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The Brontë sisters, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, Charles Dickens–the Victorian era was a treasure of great writers. Mostly very heavy social commentary. Loved them all.
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…
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It’s not always the loudest voice that is heard clearly . . .
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861)
She was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.
Elizabeth’s volume Poems (1844) brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father’s disapproval. Following the wedding she was indeed disinherited by her father.
The couple moved to Italy in 1846, where she would live for the rest of her life. They had one son, Robert Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen. She died in Florence in 1861.A collection of her last poems was published by her husband shortly after her death.
Elizabeth’s work had a major influence on prominent writers of the day, including the American poets Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. She is remembered for such poems…
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There are not many American authors whom I consider to be in the ‘great’ category. Mark Twain is one of the few I would love to come close to, but know I cannot. This blog was a fine tribute to that great man and writer. Thank you, Abbie Lu.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Source: Tribute to Twain
Never been to Finland, but after reading this would love to go! Closest I’ve been is Amsterdam.
This morning we took an inter city train from Helsinki to Tampere. VR Finnish trains are very comfortable and smooth, run on a wider gauge than English trains and have an upper deck. We booked seats upstairs so that we could enjoy the best views along the 90 minute journey.
VR Inter City Train Tampere is Finland’s third largest city and is located 100 miles north of Helsinki. It is often referred to as the ‘Manchester of Finland’ due to its industrial past as the former centre of the Finnish cotton trade.
The Finlayson Mill today On leaving the station we strolled along Tampere’s broad main shopping thoroughfare until we reached the river. Here you will find the former Finlayson cotton mill which was established in 1820 by a Scottish engineer called James Finlayson. He originally produced woven wool but realising the climate was cool and damp and perfect for…
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