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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Brontëana Update Phase Two

No more work has been done on the index, but now you may find below it a list of e-texts of the Brontë novels, and poetry as well as other related works such as Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë and several 19th century adaptations of Jane Eyre. The first of these is the 1857 play by John Brougham which I encourage everyone to read- it's very entertaining, as you can discern from the cover art. I don't think they had Mr Rochester suspended from wires but this was the Victorian stage, so one can never tell.

There's also our personal favourite, Miss Mix: a parody of Jane Eyre from the 1860s.

The new e-text links are available at the bottom of the sidebar at left.

4 comments:

mysticgypsy said...

haha! Is it just an illustration or a representation of an actual scene from the play?

hmm..Ned looks rather ghastly..like some sort of insect :\

Brontëana said...

I don't remember what the stage direction is there. It might be something like 'Rochester appears'- something ambiguous. I wouldn't want to see Mr Rochester up on wires- although it would be very very funny...

Liz said...

Ha, that stage play is wonderful. “- My wife!” “- His wife! (faints)”. If Jane Eyre could be summed up in four words, that would be it!

Brontëana said...

I just love it! ...There's so many wonderful moments. It's so funny! I would very much like to see it performed some day :D