'Jane Eyre' Movie Rekindles Jane Austen vs. Charlotte Bronte Battle

03/18/2011 11:25 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Monica Hesse, Thursday, March 17, 12:56 PM The Washington Post

Enough with the empire waistlines, the sparkly dialogue, the pride, the prejudice, the Colin Firth trudging out of the lake again and again on the late-night minithons on A&E. Enough with all that.

The devoted readers of Bonnet Drama have always known that if it came down to it, if someone held a flintlock musket to their heads and demanded an answer, that “I love Jane Austen and the Brontes equally” would not suffice. Sides must be chosen:

You are either a Janeite. Or you are a Charlottan.

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