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My review of Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre . A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered by readers all over the world. Her books featuring unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions today. And who could forget one of literatures’ best-known lines: “Reader, I married him” from her classic novel Jane Eyre ? Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in 19th-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, Brontë has become a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of today’s most celebrated women authors have spun original stories, using the opening line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination.   Product Details ISBN: 9780062447098 ISBN 10: 0062447092 Imprint:

The poetry of Julia Margaret Cameron and Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  Julia Margaret Cameron I wanted to share two poems one written by Julia Margaret Cameron and one by her husband Charles Hay Cameron along with two translations of 'Lenore' for this World Poetry Day.   On a Portrait Oh, mystery of Beauty! who can tell Thy mighty influence? who can best descry How secret, swift, and subtle is the spell Wherein the music of thy voice doth lie? Here we have eyes so full of fervent love, That but for lids behind which sorrow’s touch Doth press and linger, one could almost prove That Earth had loved her favourite over much. A mouth where silence seems to gather strength From lips so gently closed, that almost say, “Ask not my story, lest you hear at length Of sorrows where sweet hope has lost its way.” And yet the head is borne so proudly high, The soft round cheek, so splendid in its bloom, True courage rises thro’ the brilliant eye, And great resolve comes flashing thro’ the gloom. Oh,