The Moon In Jane Eyre. Part I: At Gateshead And Lowood

The moon is full this winter night;        The stars are clear, though few;And every window glistens bright,With leaves of frozen dew. The sweet moon through your lattice gleamsAnd lights your room like day;And there you pass, in happy dreams,The peaceful hours away! From Honour’s Martyr by Anne Bronte The following article will reflect upon theContinue reading “The Moon In Jane Eyre. Part I: At Gateshead And Lowood”

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Madwoman in the Attic (Part II)

The madwoman in the attic has been reivindicated by both postcolonialists and feminists as a symbol of patriarchal oppression and social injustice. According to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, in her influential essay, ‘Three women’s texts and a critique of imperialism,‘ it is impossible to approach nineteenth-century British literature without bearing in mind that Imperialism, constituted “aContinue reading “Madwoman in the Attic (Part II)”

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The Madwoman in the Attic (Part I)

The phrase “the madwoman in the attic” is the title of the groundbreaking book of feminist literary criticism by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar written in 1979. These scholars introduced a revolutionary approach to the exploration of the works of female authors of the nineteenth century. Their rereading was aimed at uncovering the patriarchal influencesContinue reading “The Madwoman in the Attic (Part I)”

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Richard Mason: The Villain in Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, and The Eyre Hall Series

Richard Mason is a fascinating character, created by Charlotte Bronte, for her novel Jane Eyre, and taken up a century later in the prequel written by Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea. Mason reappears in All Hallows at Eyre Hall, the sequel to both Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea, as one of the main characters. Continue reading “Richard Mason: The Villain in Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, and The Eyre Hall Series”

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“Reader, I married him.”

The Last chapter of Jane Eyre begins with these four words, “Reader, I married him.” As if with marriage the narrator wished to close the story which started when Jane was a ten year old orphan living unhappily with her cruel aunt, Mrs. Reed, and spiteful cousins; Georgina, Eliza, and John. She later went throughContinue reading ““Reader, I married him.””

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Wide Sargasso Sea the “Prequel” to Jane Eyre by Jean Rhys

Although my main inspiration in writing The Eyre Hall Trilogy was Jane Eyre,  its “prequel” Wide Sargasso Sea, written over a hundred years later by Jean Rhys, has been almost equally responsible. Both novels are complimentary and it is their combined stories which have led to my “sequel” The Eyre Hall Trilogy. Jean Rhys RhysContinue reading “Wide Sargasso Sea the “Prequel” to Jane Eyre by Jean Rhys”

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New Book Cover for All Hallows at Eyre Hall

As the final editing process is coming to a close, thanks to the invaluable help of my wonderful, generous and constructive beta readers: Roberta, Elizabeth, Tina and Karen (They will be getting a complete post soon because they deserve one!) I have decided to ask a professional web artist to design my cover. Thanks DavidContinue reading “New Book Cover for All Hallows at Eyre Hall”

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Always Rereading Jane Eyre

I was an impressionable teenager the first time I read Jane Eyre and I have reread it countless times since then. Every time I have reread it I have uncovered another angle or aspect in this superb manuscript. My first impression was one of awe and admiration due to the sheer power of the charactersContinue reading “Always Rereading Jane Eyre”

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