Here you can explore the Wordsworth Museum
which is next door to Dove Cottage
- it was in this little cottage,
at times ‘crammed edge full’ with people, in the heart of the remote Lake
District, that William Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the
Emily Brontë is best known for writing the novelWuthering Heightsin 1847. She was the sister of Charlotte and Anne
Brontë, also famous authors.
At first, reviewers did not know what to make ofWuthering
Heights, a novel where realism and Gothic symbolism combine to form a work of fiction which is full of social relevance and where themes such as good versus evil, chaos and order, selfishness, betrayal and obsession intertwine as the story unfolds. It was only after Emily Brontë's death that the book
developed its reputation as a literary masterwork. She died of tuberculosis on 19 December 1848.
The parsonage where
Emily Brontë spent much of her life is now a museum. The Brontë Societyoperates the museum and
works to preserve and honor the work of the Brontë sisters. Read here.
Here you can read my previous post on Emily Brontë's novel.
Frankenstein is a unique novel in the canon of
English literature. The novel seeks to find the answers to questions that no
doubt perplexed Mary Shelley and the readers of her time. Mary
Shelley is intensely aware of the concern that technology was advancing at a
rate that dizzied the mind of early 18th century readers. Perhaps this novel is
addressing that issue of advances created by men, but which fly in the face of
"natural" elements and divine plans. Continue reading here.
Clickhereto find useful material to revise the novel.