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I'm re-reading the classics at the moment. (Yes, I am a nerd. *Adjusts glasses*.) The latest is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë or, should I say, Mr Ellis Bell, because female authors weren't taken seriously at the time. The novel challenges the strict Victorian standards for women, exploring their egregious disempowerment, and I love the main character, Catherine, a "shape-shifting, Gothic demon", according to feminist author Ellen Moers. Gotta love a woman like that. (Tracey Spicer)More Poldark-is-Heathcliff in the Blackmore Vale Magazine.
The Heathcliff comparisons are inevitable; Aidan Turner has just the right intense and swarthy look. He would be at home on the wild and windy moors of Yorkshire after treading the similar terrain of the West Penwith moors; he'd be perfect as Emily Brontë's troubled and angry anti-hero. Time for another version of Wuthering Heights I think. (TraceyR)Deseret News reviews the novel Keeping Kate by Lauren Winder Farnsworth.
Utah writer Lauren Winder Farnsworth’s debut novel “Keeping Kate” takes the beloved classic “Jane Eyre” and spins it on its head. [...]Elle UK publishes the results of a 20-life changing novels survey:
University of Utah graduate Farnsworth’s novel is a delightful, inventive retelling of the beloved classic "Jane Eyre." Farnsworth follows the original text quite closely, and yet at the same time adds creative twists and masterfully adapts it to a Latter-day Saints background. The novel follows themes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and characters who are members of the church. There are no instances of violence, strong language or sexual content, making this a fun family read that also inspires meaningful discussions on how to deal with loss, disappointment and faith. (Danica Baird)
A couple of months ago, #ELLEBookClub partner Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction launched their #ThisBook campaign on Twitter - all as a means to discover the top novels written by women that have shaped our lives. (...)
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë