Booktopia On... book heroes

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Jun 13 2018 34 mins  
What makes a hero? How have heroes been represented in literature over the years and how are they changing? Should we ditch the phrase ‘heroine’ and just use ‘hero'? These are just some of the questions we discuss this week on Booktopia On! Some of the books mentioned: Superman by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Dennis O'Neil, Dick Dillin Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston, H. G. Peter Marvel comics Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Peter Pan by JM Barrie Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien James Bond Persuasion by Jane Austen Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Lee Child Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Tirant La Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Martí Joan de Galba Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Nevernight by Jay Kristoff The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Midsummers Nights Dream by William Shakespeare Host: Bronwyn Guests: Sarah and John