Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
John Sutherland's contribution to the Charlotte Brontë bicentenary:
The Brontësaurus
An A–Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (and Branwell)
by John Sutherland, John Crace
Icon Books
ISBN: 9781785781438
Publication date: 03-11-2016

Did Charlotte Brontë take opium? Did the Reverend Brontë carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does ‘wuthering’ mean?

Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontës, from the bumps on Charlotte’s head to the nefarious origins of Mr Rochester’s fortune, by way of astral telephony, letter-writing dogs, an exploding peat bog, and much, much more.
Also features ‘Jane Eyre abbreviated’ by John Crace, author of the Guardian’s ‘Digested Reads’ column – read Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece in five minutes!

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