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Charlotte Brontë

Brontë Society Just As Melodramatic As The Brontës Would Have Wanted

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity," Charlotte Brontë once wrote. "They must have action; and they will make ...

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlotte Brontë: 14 Books That Celebrate the Literary Icon

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf Charlotte Brontë and her autobiographical character Jane Eyre are nothing short of cultural icons. Generations...

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlotte Bronte!

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
S. F. Siddiqui

I didn't know I loved Jane Eyre until I began teaching it. You would think that after hours of research and hundreds of student papers, there would be nothing new to say about a novel nearly two centuries old.

'Reader, I Married Him': The Unfeminist Reason We Love Charlotte Brontë

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the only line from an English novel more lavishly overused and adapted than the opening sentence to Jane A...

Did Any Famous Authors Not Have Lost Manuscripts Discovered In 2015?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

Everyone who is growing up in the Internet age knows all too well that once something is out there, it will never disappear. Charlotte Brontë, who di...

First NIghter: Two Big Treats at London's Globe, Two Mistreats Elsewhere

David Finkle | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before William Shakespeare's so-called "problem play" Measure for Measure gets properly underway at the Globe, director Dominic Dromgoole has loosed on the audience what looks and sounds like a musical 16th-century orgy attended by various bawds and Lords (Lawds?).

Everything I Ever Learnt, I Learnt From Reading

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

If there's one thing I know for sure, it's what makes a good book. Sure, I haven't written any of my own any time lately but I sure have read a lot.

Be a Patron of the Arts-Your Own Art!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.20.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Chances are that if you're an aspiring or struggling author, you have a day job. And chances are equally good that you dream of a time when you're free to write all day or at least a substantial part of every day and that the writing will be lucrative enough to pay the bills.

12 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Groundbreaking Women

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

In honor of Women’s History Month, here a dozen daring, groundbreaking women -- who also happen to have noteworthy names that you just might want to...

5 Courageous Fictional Characters Who Teach Us How to Stay Brave

Meira Bienstock | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

Sometimes it is not as obvious as a knight riding his horse into battle to face the enemy. Below are different types of courage displayed by five fictional characters who endure so much, and yet always stay strong, never, ever giving up.

Claire Fallon

Why 'Jane Eyre' Is Totally Overrated

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.21.2014 | Books

This year, on Charlotte Brontë’s 198th birthday, it’s time for me to finally admit a secret that’s been haunting me for some time. I think Jane...

Daily Meditation: Live For Hope

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

St. John and St. Julian

Nina Martyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Martyris

Tall, blond, single-minded, lividly pale, charismatic, relentless, and driven to burn-out point by the grand desire to change the world, St. John Rivers is Julian Assange's Victorian doppelganger.

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf. As told to Leigh Haber Before Sex an...

Zoë Triska

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 10.17.2013 | Books

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847. While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impre...

We Will Be Fooled Again: The Strange Pleasures of Narrative Trickery

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

For readers, the pleasures of the unreliable narrator seem to lie primarily in the challenges they offer our critical and interpretive faculties. Can we figure out the narrator's trustworthiness (or lack of it) before the other characters do?

A Rare Charlotte Brontë Manuscript Up for Auction

John Lundberg | Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

The manuscript of a poem by Charlotte Brontë is up for auction in London next month. Best known for her novel Jane Eyre, Brontë also wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime.

Thwarted Romances Are a Literary Staple

Dave Astor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Among literature's most popular plot devices are the obstructions authors put on the road of love. It's hard not to get engrossed when two characters are thwarted from finding happiness with each other.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Fifty Shades Of Jane Eyre? Eve Sinclair's Erotic New Twist On An Old Classic

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's 1847 classic, has been a popular tale to rework for decades: film adaptations started as early as 1910, and more recentl...

When Literary Characters Aren't Stereotypical

Dave Astor | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Who are your favorite non-stereotypical literary characters?

Are Novels Better With Large Casts or Small Casts?

Dave Astor | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

For a book with "Solitude" in its title, it sure has lots of characters! After recently reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, I've been thinking about whether novels are better with large casts or small casts.

'Second Bananas' Who Were First-Rate Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Why do some 19th-century novelists resemble the pre-2004 Boston Red Sox or some current singers other than Adele? This post will explain!

Lost Charlotte Brontë Short Story To Be Revealed

Posted 02.29.2012 | Books

A lost short story by Charlotte Brontë has come to light - and it's in French. According to The Guardian, "L'Ingratitude" was written by a teenag...

Anne Bronte's Religious Imagination

Michael Gilmour | Posted 04.07.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

For readers interested in the intersections of theology, the Bible, and creative writing, Anne Brontë's books offer a wealth of fascinating material,