Friday, February 12, 2021

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The New York Times shares 'the Nine Ingredients of a Great Love Story' based on '125 years of New York Times book reviews'.
9. The Twist
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Finally, there’s the plot twist. [...]
Of course, the Book Review doesn’t just run reviews. A gossipy item from 1908, written by the single-named Galbraith, served up two theoretical real-life twists about a pair of classic romance novels. He offered a preview of a book by John Malham-Dembleby that suggested that Charlotte Brontë, not her sister Emily, wrote “Wuthering Heights”; and that both that book and “Jane Eyre” were “founded on a little guide book entitled ‘Gleanings in Craven,’ by Frederic Montagu.”
Malham-Dembleby’s book was published a few years later, but neither twist has been proven. (Dan Saltzstein)
Also in The New York Times, 'Bad Literary Romances in Our Pages'.
Back in 1897, literature figured prominently in a divorce proceeding. Coverage of it includes references to “Anna Karenina” and “Jane Eyre,” as well as lines like, “It must be admitted that fondness for such works of literary art is no proof of wantonness.” Spicy! (Dan Saltzstein)
Screen Rant suggests 'Bridgerton & 9 Other Period Dramas That Would Make Great Musicals' including Penny Dreadful because
The gothic genre has always had a place on stage though, harking back to adaptations of work such as Wuthering Heights into musicals. (George Chrysostomou)
Writer Carole Hayman shares eight things about her on Female First.
I’m a real romantic – which most people wouldn’t guess about me. I believe in great love and passion, enduring for life and even beyond … Not for nothing, was Wuthering heights a teenage favourite.
The Times recommends the film Lady Macbeth:
Despite the title, this is not Shakespearean drama, but a reinterpretation of Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. The atmosphere on the wild and windy moors is more Brontë than anything. (James Jackson)
Glamour wonders how many time takes to fall in love: 
So how soon is too soon? When is the right time? Is it ever too late? Bella Swan falls “irrevocably in love” by chapter nine. Shakespeare’s Antony announces his love for Cleopatra in Act I, Scene I (“Thou needs find out new heaven, new earth,” he tells her, to understand the extent of his love.) Jane Eyre loves Rochester by chapter 16 (“It is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them,” she says.) And in To All The Boys I Loved Before, Lara Jean is in love with someone or other on almost every page. (Jenny Singer)
The Eyre Guide has posted a review of Rachel Hawkins's The Wife Upstairs.

And finally, the new editor of Brontë Studies has been announced:

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