An Unutterable Wretchedness of the Mind: ‘Jane Eyre’

Born in Yorkshire, England, on the 21st of April, 1816, Charlotte Brontë was the third of six Brontë children, and the longest surviving. Along with her younger sisters Emily (1818-1848) and Anne (1820-1849), Charlotte remains a popular author to this day. She completed four novels in her lifetime, three of which she saw published (the… Read More An Unutterable Wretchedness of the Mind: ‘Jane Eyre’

Words Curling Round Me: 2020 Reading List

Welcome to 2020! It is the year of the rat, and so I begin by rummaging through the dark corners of my bookcase for the texts that I have hoarded this past year, but not yet read. “𝓦𝓱𝓮𝓷 𝓘 𝓬𝓪𝓷𝓷𝓸𝓽 𝓼𝓮𝓮 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓭𝓼 𝓬𝓾𝓻𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓵𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓼𝓶𝓸𝓴𝓮 𝓻𝓸𝓾𝓷𝓭 𝓶𝓮 𝓘 𝓪𝓶 𝓲𝓷 𝓭𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 – 𝓘… Read More Words Curling Round Me: 2020 Reading List

Generally Gothic Book Club Readalong: ‘Rappaccini’s Daughter’

“𝕲𝖎𝖔𝖛𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖎 𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖑𝖑 𝖋𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔 𝖇𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝖔𝖈𝖈𝖚𝖕𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓 𝖙𝖔 𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖐 𝖉𝖔𝖜𝖓 𝖎𝖓𝖙𝖔 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖌𝖆𝖗𝖉𝖊𝖓 𝖇𝖊𝖓𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖜𝖎𝖓𝖉𝖔𝖜.” This week, I will be reading the short story, RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and you are invited to read with me. Born in Salem, Massachusetts with direct connections to the historic American witch trials, Hawthorne is famously the… Read More Generally Gothic Book Club Readalong: ‘Rappaccini’s Daughter’