Curls in Literature

PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
I was just reading a book in the Bloodhound mystery series (don't ask, my sister has a bloodhound and sent them to me!), and discovered that the main character has curls (although she also mentions brushing them, so I suspect the author has straight).

Just got me thinking... what other literary characters have curls?
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  • chappysmomchappysmom Posts: 107Registered Users
    Rachel in Sharon Shinn's "Archangel," described as having golden, riotous curls that Gabriel longs to plunge his hands into.

    Darn good book, too!!
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  • botticelliesquebotticelliesque Posts: 5Registered Users
    in "the davinci code," lead female character, sophie, has curly auburn locks. :)
    mostly 3a, with 2b just on top; long, light brown hair; fair skin (rosy cheeks); blue eyes
  • botticelliesquebotticelliesque Posts: 5Registered Users
    oh! and in "girl with a pearl earring," mrs. vermeer has curly, blonde tendrils.
    mostly 3a, with 2b just on top; long, light brown hair; fair skin (rosy cheeks); blue eyes
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I'm a bookworm and I can't name any! Is this pathetic on my part or literary history's part :?:
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    oh! and in "girl with a pearl earring," mrs. vermeer has curly, blonde tendrils.

    Isn't the wife really crabby though?
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  • superrach3superrach3 Posts: 40Registered Users
    they all have curls in pride and prejudice!
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Anyone read Outlander? Claire is a curly and it comes up often.
  • JoshGroban'sRockin'CurlsJoshGroban'sRockin'Curls Posts: 54Registered Users
    I have been brain storming. and have come up with a charicter in the book Aisling of Eire written by Dorothy Keddington. In it Aisling has beautiful long red hair and her father has dark uncontrolable curls. If anyone has read it lets start a dicussion! Thanks!

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  • nubianqt86nubianqt86 Posts: 70Registered Users
    I loved Archangel!
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    In Jane Eyre, unfortunately, one of the girls at the boarding school (not a major character) has naturally curly hair, but she is required to chop it off! :x :evil: :!:
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  • SmithsGirlSmithsGirl Posts: 100Registered Users
    In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the main character's best friend, Madame Ratignolle, is described has having beautiful wavy or curly hair that simply won't stay fastened up.
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  • KaitlynKaitlyn Posts: 3Registered Users
    I'm pretty sure that Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) has curly hair, once she outgrows the red braids.
  • papayahedpapayahed Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    The Mill on the Floss - the mother is always fussing with the daughters hair to get it curly like the cousins.
  • wildsheepchasewildsheepchase Posts: 161Registered Users
    In the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary, Ramona's classmate Susan has "boing-boing" curls. In Ramona the Pest Ramona is tantalized by Susan's curls, because she wants to "boing" them so badly–and there's a pretty memorable passage when she finally gets her chance.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Anna in Anna Karenina has curls along with her son, I think a few other's have been mentioned with curls, but I can't recall them at the moment.
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    The main character, Claire, in one of my favorite books, The China Garden is described as having black, thick, wiry, curly hair. But of course in the illustration on the cover of the edition have, her silloutte does not. :roll:
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • Charming NotionCharming Notion Posts: 697Registered Users
    in the a list series, the b*tchy character cammie has loose, "just had sex" curly tendrils

    in the gossip girl series, the character of jenny humphrey has thick, brown curls
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