"It is not he that I love, it is a creature of my imagination." - “It is not he that I love, it is a creature of my imagination.” - *Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (via antigonick)*
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3. “Wuthering Heights” by Emile Brontë: Romance and ghost stories are an interesting combination, and this book is one of weird obsession and everlasting love. Set nearly entirely in a cold, deserted climate, “Wuthering Heights” is perfect to curl up with in the wintertime. Another classic that has become famous for the love-hate relationship readers will find with the two protagonists, Catherine and Heathcliff, one can’t miss being in on the age-old theme of misused lovers and undying affection. (Michele Dobbins)Bustle also mentions the novel before suggesting more books to read on Thanksgiving break.
There are three things I never leave for home without: a bottle of wine, a copy of my passport, and a good book. Sure, the wine might only make it through the first night, and yes, the passport occasionally gets forgotten or confiscated at the least of convenient times (ask me about it over that bottle of wine), but the book — it has always been there for me.Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner interviews writer Jennifer Niven.
Whether it was Wuthering Heights over Christmas Break or Play It As It Lays that fateful weekend my heart was broken and I had to make my way home by bus, the right book has always made the difference. And now, with Thanksgiving break approaching, I’ve started frantically scanning my shelves, lining up my options, and doing some serious weighing of alternatives. (Hannah Nelson-Teutsch)
3. You're having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be? There are too many to choose from! But maybe Harry Houdini, Emily Brontë, Zelda Fitzgerald, Abraham Lincoln, and Errol Flynn. (Kayla Posney)The Guardian reviews the second season of Psychobitches and looks back on the first:
The first series was a knockout – Julia Davis played a wailing hybrid of Pam Ayres and Sylvia Plath; the Brontë sisters were foul-mouthed, filthy puppets obsessed with sex, and Sharon Horgan played a campy Eva Peron, who clung on to her bottles of “boobles”. It was silly, and odd, and very funny. (Rebecca Nicholson)This is how Fast Company describes Michael Fassbender's take on Mr Rochester:
Fassbender is an interesting choice, having tackled roles ranging from a broody, hearthrobby Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre to a broody, hearthrobby version of psychotherapist Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method. (Chris Gayomali)Bustle on a sidebraid sported by Kristen Stewart:
this tousled braid is exactly the type of wind-ruffled coif I would expect to see on Elizabeth Bennet or Jane Eyre. (Tyler Atwood)Atticus Review interviews writer Susan Millar DuMars who says she has
written a story called Grace, about the servant who cares for the mad Mrs. Rochester in Jane Eyre. (Georgia Bellas)The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page shows a lovely detail to be found in the garden of Elizabeth Gaskell's newly-opened house, which according to them, looks 'resplendent in the Manchester gloom'. Ann Dinsdale also 'channeled Charlotte Brontë' on a recent visit to the house.