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A Few Fun Links

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Did you all hear this story on NPR? Next month, Sotheby’s auctioning house will be taking bids on a 4,000 word magazine created by a teenaged Charlotte Bronte and her siblings. It contains short stories, news items, and advertisements, and it’s so small that it fits in the palm of a hand and must be read with a magnifying glass!

In one of Charlotte’s stories — a “powerful evocation of madness, especially when you think this is coming from a 14-year-old girl,” Heaton says — a man imprisons his enemy in the attic. He goes mad with guilt and imagines his enemies setting fire to his bed curtains.

It’s a scene that prefigures the famous madwoman-in-the-attic and the bed burning from Jane Eyre, proving that this small manuscript might be more than just a curiosity. Heaton says, “There are clear links between this manuscript … and the later work.”

So cool.

In other news, my favorite comics character, T-Rex of Dinosaur Comics, read Pride and Prejudice the other day. Well, he saw one of the movies, anyway, and offers a very insightful interpretation of Elizabeth and Darcy’s relationship.

Heehee 🙂

Written by Emily Jane

December 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

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  1. thanks for these links.

    Nana Fredua-Agyeman

    December 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    • You’re welcome Nana, I hope you liked them. I’m thinking of posting links like this more frequently, as I find them.

      Emily Jane

      December 6, 2011 at 12:14 am

  2. I love the bronte magazine story sure it will go for wayy to much money ,all the best stu


    December 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  3. The Bronte manuscript sounds amazing! And what parallels to Jane Eyre! Hope they’ll at least bring out an edition for the public, or is there one already? Off to read the comic 🙂


    December 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    • I know right!? I don’t think there’s a public edition out there yet, though I too hope one gets made!

      Emily Jane

      December 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  4. LOL that Dinosaur comic is priceless. I have to say, just priceless.

    Amy Reads

    December 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    • Haha, glad you think so too Amy. I’ve been giggling about it all week. I love Dinosaur Comics!

      Emily Jane

      December 13, 2011 at 12:00 am

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