October 6: Emily Bronte

October 6: Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
October 6: Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello, Cobblers.

You have successfully survived another Monday, so let’s celebrate your accomplishment with another day of Gothic Literature Month. Today, we praise the work of Emily Bronte and her novel “Wuthering Heights.” If you need to read this right now but there’s not a copy in sight, Project Gutenberg has free ebooks in different forms: “Project Gutenberg: Wuthering Heights.”

For an extended bio, genealogy and a time line of Bronte’s life, check out The Reader’s Guide to Wuthering Heights: “Emily Jane Bronte.”

Intelligence Squared is host to a literary battle between Bronte and Jane Austen. The performance is available in video and podcast form: “Jane Austen vs Emily Bronte: The Queens of English Literature Debate, with actors Dominic West, Sam West, Mariah Gale and Eleanor Tomlinson.

University of Pennsylvania hosts a digital collection dedicated as A Celebration of Women Writers, which offers the collection of poems published by the Bronte sisters under their male pseudonyms: “Proems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.

And finally, we have a feature from Paste regarding death metal’s draw to Bronte: “Emily Bronte: Death Metal Darling.” If you only read on thing today, I strongly suggest this article.


6 thoughts on “October 6: Emily Bronte

    1. Welcome, Alan.
      Love that quote! There is no doubt that Bronte has that grand ability to write in such a way that almost every line can be highlighted. There are some writers who I think are gifted, but so much of their work doesn’t necessarily work out of context. Bronte is top-notch.


  1. I remember being obsessed with Wuthering Heights when I was in high school. I remember following my mom trying to read passages out loud to her. The article relating her to death metal was a fun read–it may seem strange to some but anyone who enjoys metal and gothic fiction can see the connection between the two. 🙂

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    1. Welcome, Kas.
      I loved that article, too! I get really excited when there’s some sort of crossover between creative fields or when there’s a connection pointed out between old and new. You might be interested in an article from The Atlantic,”When T.S. Eliot Invented the Hipster”: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/01/how-ts-eliot-invented-the-hipsters/384175/ . I included it with the September curation for Eliot.

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