery O’Connor, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many more.
  • The Most Studied Works section lists works covered comprehensively in Bloom’s, with significant coverage of major topics and themes. These classics include Beloved, The Color Purple, Frankenstein, The Bell Jar, The Awakening, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, and A Raisin in the Sun.
  • Literary Classics eBook Shelf provides the full text of many works by female authors, including Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Black Beauty, Ethan Frome, Silas Marner, Three Lives, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Awakening, Little Women, Frankenstein, Mrs. Dalloway, My Ántonia, and more. 
  • The Full-Text Poem and Short Story collection includes works by Emily Dickinson, Phillis Wheatley, Christina Rossetti, Hilda Doolittle, Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sappho, Elinor Wylie, and many more. Every full-text work has a corresponding analytical entry. 
  • The Essay Topics / Discussion Question section provides research and writing suggestions that inspire students to think critically about great works and authors, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Rita Dove, Julia Alvarez, Louisa May Alcott, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), and many others. 
  • The Literary Themes section includes overview essays on gender, identity, and more. In addition, Bloom’s offers thousands of articles on contemporary authors—including Publishers Weekly interviews and podcasts where users can hear from authors in their own voices—such as Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Roach, Louise Erdrich, Jennifer Egan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Angie Thomas, Elizabeth McCracken, Margaret Atwood, Tracy K. Smith, and many others. 

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