Plain Bad Heroines

Written By Emily M. Danforth
Plain Bad Heroines
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 20 October 2020
  • ISBN : 0062942875
  • Pages : 640 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 19 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Plain Bad Heroines written by Emily M. Danforth which was release on 20 October 2020, this book published by HarperCollins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST "A multi-faceted novel, equal parts gothic, sharply funny, sapphic romance, historical, and, of course, spooky.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Named a Most Anticipated Book by Entertainment Weekly • Washington Post • USA Today • Time • O, The Oprah Magazine • Buzzfeed • Harper's Bazaar • Vulture • Parade • HuffPost • Refinery29 • Popsugar • E! News • Bustle • The Millions • GoodReads • Autostraddle • Lambda Literary • Literary Hub • and more! The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit Our story begins in 1902, at the Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion to Mary, the girls establish their own private club and call it the Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their wildest happiness and, ultimately, of their macabre deaths. This is where their bodies are later discovered with a copy of Mary’s book splayed beside them, the victims of a swarm of stinging, angry yellow jackets. Less than five years later, the Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever—but not before three more people mysteriously die on the property, each in a most troubling way. Over a century later, the now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when wunderkind writer Merritt Emmons publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the “haunted and cursed” Gilded Age institution. Her bestselling book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring celebrity actor and lesbian it girl Harper Harper playing the ill-fated heroine Flo, opposite B-list actress and former child star Audrey Wells as Clara. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again, and our three modern heroines arrive on set to begin filming, past and present become grimly entangled—or perhaps just grimly exploited—and soon it’s impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins. A story within a story within a story and featuring black-and-white period-inspired illustrations, Plain Bad Heroines is a devilishly haunting, modern masterwork of metafiction that manages to combine the ghostly sensibility of Sarah Waters with the dark imagination of Marisha Pessl and the sharp humor and incisive social commentary of Curtis Sittenfeld into one laugh-out-loud funny, spellbinding, and wonderfully luxuriant read. “Full of Victorian sapphic romance, metafictional horror, biting misandrist humor, Hollywood intrigue, and multiple timeliness—all replete with evocative illustrations that are icing on a deviously delicious cake.” –O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

Plain Bad Heroines

Plain Bad Heroines
  • Author : Emily M. Danforth
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST "A multi-faceted novel, equal parts gothic, sharply funny, sapphic romance, historical, and, of course, spooky.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Named a ...

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Author : Emily M. Danforth
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : The acclaimed book behind the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning movie "LGBTQ cinema is out in force at Sundance Film Festival," proclaimed USA Today. "The acerbic coming-of-age movie is adapted from Emily M. Danforth's novel, and stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a lesbian teen who is sent to a gay conversion ...

Such a Pretty Smile

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  • Author : Kristi DeMeester
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Such a Pretty Smile is a deeply unsettling and shocking feminist horror novel from a bold new talent, Kristi DeMeester......

Human Days A Mary MacLane Reader

Human Days  A Mary MacLane Reader
  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : Petrarca Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : “Anyone who reads her will never forget her voice.” - Biographile Mary MacLane (1881-1929) was the first of the modern media personalities: a pioneer in self-revelation, in defiance of established rules, in living on her own terms - and writing it in brilliant style. At age 19 she burst upon the ...

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Tender Darkness  A Mary MacLane Sampler
  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : Petrarca Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : “Mary MacLane comes off the page quivering with life. She is before her time ... Moving.” - London Times With her first book - written in 1901, at age nineteen - she was hailed as a marvel by the likes of H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and Harriet Monroe. She went on ...

I Await the Devil s Coming Annotated Unexpurgated

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  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : Petrarca Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-13
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : “Mary MacLane comes off the page quivering with life. She is before her time ... Moving.” - London Times With her first book - written in 1901 in Butte, Montana at age nineteen - she was hailed as a marvel by the likes of H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and Harriet Monroe. ...

I Await the Devil s Coming

I Await the Devil s Coming
  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Total pages : 193
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Published in 1902 when the author was not yet twenty years old, Mary MacLane's searingly frank memoir is so far ahead of its time that it may shock even current-day readers. Indeed, the original title I Await the Devil's Coming (referring to MacLane's oft-expressed infatuation with Satan himself) was deemed too ...

The Story of Mary MacLane

The Story of Mary MacLane
  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: The Story of Mary MacLane by Mary MacLane...

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The Temple House Vanishing
  • Author : Rachel Donohue
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : 'This brooding tale of obsessive love, teenage jealousy and hidden desire has a dark charm' The i paper 'Atmospheric, creepy, tense and utterly absorbing' Harriet Tyce 'Clean prose, subtle characters and intrigue to keep the pages turning' Mike McCormack ___________________ Power. Jealousy. Desire. Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her ...

The Story of Mary MacLane Other Writings

The Story of Mary MacLane   Other Writings
  • Author : Mary MacLane
  • Publisher : Charles H Kerr Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 217
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Few books in US history have provoked more outrage and debate than The Story Of Mary Maclane did when it was first published in Chicago in 1902. With unprecedented frankness, the 19 year old author revealed her utter scorn for conformity and puritanism, her refusal to accept what she regarded as the ...

Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism

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  • Author : Sagar Singh
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-03-18
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : In Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism, Sagar Singh offers fresh insights on love and tourism. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography, ecology, economics, cultural studies, psychology, and history....

Greek Heroine Cults

Greek Heroine Cults
  • Author : Jennifer Larson,Jennifer Lynn Larson
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : This is the first book to show that the worship of heroines, as well as of gods and heroes, was widespread in the Greek world from the eighth through the fourth centuries B.C. Drawing upon textual, archaeological, and iconographic evidence as diverse as ancient travel writing, ritual calendars, votive ...

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  • Author : Samantha Ellis
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre? Petrova or Posy? Scarlett or Melanie? Lace or Valley of the Dolls? On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. She was all for wild, passionate Cathy; but ...

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  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 1991-06
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered...

This Country Must Change

This Country Must Change
  • Author : Craig Rosebraugh
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0062942875
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Summary : An effort to further the discussion of the necessity of a fundamental political and social revolution in the United States, this collection contains essays by 12 activists and authors, all of whom have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to revolutionary change. As inspiring as it is educational, this anthology is a must ...