Tournament of Classics 2017: Championship Match

In the beginning, there were sixteen. Now, there are two. Two fiercely independent, strongly opinionated, keen-minded women who refused to settle for second-best, even when their choices exposed them to criticism and derision from society. Elizabeth Bennet and Jo March have been heralded by generations of readers, admired by millions who read Pride and Prejudice and Little Women until the pages were worn and the spines cracked. Both have earned permanent places in our hearts…but only one can claim the crown in Bas Bleu‘s Tournament of Classics 2017. Cast your vote!

15 thoughts on “Tournament of Classics 2017: Championship Match

  1. I guess the voting just ended? Interesting. I wanted to vote for Elizabeth Bennett (Lizzie). She’s far more interesting to me and I know quite a lot about the Alcott family and the books. I just prefer Lizzie as the other seems just overdone at least where I am from. This is also the first time I have ever commented in your blog too, and it’s giving error data to me- said I already said it. Please check your servers and data systems. They could need an update or bug or virus scan.

    • We’re sorry to hear you had trouble leaving your comment, Amy. Thank you for sticking with it and for sharing your experience with us. Lizzie did win the tournament! We just announced it a few moments ago. Please let us know if you continue have trouble with the comments section; we want it to be easy for our readers to get in touch with us.

  2. I guess the voting just ended? Interesting. I wanted to vote for Elizabeth Bennett (Lizzie). She’s far more interesting to me and I know quite a lot about the Alcott family and the books. I just prefer Lizzie as the other seems just overdone at least where I am from.

  3. I loved both, but I voted for Jo because she had the stronger grip on my imagination and the stronger link to my aspirations. Still does.

  4. The best liked heroine for me was Judy Bolton of the girls mystery series written by Margaret Sutton set in the 1920-30’s.

  5. Not a hard decision for me. Little Women has been my favorite book since my father read it to me when I was 5 years old. He read it to me many times after that and dated the chapters as he read them so that I have many dates and countless happy memories of my father reading to me at bed time. Hurray for Jo! However, I also identified with Caddie Woodlawn as a little girl and vividly remember her affection for the words of Julia Ward Howe: “Be swift, my soul, to answer Him. Be jubilant, my feet.”

  6. My favorite wasn’t there: Dagny Taggart. How can one not admire a woman who runs her own company, can fly her own plane, walk through the desolate and blasted streets without ruining her Italian leather shoes, and have sex in a rail tunnel without wrinkling her custom-made silk shirts!

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