Monday, May 18, 2009

Ten of the best femmes fatales in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best femmes fatales in literature.

One femme fatale on the list:
Brigid O'Shaughnessy

In Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Brigid has hired private eye Sam Spade to protect her. Spade sleeps with Brigid even though he knows that she killed his former partner, Miles Archer. In the end, he turns her in.
Read about another femme fatale on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue