- Indiana by George Sand
- All Our Yesterdays by Natalia Ginzburg (this might be a bit harder to find--she is also known as an essayist)
- Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
- Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskill
- The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
I had thought about adding Marguerite Duras to the list, but most of her fiction appears to be out of print here (except The Lover, which is a very slender book and would be quick to read--I had thought of The Vice Counsel with The Lover being extra credit, but oh well).
Originally I was just going to choose international women authors, but was I not looking in the right place? I can't seem the find many foreign classics by women (not contemporary authors)--is not that much translated. There seem to be plenty of male authors out there in translation. Any thoughts?