Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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The 824-page manuscript contains important revisions and corrections centred around the portrayals of Jane's encounters with Mr Rochester. Written in Brontë's elegant hand, it gives readers unprecedented insight into her creative process. The manuscript's publication marks the culmination of this year’s bicentenary celebrations of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.
Each luxury edition is illustrated with etchings by Edmund Garrett and presented in a deluxe slipcase decorated with iron gilding. As well as being printed on environmentally-friendly paper, Éditions des Saints Pères have pledged to plant one tree for each copy sold. [...]
Why did you choose Edmund Garrett's illustrations for the manuscript? They seemed the most beautiful to us, and the best fit for Charlotte Brontë’s writing. They have remained with us ever since we read a copy of Jane Eyre for the very first time, years and years ago…
4. Jane Eyre di Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre è un romanzo parzialmente autobiografico, che vuole far riflettere sugli aspetti importanti della vita, come la famiglia, l’amicizia, la fedeltà, il coraggio e l’amore. La storia è quella di una bambina orfana che dopo una brutta esperienza presso i suoi parenti, finisce in una scuola di carità. Lì la piccola Jane vive le sue esperienze incredibili e spesso scioccanti. Anni dopo diventa un’insegnante molto stimata dello stesso istituto, ma lo abbandona per fare l’istitutrice in una ricca e nobile famiglia per la figlia adottiva del misterioso Mr. Rochester. (Serena Santoli) (Translation)
The title Jane Eyre has always caused a problem for potential readers because nobody knows ahead of time who Jane Eyre was or why a book was written about her. All a reader knows is that the main character is probably going to be Jane Eyre. That’s usually how it works with book titles that are solely character names. At least with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the reader knew there were going to be adventures.
Charlotte Bronte later wrote a novel with an even worse title, Shirley. Because Shirley has no last name in the title, most readers have no idea who Shirley is until they read the book. The title of Shirley is so bad that the movie Airplane even made fun of it.
Brontë left an unfinished novel named Emma, but readers can find Jane Austen’s Emma if they feel they must read a novel about somebody named Emma. Reader’s who get confused at book titles that are character names might prefer Brontë’s novel The Professor because the reader knows that the novel is probably about a professor. Even though that title is better, the book itself probably has some bad sentences in it.
earliest TV roles included Playhouse 90, Studio One In Hollywood, and a TV movie of Jane Eyre. (Sam Barsanti)
was also the location for the 1992 film of Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", starring Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche as Cathy. (Chris Riches)
22. Brontë Walk, Haworth, Yorkshire (8 Miles)
This year (2016) marks another literary anniversary, the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. Her spirit lives on, with those of her sisters and brother, on Haworth Moors – at their wildest and most atmospheric in winter and the inspiration for so much of the Brontës’ work.
Heading out west from the pub, past Lower Laithe Reservoir and then back through Stanbury to the Museum Parsonage, you will pass, on the return, the Brontë Waterfall described by Charlotte as a “perfect torrent racing over the rocks, white and beautiful”.
Start/Finish: Fleece Inn (01535 642172, fleeceinnhaworth.co.uk); OS Explorer Map OL21