There’s a large consortium now of web journalists that are quite fixated on pushing any work that might feature a female protagonist to the forefront of human awareness. This is a process with which I have no strong objections or opinions because I know better than to shake that hornet’s nest. Or even look at it really.
That being said, in the rush for the modern works with well-developed female characters, I think we’re not reflecting on past works that also have strong, well-written, female characters. If for nothing else then to appreciate that there is a legacy to this sort of thing.
In the spirit of that, if I had to pick just one book that had my favourite female character, then there’s only one choice.
No it isn’t The Last Unicorn.