Monthly Archives: November 2016

Morgan Library: Charlotte’s letter to William S. Williams

Many of my favorite items from the exhibit were early works by Charlotte and her siblings, but I also found a framed letter addressed to William S. Williams, dated October 28, 1846, particularly compelling. It’s a little tough to read … Continue reading

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The Morgan Library: The Brontë Exhibit

The photo below shows a first edition copy of Wuthering Heights and a first edition copy of Jane Eyre. I found this display at the exhibit really cool because on the copy of Wuthering Heights below the title, it says … Continue reading

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The Problem With Tess

After finishing Tess of the D’Urbervilles I wrestled with the ending of the novel and the image of Tess it seems to portray. Throughout the novel Tess is painted as a selfless young girl who would do anything for her … Continue reading

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Selfie at The Morgan Library

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The Power of Point of View

The peculiar narrative structure of The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, is perhaps a tool meant to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the time traveler’s story. The majority of the story recounts the experiences of the time traveller as … Continue reading

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The Future Through a Limited Lens

H.G. Wells frames the majority of The Time Machine through an interesting perspective; rather than narrating the adventures of the Time Traveler through third person perspective, he allows the Time Traveler to tell his own story through his own words. … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte Exhibit – Childhood Imagination

Above is a picture of one of the many minuscule books and poems created by the Brontë siblings. At the exhibit they had magnifying glasses available so that you could read the text written in miniature handwriting on the little … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte Exhibit – Childhood Works

Above is a picture of one of Charlotte Bronte’s early works that she created with her siblings when they were young. There were a couple of these early works, which are so much smaller than you would guess – about … Continue reading

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Brontë Exhibit at the Morgan

The name of the Charlotte Brontë exhibit at the Morgan Library was “An Independent Will,” which I think succinctly sums up the life of Charlotte Brontë and her character Jane Eyre. CB marched to the beat of her own drum. … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Exhibit: Charlotte’s Marriage License

This is a photo of Charlotte’s marriage license with Arthur Bell Nicholls that was on display at the exhibit. It was issued on June 16, 1854,  just a year before Charlotte’s death. Charlotte died in 1855 in the early stages of … Continue reading

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