'Womanhood Reinvented: Eve Dallas, Protagonist in J. D. Robb's "In Death" Series

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Using key arguments from Carolyn G. Heilbrun’s 1979 book, Reinventing Womanhood, I argue that Robb, through her heroine Eve Dallas, has reinvented womanhood in such a way that many feminists should feel no need to hide their purchases of books in the “Death” series. I look at Dallas’ relationships with her deceased father, her lover and eventual husband Roarke, her co-workers, other women, as well as her personal philosophy to demonstrate how incredibly complex, tough-minded Eve Dallas is a role model that many feminists could easily adopt as their own. (1990)