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Cultural Capital: The Brontes
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The Brontes are a famous literary family who lived in the 19th century in Haworth, West Yorkshire. Three of the daughters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, produced some of the best loved novels and poems in English Literature including Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne).
The parsonage where they grew up and wrote their works is now a museum, visited by thousands of visitors each year, many also making the walk up to Top Withens on the moors above Haworth which inspired Wuthering Heights.
The lecture theatre at Bradford College has been named the Bronte Lecture Theatre in honour of the Bronte sisters.
A troubled childhood strengthens Jane Eyre's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she becomes governess at Thornfield Hall. When she finds love with Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice.
The saga of two Yorkshire families in the remote Pennine Hills. The book has been interpreted as an historical romance, a ghostly thriller, a psychological love-story, a religious allegory and a nature poem. This is the author's only novel.
Combining a sensational story of a man's physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Bronte's optimistic belief in universal redemption.
Classic / British English Jane Eyre, a poor orphan, grows up in misery until she becomes the governess in the house of wealthy Mr Rochester and falls in love. But mysterious events take place in the house at night, and Mr Rochester appears to be hiding a terrible secret. Can Jane even hope for happiness?
'The Professor' is Charlotte Bronte's first novel, in which she inhabits the voice and consciousness of a man, William Crimsworth. Like Jane Eyre he is parentless; like Lucy Snowe in Villette he leaves the certainties of England to forge a life in Brussels. But as a man, William has freedom of action, and as a writer Bronte is correspondingly liberated, exploring the relationship between power and sexual desire.
Wuthering Heights is a house on the lonely moors of Yorkshire. Here a tragic love story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe fall in love, but Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliffe's heart. Returning years later, he takes his revenge on the Linton family.
This Charlotte Brontë classic is brought to life by artist John M. Burns. His sympathetic treatment of Jane Eyre's life during the 19th century will delight any reader with its strong emotions and rich atmosphere.
This new book on the Brontes concentrates on the way in which the literary interests and expressions of Charlotte and Emily were built up. It makes use of recent research into background and reading matter to investigate the development of the authors' poetry and novels.
Paula Rego has long had a fascination with Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys's The Wide Sargasso Sea. In 2002 this culminated in the production of twenty-five lithographs, reproduced here in an artist's book, along with excerpts from the novel.
;This book shows how the Brontes writings engage with the major issues which dominate twentieth century theoretical work. The essays are grouped under;broad schools of theory- biographical; feminist; marxist; psychoanalytical and postcolonial.
The extraordinary works of the three sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë have entranced and challenged scholars, students, and general readers for the past 150 years. This Companion offers a fascinating introduction to those works, including two of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century - Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights.
This reference book traces the work of British women novelists from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of writers such as the Bront�es, Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch, and presents critical studies of Victorian novelists such as Mary Braddon.
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The Brontë Society is a charity and is responsible for running the famous Brontë Parsonage Museum in the picturesque village of Haworth in West Yorkshire, once the home of the Brontë family. The society also promotes the Brontës' literary legacy within contemporary society.
The complete TV mini-series that dramatises the life of the Bronte sisters, authors of some of the most memorable novels in the literary canon. Written by Christopher Fry, the series explores the everyday lives of the sisters in their home in the small Yorkshire village of Haworth.
Ken Hutchison stars as the brooding and tormented lover Heathcliff in this BBC television adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel. Adopted as a boy by the kindly Mr Earnshaw (John Collin), Heathcliff comes to live with the family at their home, Wuthering Heights, in the Yorkshire moors. He soon falls in love with Earnshaw's headstrong daughter Cathy (Kay Adshead), a doomed relationship that plunges them both into despair when Cathy agrees to marry her rich neighbour Edgar Linton (David Robb). Tortured by his love, the dark and sinister Heathcliff refuses to relinquish his emotional hold on Cathy, and does everything in his power to destroy the lives of her and her family.