Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:14 am by Cristina in , , ,    No comments
Los Angeles Times has an article on 'how to read for free while social distancing'.
In the past week, publishers and audio entertainment companies have offered a deluge of free e-books and audiobooks to keep readers of all ages engaged while they’re hunkered down at home.
Parents, teachers and kids can choose from electronic editions of beloved stories such as Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Ann McGovern’s “Stone Soup,” Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” and Charlotte Brontë's “Jane Eyre.” (Dorany Pineda)
Jane Eyre has been available online for free (and legally) for decades now. Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are also two of several 'Iconic books everyone should read at least once in their lives' according to Heat World.
11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is an orphan with a terribly sad story. But rising from the ashes, she endeavours to make something of her life, and eventually lands a great job, where she meets Mr. Rochester. Full of twists and turns, Jane Eyre is considered a masterpiece. [...]
20. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights is easily one of the best-known novels of the last two centuries. It's a passionate story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, an abandoned child adopted by Catherine's father. After leaving Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff returns a wealthy man and seeks his revenge on the people there. (Jade Moscrop)
City Pulse also discusses reading while 'in the grip of the coronavirus'.
She extols, “Rereading stories that you know will make you smile; that have a happy ending.”
To that end, she’s reading “Jane Eyre.” “I know it ends happily. Rereading ‘Little Women’ is like eating a big bowl of mac and cheese. It makes me feel like a kid-safe and protected by familiar people,” she wrote.
Most of these books are available free online. (Bill Castanier)
La FM (Colombia) recommends reading Wuthering Heights:
Cumbres borrascosas: Siguiendo la línea del romanticismo pero esta vez con una carga mayor de drama, recomendamos este libro de la escritora británica Emily Brontë.
La historia tiene sigue de cerca a Heathcliff, quien fue adoptado de niño por una acomodada familia. Pronto conoce a Catherine, la hija del hombre que lo salvó de las calles. Y no pasa muco tiempo para que se desarrolle entre ambos una apasionada relación llena de altibajos, desesperación, odio, rencor y muerte.
El libro tiene varias adaptaciones cinematográficas, pero la más reciente de ellas fue protagonizada por la actriz británica Kaya Scodelario y estrenada en 2011. (Julieth Castaño) (Translation)
Anime News Network reviews A Condition Called Love.
Romance for teens has had a problem for a long time, probably since even before Cathy and Heathcliff began their tumultuous romance back in 1847. (Not that Wuthering Heights was YA, strictly speaking, but it's been embraced by that reading community.) What is that problem? The romanticisation of unhealthy, even dangerous, relationships. Found a bad boy? Love can fix him! Does he have a weird, almost creepy fascination with your whereabouts at all times? That just means he loves you! While these tropes have been on the way out in romance for older audiences, young adult fiction just can't seem to shake them, and while A Condition Called Love's first volume doesn't have anything horrifically dangerous, it certainly feels more like a story where you want to warn the heroine to run away than root for the love interest. (Rebecca Silverman)
El Mundo (Spain) reviews Woody Allen's autobiography, Apropos of Nothing.
Siempre sincero: «Nunca he leído Ulises, Don Quijote, Lolita, Trampa 22, 1984. Nunca he leído una línea de Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence; Lo mismo ocurre con Dickens y las hermanas Brontë». (Luis Martínez) (Translation)
Screen Rant ranks Mia Wasikowska's movies according to their IMDb scores.
3/10
Jane Eyre - 7.2
Mia Wasikowska played the character, Jane Eyre, in the 2011 film, Jane Eyre. This film is based on Charlotte Brontë's famous publication under the same name, which was published in 1847. This hauntingly dark love story reminiscent of Gothic horror with romance intertwined. The film works in a nonlinear plotline with flashbacks used to visually give context to the situations Jane and Edward find themselves in. Mia Wasikowska takes her lead role and works to fully capture the character with narrative authenticity and emotional resilience.
As Edward Fairfax Rochester, Michael Fassbender stars alongside Mia Wasikowska in this haunting film. (Mackenzi Butson)
Stylist interviews AN Devers, owner of The Second Shelf bookshop in London.
MY TYPICAL DAY…
Starts at the shop. We’re hidden in what I think of as a secret courtyard in Soho. I’ve been holding on for dear life since we opened, and it isn’t slowing down. Social media helped us gain a following. And I love talking to my customers. Many are interested in the classics, such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë, but we also have unusual sections like Sisters of Sorcery – non-fiction about the occult.
Last year, we sold Jane Austen’s best friend’s copy of Sense And Sensibility for £20,000. I search high and low for books. I go to second-hand stores. I look at auction catalogues. I once found an old copy of a novel by Rebecca West at a stall in Paris that had this unusual Portuguese inscription. I looked into it and discovered it was given to a suffragette, who was also a princess, by Rebecca West herself. I stop for a sandwich around 3pm because we work shifts. In the afternoon, I might work on the details of an in-store event (a book signing or panel). I leave the shop around 6.30pm. (Izzy Hambley)

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