Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlotte Brontë: 14 Books That Celebrate the Literary Icon

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By Sarah Jane Abbott    |   Thursday, April 21, 2016
Charlotte Brontë her autobiographical character Jane Eyre are nothing short of cultural icons. Generations of readers, myself included, have a deep and abiding connection with the plucky governess—an independent, self-made woman, even as she found herself swept up in a gothic romance—and an adoration for the woman who created her. Just this week, Dame Judi Dench, who played Mrs. Fairfax in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre, was appointed the honorary president of the Brontë Society. On the occasion of Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday—which is, in fact, today, April 21—join me in celebrating the author, her works, and the enduring legacies of both. If you are fascinated by all things Brontë, then these are the books for you.READ MORE

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