Charlotte Brontë : Afterlives of a Modern Woman

Bronte Family

The Brontë Parsonage is proud to present their next Thursday talk: Charlotte Brontë : Afterlives of a Modern Woman.

The event will be held at the parsonage at 2 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. EST) with a virtual event at 7:30 p.m. GMT (2:30 p.m.EST). Tickets are free with the museum admission but the virtual event costs £3. The virtual event will be live and will not be recorded and is on Zoom.

For more information, visit the event page.

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.

Sundays with Jane Eyre

The Rosenbach Museum has a wonderful  Bronte event happening. Beginnings September 19, and lasting until April 10, their biblioventure continues with Sundays with Jane Eyre, a 30 week read of the infamous romance.

Each week from 2P – 4P EST, join Edward G. Pettit and a rotating list of cohosts on Zoom as they do a deep dive into the book covering a chapter or two a week.

The Rosenbach also holds a first edition of Jane Eyre in their collection along with a copy owned by Lewis Carroll, a letter from Charlotte herself to Ellen Nussey, and most importantly, a manuscript in Charlotte’s hand of the preface she wrote for the second edition of the book signed by her pseudonym, Currer Bell.

The Rosenbach requests that you register in advance and if you miss a week, you can watch the the available replay. For more information, visit the program website.



No Possibility

“There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

His Presence

“A safe, still night; too serene for the companionship of fear. We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us: and it is in the unclouded night sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His Omnipresence.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Incomprehensible Creatures

“No, but still it is very unpleasant to live with such unimpressible, incomprehensible creatures. You cannot love them; and if you could, your love would be utterly thrown away: they could neither return it, nor value, nor understand it.” Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Dread Remorse

“Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wise People

“Wise people say it is folly to think anybody perfect; and as to likes and dislikes, we should be friendly to all, and worship none”  Villette by Charlote Bronte

Uncertain Future

“Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star.” Villette by Charlotte Bronte