March 1, 2011 |
Marking the March 11 opening of the new film adaptation of " Jane Eyre " from the novel by Charlotte Bronte, VisitBritain has created a free Jane Eyre/Bronte Country destination pocket guide. "Jane Eyre," which was published in 1847, tells the story of a young orphan who suffers injustices, grows into a young woman of strong moral character and eventually weds her true love. It has been made into numerous movies and TV miniseries, including a 1910 silent film and a 1996 big-screen version starring Anna Paquin, William Hurt, Joan Plowright and Geraldine Chaplin.
January 19, 2007 |
Unto every generation, it seems, comes a new "Jane Eyre." (Sometimes you do not have to wait even that long.) The latest, a BBC production premiering domestically Sunday night on "Masterpiece Theatre," comes a scant decade after an ITV adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel, seen here on A&E, as well as a more or less contemporaneous theatrical version by Franco Zeffirelli.
May 29, 2006 |
Charlotte Bronte offered to rewrite parts of "Jane Eyre" after a legal threat from the headmaster of the institution on which she based the infamous Lowood School, newly discovered letters show. The letters have raised the prospect that somewhere, tucked away in a dusty attic or a pile of musty papers, could lie an amended manuscript of the 19th century classic, toned down by the British novelist to avoid a libel lawsuit.
April 30, 2006
When Lisa Jardine and Annie Watkins asked hundreds of British female academics, teachers, writers, publishers and literature students what book had changed their lives, many respondents wondered whether there would be a male version of the survey as well. Jardine and Watkins complied: The results were fascinating in their own right, and more intriguing when juxtaposed with the findings for women. Not only did men and women find different books to be meaningful, but they approached reading in divergent ways.
April 19, 2004 |
Four years ago, novelist Clare Boylan innocently asked a question at a literary festival in England that led to, of all things, her co-authoring a book with Charlotte Bronte. Yes, that Charlotte Bronte, the one who wrote "Jane Eyre" and died 149 years ago. What Boylan, 55, asked was whether Bronte would have continued writing after her 1854 marriage if she hadn't died only nine months into it, at age 38.
March 26, 2004 |
The response to the film "Sylvia," recently out in Britain, was marked by some extraordinary invective. Although critics were engaged by the popular retelling of Sylvia Plath's tragic story, they seemed compelled to deride her poetry as adolescent and overrated. Similarly, every filmgoer and memoir addict now knows about Iris Murdoch's Alzheimer's, but hardly anyone will confess to having read her novels.