Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This Day In History: Charlotte Brontë

Today is the anniversary of the birth of famous Victorian-era writer Charlotte Brontë, who is best remembered for her novel Jane Eyre. (You may also recognize her sister, Emily, as the author of Wuthering Heights.) Charlotte Brontë lived a short life and only published a handful of novels, yet her legacy of creating vibrant, realistic female characters lives on.

Stop by the NCC Libraries to find information on Charlotte Brontë and her works. Here's a selection:

Jane Eyre
Film adaptation starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens, presented as part of the "Masterpiece Theatre" series.
PR 4167 .J363 2007

Media Tower, fiction DVD section

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

by Jessica Bomarito
PN 471 .F43 2005 Reference (6 volumes)

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë
PR 4167 .J36 2005 Stacks

Understanding Jane Eyre: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

by Debra Teachman
PR 4167 .J3 T43 2001 Stacks, Main and Monroe

(Also available online as an e-book.)

The Brontës
(from the Bloom's Major Novelists series)
by Harold Bloom
PR 4168 .B757 2000 Stacks

Readings on Jane Eyre

by Jill Karson
PR 4167 .J5 K377 2000 Stacks, Main and Monroe

by Charlotte Brontë
PR 4167 .V5 1998 Stacks

Jane Eyre: Complete, Authoritative Text With Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays From Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

by Charlotte Brontë
PR 4167 .J3 1996 Stacks

Critics on Charlotte and Emily Brontë

by Judith O'Neill
PR 4169 .O5 1968 Stacks

Charlotte Brontë: The Evolution of Genius

by Winifred Gérin
PR 4168 .G4 Stacks

Image courtesy of:

"Brontë, Charlotte." Photograph of a chalk drawing. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. < >.

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