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For sale: home that inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Ponden Hall, a nine bedroom house in Stanbury, West Yorkshire, England, is considered to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and sister Anne's Wildfell Hall. The Brontës spent a great deal of time on the property in the early 1800s. Now it could be yours. Current owner and Brontë superfan Julie Akhurst and her husband have put it on the market for £1.25m. In their twenty years of ownership, they've completed a major, yet careful, renovation and opened it as a B&B for other Br...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Homes, Authors, Houses, Brontes, Anne, Emily, Julie, Cathy, Emily Bronte, Yorkshire Post, Earnshaw, Bronte, Wuthering Heights


Wuthering Heights house is for sale

You might have used SparkNotes for Wuthering Heights in high school, but if you’re in the market for a charming house in the English countryside, you should give Emily Brontë’s only novel another read. Ponden Hall, the mid-16th century home that is said to have inspired the classic novel by Emily Brontë, is now for sale. Located in West Yorkshire, the property was the site of many visits from the Brontë sisters in the 19th century. Now, the 5,000-square-foot building serves as an award-winnin...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, West Yorkshire, Shakespeare, All, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë, Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ponden Hall, Ponden Reservoir


10 approachable must-read classics

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don


10 must-read classic books for beginners

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don


Other Fiction Bell, Ellis: Der Sturmheidhof. V1 [German] 16.1.2019

Hinter dem Namen Ellis Bell verbarg sich bei der Erstveröffentlichung ihres Romans "Wuthering Heights" eine der begabten Brontë-Sisters, Emily Brontë; und der "Sturmheidhof" ist nichts anderes als eben dieser Roman, dessen Titel im Allgemeinen in deutschen Übersetzungen als "Sturmhöhe" firmiert; "Umwitterte Höhen" (in der Übersetzung von Alfred Wolfenstein) hat frodok 2017 hier hochgeladen. Die Übersetzung von Gisela Etzel aus dem Jahre 1908, die auch die Örtlichkeiten konsequent eindeutscht -...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Emily Bronte, Titel, Wuthering Heights, Hinter, Alfred Wolfenstein, Bell Ellis, Namen Ellis Bell, Gisela Etzel, Percy Tarrant Insbesondere, Buchdeckel Schriftzug, Bell Ellis Der Sturmheidhof


A high school English department goes big to encourage reading

When the students of Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois returned to school from winter break there was something different about the hallways of the English department. Six floor-to-ceiling vinyl prints of book covers had been installed while they were away in the hopes that it would encourage students to talk more about their reading life. School spokesman Ron Girard says that the project was intended to “get students talking about the reading that they do” and has succeeded in...
Tags: School, Books, Kazuo Ishiguro, Matthew Shepard, Emily Bronte, Jason Reynolds, Mundelein High School, Books In Design, Fredrik Backman, Christopher McDougall, Wuthering Heights, Mundelein Illinois, Beartown, Leslea Newman, Reading / Literacy, Ron Girard


'Visit Wuthering Heights': Classic novels transformed into vintage travel posters

Imagine fictional "Wuthering Heights" as a vacation spot! These travel posters advertise destinations from some of the most popular classic novels ever written.
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Celebrating Emily Brontë

Only one birthday is “celebrated” in Wuthering Heights. It doesn’t go well. The young Catherine Linton begins her 16th birthday with a modestly optimistic plan to buck the established family pattern of solitary mourning to mark the date when she came into the world (“a puny, seven months child”), but her mother died two hours later. “On the anniversary of [Miss Cathy’s] birth,” Nelly reports, “we never manifested any signs of rejoicing, […]. Her father invariably spent that day alone in the libr...
Tags: Books, Belgium, Halifax, Catherine, Tabby, Charlotte, Anne, Heathcliff, Emily, Cathy, Nelly, Wikimedia Commons, Emily Bronte, Haworth, Bronte, Linton


Emily Bronte: How she inspired Kate Bush, Sylvia Plath, Lily Cole and more

It's Emily Bronte's 200th birthday and Wuthering Heights is still having an impact on our culture.
Tags: News, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush Sylvia Plath Lily Cole


Literary map of the UK

If you’re a traveler with an obsession over British literature, we’ve got your next trip entirely planed. UK-based site QuickQuid created a map that shows the locations of where 36 of the United Kingdom’s most-celebrated literary masterpieces are based in. Those who want to undertake such a trip will visit every corner of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland as prominent British literature traverses the countryside far and wide from central London, including the very remote Isle of ...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Scotland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Nick Hornby, Literature, Skye, Winnie, All, Secret Garden, Lewis, Eeyore, Hundred Acre Wood


Late bloomers: 10 classic books with terrible initial reviews

Just because books are lauded today, doesn't mean they weren't, in their own time, received with anger, fear, and disdain. Some of the most valuable works of literature we have got their start amidst disgrace and outrage, though in the long run at least, they didn't seem to suffer too much for it. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov The New York Times did not like Lolita. The full quote goes a little something like this: “There are two equally serious reasons why it isn't worth any adult reader's atten...
Tags: Post, News, New York Times, Oxford, Graham, Ussr, Dyson, Novels, Tolkien, Stalin, Jim, Melville, Joyce, Flaubert, Ahab, Huck


Lily Cole: Heathcliff was a domestic abuser

Actor and model Lily Cole on rethinking Wuthering Heights' romantic hero.
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Lily Cole: Bronte's Heathcliff was a 'domestic abuser'

Actor and model Lily Cole on rethinking Wuthering Heights' romantic hero.
Tags: News, Lily Cole, Heathcliff, Bronte, Wuthering Heights


Kate Bush pens Emily Bronte tribute for Yorkshire moors memorial

The musician's words about the Wuthering Heights author will be carved in stone.
Tags: UK, News, Yorkshire, Kate Bush, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights


Kate Bush creates Emily Bronte moors memorial

The singer's words about the Wuthering Heights author will be carved in stone.
Tags: News, Kate Bush, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights


The Living Dead: A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature – review

Author: James B. Twitchell First Published: 1987 The Blurb: In his Preface to The Living Dead: A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature, James Twitchell writes that he is not interested in the current generation of vampires, which he finds "rude, boring and hopelessly adolescent". However, they have not always been this way. In fact, a century ago they were often quite sophisticated, used by artists varied as Blake, Poe, Coleridge, the Brontes, Shelley, and Keats, to explain aspects of i...
Tags: Movies, Burger, Poe, Lamia, Dracula, Vlad III, Coleridge, Harker, Lenore, Keats, George Sylvester Viereck, Stoker, Ruthven, Vampire, Energy Vampire, Vlad Ţepeş


If You Like These Current Musicians, Listen to These Old School Artists

It's a blast to the past.Your playlists are boring you, you can't find any artist you haven't heard before, and all you seem to listen to is the same five songs on repeat. We've all been there. If you can't find new music to add to your library, maybe it's because you're looking in the wrong decade. There are many great musicians you might've missed because they were popular in the '60s or the '80s. Here are some recommendations for who to listen to based on the artists you already like. If you ...
Tags: Music, Lorde, College, Mick Jagger, Royals, Harry Styles, Kate Bush, Prince, Times, Gucci, Janelle Monae, Paramore, Bush, Blondie, Chapman, Rolling Stones


Joan Didion Creates a Handwritten List of the 19 Books That Changed Her Life

If you've read much Joan Didion, you've almost surely come across an observation or phrase that has changed the way you look at California, the media, or the culture of the late 20th century — or indeed, changed your life. But if life-changing writers have all had their own lives changed by the writers before them, which writers made Joan Didion the Joan Didion whose writing still exerts an influence today? Conveniently enough, the author of Play It as It Lays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, and ...
Tags: Google, Books, London, California, College, Berlin, George Orwell, Paris, Literature, Joan Didion, John, Seoul, Henry James, Joyce Carol Oates, Samarra, Bethlehem


"How is that a haunting question? Of course they would."

Said Freeman Hunt, reacting to the headline "Neil deGrasse Tyson Has A Haunting Question About Bears,"* blogged here yesterday. I said, "The word 'haunt' is way overused. I should do a post about that." So this is that post.The first thing I see is that 14 years ago, in the early months of this blog, I wrote a substantial post about the word "haunted" and the way it is overused.**Next, I see that the verb "to haunt" did not begin as a powerful, ghost-related word. It simply referred to frequency...
Tags: Law, Fiction, Canada, Language, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ghost, Scandinavia, Shakespeare, Bears, Horse, Richard III, Brontes, Slang, John Huston, Cathy, Laurence Olivier


Paul Thomas Anderson talks ‘Phantom Thread,’ Daniel Day-Lewis quitting and why England is ‘not the Valley’

Like no other filmmaker, Paul Thomas Anderson has chronicled the dysfunctional glories of his hometown, the San Fernando Valley (“Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love”), and state (“There Will Be Blood,” “Inherent Vice,” parts of “The Master”). His latest feature “Phantom Thread,” however, not only sees a major location shift to 1950s England, but a more deeply interiorized approach to his favorite subject: people who can’t cope well with others. And it’s about high fashion. Daniel Day-...
Tags: Post, England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Sport, Rebecca, Things To Do, Soccer, Yorkshire, Luxembourg, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christian Bale, Spielberg, Boogie Nights, Memory Lane


Other Fiction Brontë, Emily: Umwitterte Höhen. (german) V1. 19 Dec 2017

Emily Jane Brontë (30. Juli 1818 in Thornton, Yorkshire — 19. Dezember 1848 in Haworth, Yorkshire) war eine britische Schriftstellerin, die durch ihren einzigen Roman Wuthering Heights (deutsch: Sturmhöhe) bekannt wurde. Emily Brontë veröffentlichte ausschließlich unter dem Pseudonym Ellis Bell. (nach Wikipedia) Umwitterte Höhen. Im Original 1847 als "Wuthering Heights" erschienen. In der Übersetzung von Alfred Wolfenstein (1888-1945). Attached Thumbnails ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Thornton Yorkshire, Haworth Yorkshire, Emily Jane Brontë, Pseudonym Ellis Bell nach Wikipedia, Alfred Wolfenstein


listening to joni: #3: ladies of the canyon

Ladies of the Canyon, 1970 Original Front Cover I put this album on for the first time in probably three decades, and I thought, ah, here's Joni.Ladies of the Canyon, Joni's third album, is the first time we hear the seeds of the future Joni, the first glimpses of elements in her music which would become old friends.It's the first time we hear her on piano. The first time she has arranged horns, strings, percussion, and background vocals. The first time we hear several of themes that s...
Tags: Travel, Music, Canada, Bob Dylan, Holland, John, Woodstock, Dylan, Graham Nash, Nash, Crosby Stills, Joni, Robert Christgau, Laura K, Laurel Canyon, Wuthering Heights


100 Books Scratch Off Poster

From the Hundred Acre Wood to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, this poster invites you to read your way through 100 iconic books. As you do, use a coin to scratch off each title and reveal surprise, literary artwork underneath. The collection covers classics like Animal Farm and Wuthering Heights, as well as works in the contemporary canon like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and influential nonfiction like Freakonomics. It's an interactive way for any bookworm to enjoy essential reading. Made i...
Tags: UK, Shopping, Harry Potter, Hundred Acre Wood, Westeros, Wuthering Heights, Macbeth Pride and Prejudice


TIFF 2017 Review: The Lodgers

The Lodgers: Wildly Gothic horror film is the best movie of its kind since The Others Last week we raved about the Gothic, lurid mystery thriller The Limehouse Golem and then, in another feature, championed the return of this sort of cinema by rolling out a list of our 9 favorite – many unsung – Gothic horror movies. In both of those features, we mentioned a picture that we had recently seen and would soon discuss here. That film was Let Us Prey director Brian O’Malley’s Irish chiller The Lod...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, Ireland, Toronto Film Festival, Edward, Henry James, Vega, Rachel, Jane Eyre, Malley, O Malley, Brian Glazer, Ken Russell, Brian O Malley, ComingSoon


9 Gothic Horror Films You Need to See

A look at 9 awesome Gothic horror movies The appeal of the Gothic horror film ebbs and flows, like any subgenre. The earliest Universal films locked the two key Gothic horror properties in Frankenstein and Dracula to forge their initial spate of films and those two titles – along with Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw and to a lesser extent, Bronte sister novels like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre – have been cornerstones of the sort of cinema lovers of all things ornate and romantic and lu...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Horror, Tim Burton, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Guillermo Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Jane Seymour, Sleepy Hollow, Henry James, New England, Roger Corman, Poe, Crimson Peak, Burton


Heartthrobs and happy endings

Popular romance is often written to a formula. Our heroine falls for the attractions of the hero. Stuff gets in the way. They get through this and marry. We assume that they are happy thereafter. Most of the books published by Mills and Boon or Harlequin have some variation on this kind of narrative, centring on heartthrobs and happy endings. More ‘literary’ classics tend to present more complexity, but this isn’t always the case. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a perfect example of the rom...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Romance, History, Sociology, Literature, Jane Austen, Lovelace, Rochester, Charlotte Brontë, Bennet, Tom Jones, Derbyshire, Colin Firth, George Eliot


This Comics Artist Turned Apple's Terms and Conditions Into a Graphic Novel

Some know comics artist R Sikoryak for his Masterpiece Comics series, in which he projects classic novels through the lens of iconic comics with tongue-in-cheek flair. Think Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" drawn and told in the style of a Dick Sprang Batman comic, or Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" rendered as an issue of the EC Comics classic "Tales from the Crypt."Mr. Sikoryak's latest project brings his satirical mashup approach into the world of digital tech, but to a place that is decided...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Dostoyevsky, Bronte, EC Comics, Kate Kaye, Wuthering Heights, Sikoryak, R Sikoryak


Interview: Showrunner Kerry Ehrin Talks Bates Motel Season 5

An exclusive interview with Kerry Ehrin, the mind behind TV’s hit macabre soap opera Bates Motel With A&E’s Bates Motel currently stabbing into its 5th season (the show airs Monday nights at 10pm ET/PT), we had the chance to connect with the brains behind the Psycho-as-soap-opera thriller, Emmy award winning showrunner Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights, The Wonder Years) and discuss the history of the show, its future, its smashingly talented cast and its visionary take on the house that Rober...
Tags: Better Call Saul, TV, Texas, London, Movies, Horror, Walking Dead, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Skype, Bates Motel, Psycho, Virginia Woolf, Carlton, Ryan, Kenny


What makes a love song? OUP staff have their say

The “love song” is undoubtedly timeless, pervading over the centuries–the themes of beauty, time, passion and heartache can be seen very early on in William Shakespeare’s sonnets, (among some of the first expressions of the love song), and with these universal ideas of love remaining ever-significant subject matter of popular music today. But what makes a love song? We all respond to and interpret the love song in our own personal way, and romance was certainly in the air for OUP staff when we a...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Romance, Valentine's Day, David Bowie, Elton John, Beethoven, Sigur Ros, William Shakespeare, Muse, Rod Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Cleopatra, Songs, Playlist


Who’s your literary valentine? [quiz]

It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone is in want of a literary valentine. Characters from classic literature have a way of capturing our hearts. Whether you’ve always had a crush on Heathcliff or are still seeking the Dorian Gray to your Basil Hallward (or the Juliet to your Romeo), this quiz is for you. We’ll set you up on a blind date with what might be the literary love of your life—they’ll meet you in the classic literature section of your local bookstore. Happy Va...
Tags: Books, Romance, Relationships, Love, Valentine's Day, Literature, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Orlando, Plato, Emily Bronte, Quizzes & Polls, Oxford World's Classics, Wuthering Heights, Arabian Nights' Entertainments, My Antonia