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Classics That Pass the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test is a method for evaluating the portrayal of women in fiction. It asks whether the work features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. A lot of classics don't pass. Here are 45 great books that do.
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Antigone (Sophocles)
Antigone (Sophocles)
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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
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Bleak House
Bleak House
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The Bone Setter's Daughter (Amy Tan)
The Bone Setter's Daughter (Amy Tan)
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9
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
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Dreaming in Cuban
Dreaming in Cuban
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Emma
Emma
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Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Hard Times
Hard Times
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The Help
The Help
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Howard's End
Howard's End
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In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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21
The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
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The Kitchen God's Wife
The Kitchen God's Wife
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Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
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The Member of the Wedding
The Member of the Wedding
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Middlemarch
Middlemarch
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Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
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My Antonia
My Antonia
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O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
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Obasan (Joy Kogawa)
Obasan (Joy Kogawa)
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Oedipus at Colonus by Sophacles
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophacles
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The Optimist's Daughter
The Optimist's Daughter
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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Passing
Passing
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The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie
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Purple Hibiscus
Purple Hibiscus
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A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
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A Room With a View
A Room With a View
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