Brontë Curiosities: legends from Haworth- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Let’s have a look at the many local legends told by Tabby to the young Brontës in stormy, winter nights. One of those that captured their imagination was about the Gytrash, a legendary black dog well-known in northern England. It was said that this animal would appear in the form of a horse, a donkey …

Readings- The Second Discovered Manuscript. Article by Maddalena De Leo

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The new poetic manuscript found in the book belonged to the mother of the Brontës contains seventy-two iambic pentameter verses. Charlotte wrote them using a pencil, and in a small letters handwriting. The fact that there are several erasure marks and corrections in the text makes it clear that Charlotte was still editing it when the …

Readings: The First Discovered Manuscript (In Prose) – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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The first one of two manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë- both accidentally found in the book The Remains of  Henry Kirke White- is a short, undated story written in prose, presumably dated back to 1833– year when young Charlotte started with her brother Branwell a literary collaboration that would lead to the creation of the Angrian saga. It’s a witty and funny …

BS Publishing News: The Lost Manuscripts- Article by Maddalena De Leo

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During an American auction in 2016, thanks to the financial help from other British national institutions, the Brontë Society was able to buy a book once belonged to the Brontë family. The Remains of Henry Kirke White is a book curated by poet Robert Southey and it was one of the objects that Maria Branwell, future …

Ghosts and Brontë Curiosities- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Would you like to know about the ghosts that used to wander around Haworth at the time of the Brontës? They were very well-known between the eighteenth and the nineteenth century, and Tabby loved to tell about their apparitions in several buildings at the village. It seems that at Old Hall – in the South of …