Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
Thinking of a Brontë Christmas gift? Some things we have found around:
Decorative Literary Caricature Pillows

Lit majors will love these portrait pillows of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë or Edgar Allan Poe, made out of recycled plastic bottles transformed into a highly absorptive, cotton-like material. Choose from a long list of writers, artists and musicians (van Gogh, Beethoven, Dickens, Whitman and others). $50 each; available at Uncommongoods.com (Source)
Pity that the Charlotte they sell is really Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

We are not really very fond of the U Star concept, but there are people out there that seems to think that this is a good way to introduce teens to reading the classics:

If you are looking for fun and unusual Personalized Books and gifts that are a little unique then you've come to the right place.
Ustarnovels.com, holds one of the greatest selections of personalized novels and books in the world.  It's subdivided into categories, which makes your gift selection very easy whatever the occasion. It really is the place to find gifts for those hard to buy for individuals who simply have everything.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" is a much loved classic. Never before has a novel made a heroine come to life as vividly as Jane Eyre, and now you can take her place in a personalised copy of this special book which can be read and savoured over and over again. Read this book. Love it. Treasure every breathtaking passage and every witty turn of phrase. Watch as mere ink and paper breath life into Jane Eyre's heart--and your own.
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, Cathy, the moors…names and places famous worldwide, even to those who have never read the book. Now here’s your chance to star in a Brontë classic and highly regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.
And this is only if you have some spare cash:
Sac Brontë de Myriam Schaefer en crocodile. 20 800 €
(Source: Le Nouvel Observateur)

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