Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Fine Books and Collections reported that a copy of the first American edition of Wuthering Heights (1848) was to be auctioned yesterday. It seems to have fetched less than expected according to its page on Revere Auctions.
$2,000 - $3,000
Starting bid: $1,000
SOLD $1,000
Online Only: Fine Books, Maps, and Manuscripts
Height: 7 1/2 x width: 5 1/4 in.
Emily Brontë (1818-1848), "Wuthering Heights," New York: Harper & Brothers,1848. First US Edition. Some notes written in pencil on title page, front design page separated.
As you can see in the picture it says that it is by 'the author of Jane Eyre', which confusion is what made Charlotte and Anne travel to London to prove they were different writers.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to visit Bradford tomorrow. The Telegraph and Argus imagines what would happen were they to visit some of the most popular local attractions such as
You could just imagine how packed Main Street would be if the Duke and Duchess went to Haworth. The red, white and blue bunting would be out in force in Brontë country. (Mark Stanford)
BookRiot is looking forward to the release of the novel
Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic, an historical novel set in the 1950s, features a glamorous debutante named Noémi traveling to a remote house in the Mexican countryside to rescue her newlywed cousin from a mysterious threat, namely her menacing but seductive English husband. The novel has the makings of a classic gothic tale like Jane Eyre or Rebecca, but don’t we deserve a fresh take on the horrors of marriage, domesticity, and dynastic wealth? Silvia Moreno-Garcia showed a Jazz Age inflected with Mexican culture and mythology in Gods of Jade and Shadow, so I think we’re in for a real treat that will both honor and update my very favorite genre. (Isabelle Popp)
ABC (Spain) interviews writer Mariana Enríquez about her new book Nuestra parte de noche.
¿Cómo definiría a Juan, su protagonista? Es un personaje inspirado en el Heathcliff de «Cumbres Borrascosas» pero, sobre todo, es un cuerpo dominado que la Orden necesita para cumplir sus deseos. Es muy poderoso y muy débil al mismo tiempo, es un esclavo y es quien tiene el poder de destruirlo todo. Esta ambigüedad lo define en todo el resto de su construcción: ambigüedad sexual y moral, también. Es un desclasado y quizá ya no sea del todo humano. (Carmen R. Santos) (Translation)
Correo (Brazil) reviews the film Portrait de la jeune fille en feu.
Existem referências até um tanto óbvias no processo, e não se pode negligenciar que se trata de um filme de época. Ecos de Emily Brontë, O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes, claro. (Translation)
Henley Standard reports on a local Women's Institute talk in which they found out about Victorian undergarments.
No bras and knickers as we know them but an underwear drawer with whalebone corsets, multiple petticoats and perhaps a chemise made out of old pillowcases.
Yet this was what Chazey members were asked to contemplate when writer Jane Stubbs visited us in December to describe what life was like for ordinary women in the 19th century.
As we sat there in our comfy M&S pants and bras, we could only wonder at the tricky underwear world of the early Victorian era.
To make matters worse, when Queen Victoria came to the throne, the poor had no drains, no public toilets, no bathrooms and certainly no washing machines.
In those days laundry consisted of cold water brought in from outside by bucket, a massive iron mangle and a heck of a lot of starch.
Jane started to look into women’s underwear while researching a book and had brought along a dummy dressed in the kind of domestic servant uniform worn by Mrs Fairfax, the housekeeper in Jane Eyre.
It was crucial, she explained, that legs were covered so as not to inflame Victorian male passions and that the waist was nipped in — the ideal was an eye-watering 18 inches, achieved through a combination of dieting and tight lacing. The term straight-laced hails from here.
A servant’s costume would have weighed at least 6lb thanks to corsets and a plethora of petticoats, often starched and with whalebone hoops to keep the skirt as far from the legs as possible.
The object was always to keep clean to avoid the terrible palaver of washing your clothes.
PinkNews highlights the creative work of Liam Alexander, who turns the covers of music albums into comic-like works of art.

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Kate Bush The Kick Inside - Comic Cover • • With this year being the 40 year anniversary of her debut, it felt only right for Kate Bush to be the next subject of my comic cover series. I will be doing all studio albums from The Kick Inside to 50 Words For Snow. • I've loved Kate Bush for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my Dad playing her music on a loop and I was always fascinated by her. I was lucky enough to get to see her live on the Before The Dawn tour in London a few years ago which was the most incredible concert I've ever been to. • The Kick Inside isn't my favourite of hers but I think that’s just due to the production as I lean more towards the work she produced herself. Saying that, I don't think she has a bad album and I adore every song on here. My current fav is Feel It ❤️ • For this one I tried a few different ideas before it came together. In fact I almost had it finished a couple of weeks ago until I scrapped all of the background and started again. The books were my way into this one - she sings about poetry, mythology, philosophy etc in this record so it felt right - and obviously we have Wuthering Heights and I think I read somewhere that James and the Cold Gun was inspired by The Day of the Jackal. • I put in a reference to every song on the album, some are obvious, others are only slight but just DM me if you can't find them and want to know. • PRINTS AVAILABLE - LINK IN BIO
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