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Miss Brontё Regrets

On this date in 1839, Charlotte Brontë writes this refusal to Reverend Henry Nussey’s marriage proposal: “I am not the serious, grave, cool-hearted individual you suppose; you would think me romantic and eccentric.” Advertisements

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Memorable Lights from Literature

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Brontës Begin School at Cowan Bridge

On this date in 1824, Maria (age 12), Elizabeth (age 10), and Charlotte (age 8) Brontë are sent to Cowan Bridge School by their widowed father, Patrick Brontë. Both Maria and Elizabeth will died within a year of entering the school. Charlotte Brontë … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights Author Born on This Date

On this date in 1818, Emily Jane Brontë was born.

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Eliot Dunks on Jane Eyre

On this date in 1848, George Eliot writes to a friend who has recommended Jane Eyre, “I shall be glad to know what you admire in it . . . the book is interesting–only I wish the characters would talk … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontë Was Born on This Date

On this date in 1816, Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre and Villette, was born.

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Love DNA of Famous Classic Novels

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How to Pick Your Literary Character Halloween Costume

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Brontës Bust Bell Myth

On this date in 1848, Charlotte and Anne Brontë travel to London to prove to their publisher that there is more than one author of the “Bell” novels. The Brontë sisters used pseudonyms for the publication of their novels Jane … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gaskell Born on This Date

Elizabeth Gaskell born on this date in 1810. Mrs. Gaskell, as she is known, was the wife of a Unitarian minister; she started her writing career as a way to assuage her grief over the death of her infant son. … Continue reading

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