Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for February 17, 2019

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What’s happening this week in the Austen and Bronte universes:

Merry, Simple-hearted Child

“In love affairs, there is no mediator like a merry, simple-hearted child – ever ready to cement divided hearts, to span the unfriendly gulf of custom, to melt the ice of cold reserve, and overthrow the separating walls of dread formality and pride.” The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Ties Stronger

“He… was attached by ties stronger than reason could break — chains, forged by habit, which it would be cruel to attempt to loosen.” Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Such Baubles

“She spoke of these with animation, and heard my admiring comments with a smile of pleasure: that soon, however, vanished, and was followed by a melancholy sigh; as if in consideration of the insufficiency of all such baubles to the happiness of the human heart, and their woeful inability to supply its insatiate demands.” Anges Grey by Anne Bronte

Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for February 10, 2019

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What’s happening this week in the Austen and Bronte universes:

Excellent Library

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen