Monday, November 04, 2019

Kent Online announces some of the events at the upcoming Creative Folkestone Book Festival:
Wells’ The Time Machine inspires the festival to transport audiences to moments in time when great works of art were created. They include when John Keats wrote some of his most celebrated poems and Franz Schubert composed The Trout Quintet and to 1966, when Jean Rhys wrote her response to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. (Angela Cole)
BookRiot looks for the best-reissued classics in the UK. Including Elizabeth Hardwick's Seduction and Betrayal:
Seduction and Betrayal is a sophisticated and radical collection of essays exploring feminism and literature. This book paints a brilliant portrait of the presence of women in literature from Brontë sisters, Ibsen’s women, Don Giovanni to Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Zelda Fitzgerald. (Rabeea Saleem)
Historical Novel Society reviews David Drum's Heathcliff: The Lost Years:
This is not Brontë’s character, nor is this Brontë’s florid 19th-century prose (...) Still, for those who love adventure, conflict, and a palpable 18th-century setting, this is a terrific read. (Viviane Crystal)
The Herald (Zimbabwe) and the importance of reading in education:
Certain types of novels like Mills and Boon, Pacesetters and those by James Hardley Chase for instance, are read especially for their entertainment value, unlike classics like “Jonathan Wild” by Henry Fielding, Virginia Wolf’s “The Waves”, Dickens’ “Great Expectations”, Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre”, Charles Mungoshi’s “Waiting for the Rain”, “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, and many others by African writers, that are read not only for enjoyment, but for mastery and critical analysis as well. (Elliot Ziwira)
Digital Journal complains about the non-inclusion of Kate Bush in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' Class of 2020 ballot. And Whiplash celebrates the 26th anniversary of Angra's Angels Cry which included their version of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights, "a metal classic". AnneBrontë.org posts about Guy Fawkes, The Brontës and Bonfire Night. Check out this Reddit r/books thread on how Jane Eyre is amazing.

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