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Happy Birthday, Emily Bronte, Author of Wuthering Heights

There are 9 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jul 29, 2009, titled Happy Birthday, Emily Bronte, Author of Wuthering Heights. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

"Emily Bront wrote so little in her short life that it is difficult to appraise her work ... One point is generally agreed upon: that in both her prose and poetry there is ... a rare power," said British poetry scholar Paul Lieder.

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Mila

New York, NY

#1 Jul 30, 2009
I have to agree with this article -- after visiting Haworth, I'm not surprised it inspired her work. It might just be the most depressing place I've ever seen. The moors, the overflowing cemetery creeping onto the steps of the parsonage, the couch where Emily Bronte died, refusing to get up or even admit she was ill...
Not to mention the town itself, where in the 1850s the average life expectancy was somewhere in the mid 20s and the sewage flowed into the streets.
Janet

Vancouver, WA

#2 Jul 30, 2009
Ugh. I don't see the appeal of the Bronte sisters. Snooze-o-rama.
Anita

New York, NY

#3 Jul 30, 2009
Janet wrote:
Ugh. I don't see the appeal of the Bronte sisters. Snooze-o-rama.
I tend to agree. Though I can entirely appreciate the intense emotions their books present, they tend to be a little too tortured for my taste.
Violet

East Bend, NC

#4 Feb 19, 2010
Cool

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#5 Feb 23, 2010
The Bronte's and the Austens.

Isn't it a great pity they never knew each other.

We take travel so much for granted these days.

Even if they had lived in the same era, it was so hard to get around in those days. Even with wealth.
Lucy

Czech Republic

#6 Mar 4, 2010
Still haven't read any Bronte. Not really longing to any time soon either.

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#7 Mar 4, 2010
Lucy wrote:
Still haven't read any Bronte. Not really longing to any time soon either.
Actually, Jane Austens 'Pride and Prejudice' is a great story and is wonderful stage production.

Anything by Dickens can be amazing reading.

THe English authors of this era (an era which certainly needs a title)were phenomenal and it is no wonder the worlds great word smiths were English.

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#8 Mar 4, 2010
Mila wrote:
I have to agree with this article -- after visiting Haworth, I'm not surprised it inspired her work. It might just be the most depressing place I've ever seen. The moors, the overflowing cemetery creeping onto the steps of the parsonage, the couch where Emily Bronte died, refusing to get up or even admit she was ill...
Not to mention the town itself, where in the 1850s the average life expectancy was somewhere in the mid 20s and the sewage flowed into the streets.
English communities are the worst visual spectacles in Europe.

This is why Prince Charles is always criticising English architechs. They just can't get away from the impoverished physche obviously inspired by the class system.

England owes an enormous debt to Dickens who forged a place to speak out against that system.

Then of course, the reformationists who worked practically gathering funds for the poor

Whitefield, Wesley, Booth, Spurgeon, without which the Catholic Church would have reduced England to Latin American poverty.

Their predecessor QE1 foresaw the Papist plundering and gave licence to the protestants that saw the great awakening in the UK and America.

The cultural and spiritual renaissance and reformation that England and America enjoyed was the exact polar opposite of Europes Papist unenlightened inquistion that denied the world was round. This is in fact what the Bible claimed in Isiah 40.22

"He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth..."

Which shows the Catholic Church was never under God.

Fan Emily Bronte

Jamestown, RI

#9 Jul 30, 2010

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