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Surely someone like Emily Brontë, whose stock market investments on her family's behalf belie her unworldly image, or George Eliot, with her appetite for large advances and interest in Germany, might be a more business-friendly choice of novelist?But then again, if that's what were are judging, Charlotte Brontë created Jane Eyre, who had a windfall of £20,000 pounds. That could rub off a little.
"I think the Brontë sisters should be on a note because they wrote a lot of very popular books and they are great role models for women."However, it does look like (also here) it will be Jane Austen after all.
Ciara, Bristol, England
"Why are we still talking about Jack the Ripper over a century on? Because of the dramatic background: the fog, the cobbled streets … it fascinates them. With the Moors it's the same: Wuthering Heights, Hound of the Baskervilles, that sort of thing." (Helen Pidd)From Express:
Referring to his notoriety, Brady said: "Why are they [the public] still talking about Jack the Ripper, after a century? Because of the dramatic background, the fog, cobbled streets.And from the Sydney Morning Herald:
"Mine's the same... Wuthering Heights, Hound Of The Baskervilles." (Owen Bennett)
"I can go into the reasons, they're somewhat theatrical, why they're still talking about it. Jack the Ripper, after a century, it fascinates them because of the dramatic background; capes, cobbled streets - the moors is the same thing. Wuthering Heights and all that, The Hound of the Baskervilles." (Gordon Rayner)Way to soil the novel.
Las jóvenes, frescas y vírgenes, constituían una fuente de tentaciones: eran, por el sólo hecho de serlo, una provocación para los hombres de todas las edades. Y la literatura lo reflejó a través de las novelas de Balzac, Proust y las hermanas Brontë, entre otras. (Patricia Rodón) (Translation)