Page wall post by The Brontë Society - The Brontë Society: Shirley published 26 October 1849. The first reviewer declared the opening chapter 'vulgar ... unnecessary ... disgusting' and divined...
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Her overwhelming desire to be seen as not just the help but also a member of the family is fleshed out by Case, such that Nelly is strengthened as not just a narrator but as significant and compelling a character as the others.Apparently yesterday, August 1, was the National Sisters Day and The Albany Herald publishes a whole sisterly article, including examples of well-known sisters:
By moving her from the periphery to the centre of the story, Case makes you realise that Nelly may have suffered more, perhaps, than the tragic figures she waited upon. (Gurveen Kapur)
Famous English poets and novelists Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë originally published their work under the male pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. (Mary Braswell)The Independent interviews the writer Anna Smaill, who is the Man Booker Prize 2015 longlist:
Nevertheless, Smaill is quick to point out that her audience so far mainly comprises “older adults”, and sounds sceptical about dividing literature into clear-cut categories and genres. “A lot of the distinctions have been artificially drawn.” The novels she grew up reading at her local library – Jane Eyre, the works of Charles Dickens – evade all manner of pigeonholes.Another writer, Martina Boone, shares her favourite Southern Gothic Novels on The Young Folks:
A lot of people either don’t know what Southern Gothic literature is, or they think of it as the heavy William Faulkner, Eudora Welty stuff they’re forced to read in high school. I happen to love most (not all) that heavy stuff, but I also adore books like Rebecca, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights that are considered traditional Gothics.Do you know that Serco (probably the biggest company you've never heard of) was born in Yorkshire? Wanganui Chronicle (New Zealand, where the company has some 'problems' with a prison which was operating) tells us:
It started out in Yorkshire ...Seraglio and Rebecca's Fashionand Life post about Wuthering Heights. Absolutely Gothic explores Catherine Earnshaw Linton's Hysteria. Annabelle Troy, author of Jane Eyre Gets Real, posts about Jane Eyre and the blue moon.
I come from Yorkshire, so appreciate the need to tread carefully - think Wuthering Heights, the Yorkshire Ripper and Emmerdale. Be afraid ... it's not for the fainthearted.
Serco grew massively from there. (Mark Dawson)