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Jane Eyre

Don't Blame These Book Problems on the Author!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

So, with an affectionate nod to Peeves the Poltergeist of Harry Potter, here are a few book-related pet peeves that aren't the authors' fault.

Literature's Most Attractive (And Repellent) Leading Men

Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

By Christine Spines via Word & Film Stephenie Meyer’s decision to produce “Austenland” — a film about a woman so obsessed with the taciturn...

5 Must-See Indie Movies

Leonard Maltin | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, and a traditionally fallow period for good movies as studios and distributors dump a lot of crummy movies ...

Our Favorite Classic Outsiders In Literature

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

You'd be lying if you were to say that never in your life did you feel like an outcast. Whether only for a few moments or maybe a few years, everyone ...

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

HuffPost Readers Answer: Who Is Your Favorite Book Heroine?

Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

There's been a big stink about the difference between male and female writers, kicked up by VS Naipaul a couple of weeks ago when he said no woman was...

Charlotte Brontë's Teenage "Catalogue of Books"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Charlotte Brontë was barely a teenager when she began writing in earnest -- at her own count she had written over 20 complete works by the time she was 14.

Finally, the Real Jane Eyre Stands Up

Stephanie Green | Posted 07.03.2011 | Books
Stephanie Green

As a stridently confident Bronte fan, I can say without equivocation that our dear friend Charlotte would be most pleased with the new Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska.

Based Upon the Book: An Interview with Charlotte Brontë

Nava Atlas | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Nava Atlas

As anticipation builds around the wide release of the latest Jane Eyre film adaptation, it seems only fair that Charlotte Brontë, author of the beloved novel, gets her say.

Old Books You Love: What Older Books Are You Reading Or Dying To Read? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 06.03.2011 | Books

We asked you what book you're reading (or dying to read) that is over 15 years old. We received a flood of responses--see #oldbooksilove. On Twitt...

Mia Wasikowska Talks Weight Obsession, Natalie Portman's Ballet Dancing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Mia Wasikowska, who burst on the scene with an epic 2010 that included starring in "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Kids Are All Right," stars in the ne...

Charlotte Bronte vs. Jane Austen: Are You A Janeite Or A Charlottan?

The Washington Post | Monica Hesse, Thursday, March 17, 12:56 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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 lat...

Jane Eyre And 5 Other High School Reads To Revisit

| Ashley Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With devices like the eReader, Kindle and iPad 2 at our fingertips, reading is supposed to be easier than ever, despite the slow extinction of the pri...

HuffPost Interview: Director Cary Fukunaga of Jane Eyre

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It seems like a long way from the slums of Mexico City to the moors of 19th-century England but, for director Cary Fukunaga, it's not that great a stretch.

CultureZohn: Jane Eyre, a Heroine for the Ages

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-03-10-outsitebox.jpgAnother film version is an occasion for celebration, an excellent reminder during Women's History Month that certain historical heroines deliver the goods to us as much any modern girls.

Which Major Star Was Arousing Horses?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Many, many women find star actor Michael Fassbender attractive. Apparently, so do many male horses. Fassbender's "Jane Eyre" co-star Mia Wasikowska...

Which Books Will Be Made Into Movies This Year?

npr.org | By Rachel Syme | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since the days of Gone With The Wind, Hollywood producers have been optioning bestselling books and whipping them into celluloid hits. At the Osc...

Bad Girls In Literature: Craziest, Most Evil Female Characters (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Be it hormones or just a wicked streak, there are plenty of evil, crazy women scattered throughout literature. This week, we asked you for the most e...

Love Stories: Esther Freud, Author Of 'Hideous Kinky' Picks 10 Favorite

The Guardian | Esther Freud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The love stories that have stayed with me are the ones that broke my heart. Novels that managed to create the unbearable longing of two people to be ...

Bertha In 'Jane Eyre,' Emma In 'Madame Bovary': Were The 'Mad' Heroines Of Literature Really Sane?

BBC News | Vivienne Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The violent and feral Bertha Rochester in Jane Eyre, the mysterious Woman in White whose escape from an asylum begins Wilkie Collins's gripping thrill...

Edward Cullen and Rochester, or: Why We Need to Cut Stephenie Meyer Some Slack Already

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ming Holden

I, for one, wasn't as annoyed at the worldwide popularity of a story like Twilight as much as worried. Bella's is not the worldview I want young girls across the planet to have.

Spring Cleaning: 8 Books Not To Toss If You Find Them While Cleaning (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now that the weather is getting warmer and we're pulling ourselves out of our winter funks, the daunting task of spring cleaning lies ahead. Not sure ...

The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literature is full of prolific authors -- where would we be without Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? But maybe more fascinating are those authors that...

Brontes Are Hollywood's New Jane Austen? Three New Films Suggest Brontes' Rise In Popularity

USA Today | Maria Puente | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Move along, Jane Austen. Hollywood is hot for the Brontës again. Filmmakers' long affair with the divine Miss Austen is finally waning, after two de...