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Friday, October 25, 2019

Several more news outlets are reporting the story of the Brontë Society trying to bring Charlotte Brontë's little book to Haworth: Daily Mail, Metro, Actualitté (France)... Please remember that you can be a part of Brontë history too by contributing towards bringing it home to where it was written.

Book Riot recommends '20 Must-Read Books About Love Triangles', including a book by each Brontë sister but particularly Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
All of the Brontë sisters wrote love triangles into their books. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë are certainly more well known. But I hold a spot in my heart for the triangle in this moralistic and spooky tale by the lesser known sister. The epistolary novel resolves around Helen Graham moving to a new town and pretending to be a young widow. She ultimately must choose between the wicked husband she ran away from and the kind, upstanding Gilbert Markham, who knows nothing of her past. (Alison Doherty)
Speaking of Anne. National Geographic highlights '7 cemeteries with views to die for' (ha...ha...), including St Mary's churchyard where she's buried.
While hiking a seaside bluff in Scarborough, England, on a chilly mid-December day, I inadvertently came upon a small graveyard that held the body of writer Anne Brontë. She died in Scarborough in 1849 at age 29, having come to the ocean one last time while suffering from tuberculosis. Hers is a grave with a killer view, overlooking the sea and backlit each evening by the coastal sunset.
Brontë’s final resting place shares an aging stone boundary wall with a small, grassy parking lot. Headstones crowd the perimeter of the lot. Part of the graveyard had been repurposed by the adjoining church to provide parking for its parishioners—an act not uncommon in land-limited England. This adaptation of cemetery space reminded me that graveyards aren’t relics. They are places reshaped to meet our personal and cultural needs. [...]
St. Mary's Parich Church Graveyard, Scarborough, England
The flashiest thing about Anne Brontë’s grave is her impeccable view. Overlooking the resort town of Scarborough’s bustling oceanfront, Brontë’s grave is the perfect vantage point from which to take in a seaside sunset. Originally isolated from the town, the graveyard became enmeshed in the growing city by the mid-18th century. (Katie Thornton)
The Urban List recommends '7 Of The Best Historical Dramas On Netflix To Get Into', including Jane Eyre 2011.
As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. She eventually gets an education and ends up taking a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers. (Jessica Best)
The Withering posts about Jane Eyre while Jane Eyre's Library (in Spanish) reviews a 1971 Spanish TV adaptation of the novel. According to Página 12 (Argentina), Wuthering Heights is a key book to writer Mariana Enríquez.

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