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Hey /lit/,
I have a 17 year old sister who I think is quite smart and has potential but is lost (as all teenagers are I suppose). Her birthday is coming up and I want to give her a book to give her the right direction in life.
I thought of a number of books but realized they all have non-existent or just two-dimensional female characters. I want her to see some role model.

Suggestions for what I can get her? Preferably some classic.
Not shit like Sylvia Plath, obviously.
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>>7593733
Maybe anna karenina
Any victorian or pre-victorian lit; pride & prejudice and jane eyre come to mind.
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>>7593733
a doll's house
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>>7593733
woolf
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>>7593733
>17 year old girl
>lost
Find her a husband like a proper big brother. Do you even care about her? Books will only distract from her fulfillment.
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>>7593733
>the right path
>role model
what is your definition of those/which one would be good in your opinion?

idk, for that age i guess siddartha and narziss and goldmund is not wrong
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>>7593760
I want her to become the opposite of what >>7593757 is suggesting, essentially.
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Mrs. Dalloway
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>>7593762
i see, strong woman/human. yeah, maybe some introduction to feminism, and maybe some nietzsche if she likes philosophy and/or the literature-like way he writes; thats what pops up in my midn
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She would love Plath's journals desu
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Thus Spake Zarathustra.

Read it when I was 14, absolutely rocked my socks off.
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Catherine the Great - Troyat
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>>7593733
The Bible
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>>7593789
This
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chapter 22 of the pale king
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>>7593733
Madame bovary.
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A Fat Cock
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>>7593835
Rude.
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>>7593830
These are good and so is Plath, OP
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>>7593837
I can provide for her sexual needs
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L'étranger desu.
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>>7593845
Hell no.
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>>7593733
>Not shit like Sylvia Plath
What's wrong with Plath? I just gave my sister Ariel and she loves it.
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Lolita :P
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>>7593762
>intentionally making your sister miserable for life
What the fuck dude. If you're really committed to this path, get her into stirner.
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>>7593776
B R I S T O L
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Portrait, Joyce.
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You should get her a copy of Jacques Ellul's “The Technological Society”. It really blew my mind off and honestly I'm a far better person now than I ever was.
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>>7593733
>>7593762
Scum Manifesto :)
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Hook me up f a m
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>>7593733
She's already an old hag and thereby worthless and bound to a life of mediocrity and social slavery. Basically, you're a bit four years too late. Once a girl starts high school, then the end is nigh.
>>7593762
>i want her to be a selfish strong REEL WYMYN
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>>7593942
No, he just doesn't want her to be a doormat
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>>7593964
She already is and will be until she gives up her ego. muh vagina muh body muh abortion is the antithesis of that and in addition is trendy nonsense.
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Give her Crito by Plato
I think it honestly changed my life to dedicate myself to some faith based definition of the Good.
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>>7593733
Why do you think a female character should become her role model?
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>>7593733
Stendhal. Currently reading The Red and The Black. Very nice.

My standard shout outs to Le Guin and Tove Jansson.
This kind of thread pops up far too often not to be a meme, but whatever.
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>>7593897
I agree.
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>>7593762
You want your sister to never marry? Why? Do you want to fuck her? Do you hate her, and will her spending her entire life blogging about the evils of men bring you enjoyment?
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How about de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter?
Otherwise, maybe Pride and Prejudice?
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Anne Frank
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>>7593897
What is it that makes that book so good?
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>>7593887
Cardiff literary bredrin here. Big up the west.
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>>7593733
Give her this and The Personal MBA.
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>>7596751
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>>7593762

kek I thought I was a bad brother, I highly dislike my sister and ignore her all the time and she does the same back. And call her a cunt since she's fucked me over and stolen money etc. too many times for me to like her. But I still want her to get fucking married and not be some wageslave breadwinner. If anything I'm pretty nice to her when she's dating a guy I could see as a good influence and might marry her.

Maybe I'm reading this wrong and it's not that you don't want her to get married, but still, that should be one of her major considerations once she's through college. Unless she's incredibly bright, she's not going to be the next Woolf, or a CEO, or even if she goes mentally ballistic, the next Emily Dickinson. Most likely you're setting her up to be a soulless, depressed Condoleeza Rice.
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>>7599009
CWMBRAN
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>>7594004
It's easier for people to identify with or strive to be like people when they are the same gender/ race,as them. It's proven.
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>>7593733
A yellow raft in blue water
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For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich
Or Nietzsche
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>>7599447
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>>7593776
implying you understood the zarathustra with 14
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>>7599491
you sound like a cunt, i hope you dont make it through your next existentialist crisis
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>>7599580
don't take it personal familia, I get a little kick out of fishing for bans
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>>7593733
Dick's work was often criticized for its flat, stereotypical female characters, so Angel may represent his effort to prove he could create a rich and believable feminine voice.[citation needed]
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>>7593733

The Golden Notebook. Seriously, Nobel -class kinda shit right there.
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>>7593733
Jane Eyre ffs. Jane fucking Eyre. Ignore any other answers.
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>>7599491
Well, I'm a 9 year old doctoral grad student at Oxford and go fuck yourself.
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>>7593733
I once went to a very cosy little bookstore in my town to get a book for my sister's 17th birthday. I asked the clerk for advice, and she suuggested I buy The Fault In Our Stars

I fucking bought it

And she loved it

Y :'(
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Franny and Zooey
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>>7599865
congratulations, it's heavily implied in your post that I'm making shit up. This is odd despite the fact that it's entirely believable. Regardless of your intent, I have attached my censored student ID, and the censored reverse side of my military dependent ID (my birthday in July 1998 is listed in the box at top left). I hope this evidence is satisfactory. The tone of my previous post was purely intended for bant purposes as I have been spending a good amount of time on /int/ lately. Clearly I am no austrailian, but nonetheless, I did manage to buttfluster at least one anon. I look forward to the ban.
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>>7593733
Il princo.
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>>7599467
BANGOR
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