Monday, July 06, 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020 11:02 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
South China Morning Post lists authors with July birthdays such as
July 30 – Emily Brontë
The middle member of the three sisters who published their first works under the ambiguous names, Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, Emily Brontë remains something of a mystery. She would write only one novel, and died aged 30, only a year after its publication. She would never know how successful the book became. (Karly Cox)
Indian Express wonders whether the madwoman in the attic is finally free.
A classic example is the depiction of Bertha Mason, the mad raging first wife of Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre locked up in the attic. She served both as the definitive Other to the pious protagonist and a physical manifestation of the cut out roles that existed for women during the Victorian era: the angel or the monster. Literary critics Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar examined the binary roles of Victorian women by taking Mason as the centrepiece of their study and giving her the epithet of The Madwoman in the Attic. (Ishita Sengupta)
The Telegraph and Argus looks at the house on 69 Main Street in Haworth, which has been unduly altered by adding a dormer window.

Brontë Babe Blog discusses 'The Brontës, Brussels, and Hercule Poirot' while AnneBrontë.org posts about the month of July as seen by the Brontës.


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