Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Daily Titan recommends Jane Eyre to 'escape negativity'.
Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë
Of course, no glance into my library would be complete without a classic. “Jane Eyre” is a 19th Century fictional novel, and it tells the story of Jane Eyre, an orphan whose life experiences are anything but simple. From overcoming childhood trauma to navigating a forbidden and troublesome love, Jane is a strong heroine that readers will enjoy following.
Don’t let this classic fool you — Brontë’s clever characterization, thoughtful use of symbolism and comments on women’s roles make for an engaging read. From the very first line, Brontë will pull you in, and the turns of Jane’s life will have you saying “just one more chapter.” It’s easily one of my favorites. (Taylor Arrey)
Metal Hammer features singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe.
“When I was in high school, I worked in a used bookstore. I’ve always been a big reader – the library was my favourite place as a kid – and as a teenager working at the store, I discovered books like Wuthering Heights and Grapes Of Wrath. I love the smell of old books and I was always drawn to these big, heavy titles.” (Natasha Scharf)
Mirror shares details of the 'tragic life' of actress Vivien Leigh, such as the fact that she
was refused the part of Cathy opposite Olivier's Heathcliff in the Hollywood adaptation of Wuthering Heights. (Lewis Knight)
Forbes reviews the Korean drama Born Again.
The first episodes of the drama more than once reference Wuthering Heights, the novel by Emily Brontë. As the owner of a used book store Jung Ha-eun loves talking about her favorite books and one of them is Wuthering Heights. She volunteers to teach literature and in a class she presents Kong Ji-cheol with a copy of the novel. It’s telling because he is much like Heathcliff, one of the novel’s characters. Like Heathcliff, Kong is a tortured soul, haunted by ghosts of the past. He finds hope in her promise that people can reinvent themselves. (Joan MacDonald)
Reading Litty looks at some of the references to Wuthering Heights in recent pop culture. The Sisters' Room has an article on Bolton Abbey, visited by the Brontë siblings in 1833.

Finally, a very special book shown by Leeds University Library Galleries on Twitter:

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