Their writing was bold and beautiful
and each infused with their own individuality;
wit, character, and spirit.
In honor of Emily Brontë’s birthday
Today July 30th 1818
Here is a tribute to the Brilliant Brontë Sisters:
A nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte’s “Jane Eyre” was the first to know success, while Emily’s “Wuthering Heights”, Anne’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.
By Charlotte Brontë
Deliciously haunting and dark Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. The focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane’s moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are colored by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry.
Rated 4.5 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Passion Tea
In a blender mix blend: 4oz of passion fruit juice, 6oz of white tea (chilled), 1 cup of frozen strawberries, and a dollop of cool whip.
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
By Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. The book’s core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities.
Although Wuthering Heights is now widely regarded as a classic of English literature, contemporary reviews for the novel were deeply polarized; it was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark,
Rated 4.4 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Green with Envy
Crush mint leaves and add to glass, fill glass with ice, drizzle with desired honey, squeeze in lime juice, separately mix matcha green tea and then pour over ice. Garnish with lime and enjoy!
“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and
hardy, and free.”
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
By Anne Brontë
A powerful and sometimes violent novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin, religion and betrayal. It portrays the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Huntingdon, the mysterious tenant of the title, and her dissolute, alcoholic husband. Defying convention, Helen leaves her husband to protect their young son from his father’s influence, and earns her own living as
Rated 4.5 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Rouge Rooibos
Steep Rooibos tea with added small dark chocolate piece/chunk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pour and garnish with cinnamon stick, enjoy with cream and sugar if desired.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
Do you have a favorite Brontë book/poem/quote?