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The Brontës : From Parsonage to PrintAnd at The Morgan Library & Museum, a screening of Jane Eyre 1944:
Friday, September 16, 12.00 noon
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
Presented by part-time Reference Librarian Mona Garcia
1847 witnessed the publication of Currer Bell's Jane Eyre, Ellis Bell's Wuthering Heights, and Acton Bell's Agnes Grey. Currer Bell, Ellis Bell, and Acton Bell were the pseudonyms for three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Please join us for The Brontës: From Parsonage to Print in which we discover that the life stories of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are as fascinating as the fictional worlds they created.
Friday, September 16, 7 pm
Director: Robert Stevenson
(1943, 97 minutes)
This classic American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel of the same name stars Orson Welles as Mr. Rochester and Joan Fontaine as Jane Eyre. After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young ward. Original music by Bernard Hermann and cinematography by George Barnes.
The exhibition Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will will be open for program attendees before the screening.
Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.