Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for February 27, 2022

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for February 20, 2022

New Exhibit at the Bronte Parsonage

Defying Expectations

Bronte Parsonage has a interesting exhibit now showing at the Parsonage. “Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Bronte’s Wardrobe” is look at over 20 pieces of clothing and accessories owned by Charlotte. Per the exhibit’s page, Charlotte was nothing like her titular character Jane Eyre when it came to dress. Charlotte had a fondness for fashion and some risque items. Who knew!

The exhibit is curated by Dr.  Eleanore Houghton, a historical fashion consultant. Houghton’s most recent work includes an exhibit featuring the dress of the 19th C author, George Eliot.

The exhibit runs until January 1, 2023 and the cost is part of the museum entry fee. For more information, you can visit the exhibit website.

You Pierce My Soul: Happy Valentine’s Day

Jane Austen is the OG of all romance writers. Across six books she has given us a world  of love and laughter, with always a happy ending for every couple.

But none of Austen’s words can compare to Chapter 23 in Persuasion. You know the one. The letter that has spawned thousands of mood boards on Pinterest.

Wentworth to Anne:

I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for February 13, 2022

Jane Austen and Bronte Movies Currently Streaming For February 2022

To Walk Invisible

Note: Some Amazon videos have “This video is currently unavailable to watch in your location” for some of the shows. This means that Amazon has pulled the video from their collection but I’m keeping the link incase it comes back.







Amazon Prime

Amazon Purchase

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for February 6, 2022

International Women’s Day: Literary Letters

The partnership of Brontë Parsonage MuseumChawton House and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House are proud to present, “International Women’s Day: Literary Letters.”

Women’s words have often been dismissed as mere ‘gossip’, whilst men’s have been fêted and admired. But women’s letters  can often reveal huge amounts about their writer’s lives and the boundaries that confined them, making them a fascinating portal into their private worlds. Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and Mary Somerville are four such extraordinary women, whose lives we can explore through their private words.

The event will be held on March 8 at 7pm – 9pm GMT (2pm – 4pm EST) and is online. Cost is £10.

For more information on the event and to book, visit the event’s webpage here.

Jane Austen Weekends

It’s not rare to find Regency balls or Jane Austen styled in-person events in the US; what is rare to find repeating events long into the year and beyond.

However, the Governor’s House in Hyde Park has done just that. A many year long event, Jane Austen Weekends are sure to not disappoint. Each weekend is themed, some with weekends in character, there are all sorts of entertainments be it for the lady or gentlemen from talks, book and movie clubs, and trivia events to suit her fancy and fly fishing and riding to suit his.

The schedule is as follows:

Series 14: Pride and Prejudice
July 29 – 31
September 9 – 11

Series 15: Sense and Sensibility
August 12 – 14
September 2 – 4 (Labor Day weekend)
January 20 – 22, 2023

Weekend in Character: August 5 – 7

Series 16: Emma
January 27 – 29, 2023
and other dates to be announced

For more information, booking tickets, and visiting, visit the Governor’s House in Hyde Park website.

P.S. The Guardian has a great article on the events.