5/1/15

Brontë reading update



Remember how I was going to read all the Brontë sisters' books this year? I went crazy for awhile—and enjoyed myself very much—then got stuck on Charlotte's biography by Elizabeth Gaskell. She doesn't just talk about Charlotte's life: she gives a history of all the places she lives, and of all the places her family and friends live and have ever lived, in an effort to better understand her. It's interesting, but it's so very, very long, and I just don't have the attention span for it right now. I'm going to set it aside and work on reading other things for now, and maybe (maybe) come back to it later this year.

Books I've already read in past years (but will still read again this year) are marked with asterisks.

Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre*
Villette*
Shirley
The Professor 
Tales of Angria

Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights*

Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall*

also—
Poems by Currer, Acton, and Ellis Bell (the Brontës' pen names) 
The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell (on hold)
The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

1 comment:

  1. I love that video. Sometimes, I wonder if Shakespeare was really a woman.

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