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 …

Birds in Wuthering Heights- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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In an interesting article by Emily Roberson Wallce published in Brontë Studies, September 2016[1], the peculiar role of birds in Wuthering Heights is addressed by the author. In Emily Brontë’s novel, not less than fifty species of birds are mentioned and they are used as symbols of the unhappiness that pervades Wuthering Heights, perfectly in line with …

A Look At One Of Emily Brontë’s Poems: Month After Month Year After Year (A Comment) – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Month after month year after year My harp has poured a dreary strain – At length a livelier note shall cheer And pleasure tune its chords again What though the stars and fair moonlight Are quenched in morning dull and grey They were but tokens of the night And this my soul is day This …