Books that will bring the beauty of Derbyshire’s rolling hills alive.
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And every one of them has a happy ending.
Teachers often assign older books.
Stories like ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ are still relevant today.
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What was a thoroughly English book has become a multilingual, ever-changing global text continually putting down roots in different cultures.
The three Brontë sisters with their brother Branwell.
Despite the myth of consumption as an ethereal, wasting disease, the more prosaic truth is that the Brontës likely infected one another with tuberculosis.
Emily Brontë published Wuthering Heights in 1847, at a time when writing was largely the preserve of men.
Cast as some unworldly young woman who wrote a 19th-century romance, Emily Brontë is more powerful and relevant than she is given credit for.
Kaya Scodelario as Catherine Earnshaw in the 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
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This week is the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte’s birth. If reading Wuthering Heights - her only published novel - feels like a suspension in a state of waking nightmare, what a richly-hued vision of the fantastical it is.
BBC Cymru’s To Walk Invisible, the story of the Brontë sisters.
By refusing to idealise or victimise the women in Wuthering Heights, Brontë reveals herself as an early feminist.
Brontëk is a rare work that encourages Brontë fans not to take the sisters too seriously.
The gender of the writer can cause some readers to change their analysis of a novel.
The unmasking of Charlotte Brontë changed the way that her books were read.
Jane Eyre has been retold over and over again, but remains eternally relevant.
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Charlotte Brontë’s heroines - most famously Jane Eyre - struggle with psychologically complex questions. And unlike Jane Austen’s female protagonists, they prize self knowledge and self expression over conventional moralism.