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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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Avg. score: 10 of 45 (23%)
Required scores: 1, 4, 7, 10, 16   
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Anna Karenina
3
Antigone (Sophocles)
4
Anne of Green Gables
5
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
6
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni)
7
Bleak House
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The Bone Setter's Daughter (Amy Tan)
9
The Color Purple
10
Dreaming in Cuban
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Emma
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Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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13
The Golden Notebook
14
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
15
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Hard Times
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The Help
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Howard's End
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In the Time of the Butterflies
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Jane Eyre
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The Joy Luck Club
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The Kitchen God's Wife
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Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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25
Mansfield Park
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The Member of the Wedding
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Middlemarch
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Mrs. Dalloway
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My Antonia
30
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
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Obasan (Joy Kogawa)
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Oedipus at Colonus by Sophacles
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The Optimist's Daughter
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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Passing
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37
The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie
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Purple Hibiscus
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A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
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A Room With a View
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