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News Thu Jul 24 2008

Dorothy the Modern Heroine

Dorothy the New Woman? In a timely article, the Guardian UK writes about The Wizard of Oz, our current book club selection:

"Dorothy in the book is definitely a modern heroine, if not a New Woman; she is the predecessor of many a plucky, stoic, staunch girl lead — neither a milksop nor a tomboy, but a little girl who embarks on her adventures in a spirit of curiosity, wonder and self-reliance."

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