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Museums at Night: Charlotte Brontë, the artistAnd in Norfolk, CT:
A Parsonage Unwrapped special event
October 28, 7.30PM
Charlotte Brontë was an accomplished artist and considered a career in art before she turned to writing. Join Jane Sellars, Curator of Harrogate's Mercer Art Gallery and co-author of The Art of the Brontës, to discover the art of Charlotte Brontë in this Museums at Night special event.
Norfolk Library Book Group with Mark Scarbrough will discuss Charlotte Brontë's, Jane Eyre (1847), chapters 21-38 on Friday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
In his blog, Mark poses the question: Is Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre? and he answers that question with eloquence: "It’s relatively easy to read an author’s life back into her or his work. But it’s mostly a deception, if not a logic fault, particularly for works written in the Romantic Era (around 1800) and following. A powerfully imaginative work—what we would consider a great work of Western literature—has one significant hallmark: it creates a world unto itself. It so encapsulates experience and indeed the essence of what it is to be human that it makes its own rules, creates its own time, and spins a fabric of reality to suit itself. The author’s life is finally (and at best) tangential to the work."