Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:23 am by M. in ,    No comments
USA Today's Happy Ever After talks with the writer Tessa Dare:
Three things that inspired my writing and The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior:
• Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. For me, it always comes back to Jane and Mr. Rochester. I love the governess/lord trope, the fierce, determined heroine and the damaged charismatic hero.
 A letter to the Portland Daily Globe quotes Charlotte Brontë:
The pair who condemned him based on a photograph are, of course, oblivious to those things, and no benefit of a doubt was spared. I would simply recall Charlotte Brontë’s words: “Such is the imperfect nature of man! …spots are there on the disc of the clearest planet, and eyes like [theirs] can only see those minute defects, and are blind to the full brightness of the orb.” (Shannon Younce)
Slate's Browbeat discusses who will win in the new season of The Bachelor:
Jade loves the matriarchy of elephants and the literary complexity of Jane Eyre. Jade has what Chris’ mom Linda would call “gumption,” and Linda loves gumption. Gumption is a crucial trait for any future Soules bride. 3 to 1. (Liz Stevenson)
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Jane Eyre. She's admirable, a heroine that relies on herself to get back on her feet. She's complex and passionate. (ABC website)
Les Soeurs Brontë (in French) posts about the 1836 Christmas and the letter of Charlotte to Robert Southey asking for advice in her literary aspirations; The Daily Geekette is preparing a Jane Eyre readalong for January;  One Little Library posts about Ice and Fire in Jane Eyre.


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