10 Jane Eyre Quotes For Those With a Fierce Spirit

10 Jane Eyre Quotes For Those With a Fierce Spirit

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I remember it took me until college to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I had some expectations and ideas since everyone and their mom had read it before. Plus anyone aware of the literary canon has this at the top of their list. It was a pretty hefty read, but from the start Jane was one of those people  I really wanted to be.   Her strong spirit and self assurance was inspiring and something many of us wish for. Her relationship with Mr. Rochester was rocky, but she held her own and stayed true. Basically I wanted to …

Attention Brontë Buffs! 2 Never-Before-Seen Charlotte Brontë Manuscripts to Be Published

Attention Brontë Buffs! 2 Never-Before-Seen Charlotte Brontë Manuscripts to Be Published

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Two manuscripts written by Charlotte Brontë have been found in a book that belonged to her mother and will be published later this year.   According to The Bookseller, the seventy-seven-line poem and seventy-four-line story were acquired by The Brontë Society when they bought the book in 2015 for £170,000 through a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund as well as support from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The book is one of the few surviving objects salvaged from a shipwreck off the coast of Devonshire in 1812.  It made its way from private owner to private owner …

Emily Bronte’s Childhood Home is For Sale For $400,000. Buy It and Invite Me

Emily Bronte’s Childhood Home is For Sale For $400,000. Buy It and Invite Me

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Let me paint a picture for you. A picturesque 19th century Yorkshire house, not quite stone, not quite brick. Two stories, two bedrooms, two and a half baths. The first (ground) floor home to a quaint cafe rated as one of the top five restaurants in a small town of less than twenty thousand people. Smell of roast coffee in the air, a handful of people reading hardcover books. It sounds like paradise doesn’t it?   Now what if I told you it also happened to be the birthplace and home of the Bronte sisters and it could all be yours for the …

Brontë Addicts Will Absolutely LOVE These 7 Retellings of ‘Jane Eyre’

Brontë Addicts Will Absolutely LOVE These 7 Retellings of ‘Jane Eyre’

Even 150 years after Charlotte Brontë’s passing, her influence in literature continues to grow. In particular, the story of Jane Eyre and the orphan girl’s search for individuality has inspired various fictional adaptations totally worthy of your time. From spin-offs to modern retellings, all 7 of the books below draw inspiration from Charlotte Brontë’s timeless classic.   1. Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramon Perez   Via Ramon Perez/Boom! Studios   According to the Hollywood Reporter, Aline Brosh McKenna is working with artist Ramon Perez to create a modern graphic novel adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre’. Set in the dazzling New York City, this retelling is simply named Jane. …