Posted by Marsha on September 16, 1997 at 23:48:06:
In reply to This Fanny-ite likes Charlotte Brontė posted by The Mysterious H.C. on September 16, 1997 at 22:50:05
I love the Bronte sisters just as much as I do JA. Jane Eyre is simply Jane Eyre, one of the best novels ever!
Jane Eyre is one of my favorite novels, which I have reread many times and I love it as much as I can any JA novel. I love Shirley almost as much, and I really enjoy Villette and Professor, though not as much as the first two.
Wuthering Heights has to be one of the strangest I've ever read, but it's unforgettable. I think one of the most vivid scenes I've read has to be when Heathcliff is outside when Cathy is dying.
I've only read Agnes Grey by AB (just finished), and I like it quite a lot. It's not nearly as passionate as Charlotte or Emily, but the heroine takes one's notice. And what Agnes has to suffer as governess really throws some light on why Jane Fairfax thought it slavery.
On Fanny & Jane Eyre, some critic I've read once said that MP should have been written by Charlotte. She would have cancelled the satire, but made Fanny despite her insignificance, a riveting figure (Besides making Henry hte hero, IMHO-much more a bronte type than Edmund)
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