…so don’t make him the object of your fine feelings, your raptures, agonies, and so forth. He is not of your order: keep to your caste; and be too self-respecting to lavish the love of the whole heart, soul, and strength, where such a gift is not wanted and would be despised. ~ Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
"I think that’s why Jane Eyre refreshes my soul: it rushes with us out into the hills. Jane is so defiant, so passionate, so forthright: she speaks up so fearlessly, for herself and for the right! I wish I could always do the same: I admire her principles and envy her courage. So much as I would miss Elizabeth Bennet if for some reason I had to give her up, Jane’s the one I really couldn’t do without." -- Rohan Maitzen
Gustave Flaubert (c. 1850) Gustave Flaubert was an influential French writer widely considered one of the greatest novelists in Western literature. - I love Flaubert. Exquisite, meticulous, beautiful writing.
Charlotte Bronte sites - Haworth Parsonage, Haworth, West Yorkshire, listed Grade I. Home to Patrick Brontë and his three literary daughters Charlotte, Emily and Anne from 1820 onwards. The sisters’ most famous novels were written here, including Charlotte’s Jane Eyre, Emily’s Wuthering Heights and Anne’s Agnes Grey, all in 1847. Charlotte died in the Parsonage on 31 March 1855.
Although he is Austen’s most direct literary descendent, he lacks her discipline, and his novels are notorious for their digressions on fox hunting and Tudor architecture. But his people! Trollope’s great strength lies in his immensely fertile gift for character. He created dozens of indelible fictional people.... This is why Fellowes’ broad, sentimentalized adaptation, populated by people who seem lifted from a low-end high-school drama and jammed into corsets and top hats, is such a…
The earliest known piece of writing by Charlotte Brontë, part of Charlotte Great and Small at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth. "Picture your siblings: how likely is it that you could all produce novels within the same year, which are still classics 150 years later? Not only that, but they were all women, at a time when women were not encouraged to write, much less publish. Charlotte didn’t even tell her father Jane Eyre had been published until six weeks after the event."