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Jane Eyre

Dr. Zhivago and Other Possible Broadway Entries

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Ever since Dr. Zhivago was announced last month for a spring Broadway berth, I've been thinking: "What other shows that I never thought would make it will come?"

Is He a Good Father, Katie?

Tricia McCallum | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

My cinematic crème de la crème takes many forms. It may be one line of dialogue all on its own, or an entire scene's worth. It might be a look or a gesture from one character to another, or to no one in particular. It might be as simple as the quality of light the director captured at a window in early morning.

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.

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

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...

Women's History Month: My Favorite Novels About Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.

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.

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...

Fictional Characters We'd Most Like to Meet

Dave Astor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

Some of the best novels have very believable protagonists, so it almost seems sort of/kind of possible to meet them. One of the pleasures of reading is immersing ourselves in a fictional world to the point where we can imagine being part of that world -- at least as a fly-on-the-wall.

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.

Movie Review: Stoker

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chan-wook Park's Stoker is audaciously, in-your-face creepy and exhilarating in a way few films have been since David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Because it's not just the creepiness -- but the way Park gets you involved in his world so that you can't look away.

In Defense Of Erotic Fiction

Eve Sinclair | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Eve Sinclair

We haven't had a book like 50 Shades for quite some that's made us all talk about the fact that women get turned on by words - in a way that many men apparently don't.

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...

In Praise of the Author Crush

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

It seems to be all about the crush these days -- man crushes, chick crushes, book crushes. When readers talk about their literary crushes, most are referring to characters in fiction. But when I casually mentioned my longtime infatuation with author Charles Baxter, it seemed to strike a chord.

How 'Jane Eyre' Changed My Grandmother's Life

Heather Barbieri | Posted 07.16.2012 | Books
Heather Barbieri

Precisely how Jane Eyre came into my grandmother's hands is the subject of debate, as were so many things in the Weatherill family.

Fassbender's New Girl? (UPDATED)

Posted 03.16.2012 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Mystery solved! Thanks to all of you who chimed in, we can now identify the girl in the photo as actress Nicole Beharie, Fassbender's costar i...

If Jane Eyre Made A Mixtape

Flavorwire | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

If you've ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble,...

Movies Without Oscar's Endorsement

Bill Augustin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Bill Augustin

There were some fantastic movies that came out last year that didn't get any Academy Award nominations. Here are five that are all available on DVD or streaming online and totally worth checking out.

PHOTOS: Designers Guild Awards: See All The Nominees

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

The costume designers behind Ryan Gosling's scorpion jacket in Drive, Mia Wasikowska's period pieces in Jane Eyre and Emma Stone's Southern belle styl...

The ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Effect: Which Book Heroine Did You Want To Be?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Whether you fell asleep at night clutching a copy of Ramona Quimby or Gone With The Wind, the books we read as kids shape the women we become -- sometimes in complicated ways.

WATCH: Is Divorce Dominating This Year's Oscars?

Posted 01.24.2012 | Divorce

From "Kramer vs. Kramer" to the wine-fueled misadventures of divorcee Miles in "Sideways," Oscar voters have long favored films that deal with divorce...

10 Awesome Made-Up Literary Couples

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

By Amanda Nelson for BookRiot: Miss Liberty Hardy’s hilarious post “Literary Missed Connections” got me thinking about how my favorite litera...

Giving Thanks for Putting Away Childish Literary Things

Dave Astor | Posted 01.25.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

As I write this on Thanksgiving weekend, I give thanks to the books that turn adolescent readers into adult readers. For me, it was one 19th-century novel by a woman, and one 20th-century novel by a man.

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.