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Friday, 14 October 2011

{Jane Eyre}

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I'm teaching Jane Eyre in my Humanities class this semester. It's a great novel for students to read to elucidate social and gender relations in Victorian England... and we're also looking at it in relation to Neo-gothic architecture and medievalism (Ruskin, Horace Walpole & Strawberry Hill etc...)
I'm always struck by the dramatic weather and landscape as backdrop to the unfolding plot (although so very typical and apt for a gothic novel).
It always reminds me of visits to Yorkshire. One of my very good friends, Sylvie, has been living in Leeds & I've visited  her plenty in the last few years (check out blogs here & here).
We never made it to Brontë country proper, but we did visit nearby areas of Harrogate etc...:

{Yorkshire greens}

{Leeds Arcades}

{Yorkshire mists}

The various movie renditions of the novel have provided further visuals:
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Jane writes to her uncle in Madeira.
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{gorgeous orange walls lined with portraits from apartment therapy}

{via eternity of dream}

Jane Eyre (2011)
{Hardon Hall  as Thornfield via hooked on houses}

{19th c furniture via clark classical}
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Tea spoon - Original Signed Fine Art Photograph
{gorgeous photography by Ella K Sverdlov on Etsy}
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{fantastic wall paper by zoffany}
{valdirose photography}
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{photography from valdirose}
jane eyre, victorian fashion, literature
{from how to be fancy}
{Liberty of London swatch portraits from purlbee}
If you haven't picked up the book in a while, you must do a re-read!

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