“In my soul and in my heart, I’m convinced I’m wrong!”
The Book Fairies have been celebrating Emily Brontë’s birthday with the whole family! We have been busy hiding novels by Emily, Charlotte and Anne today.
About Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë:
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man.
He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.
About Villette by Charlotte Brontë:
Based on Charlotte Brontë’s personal experience as a teacher in Brussels, Villette is a moving tale of repressed feelings and subjection to cruel circumstance and position, borne with heroic fortitude.
Rising above the frustrations of confinement within a rigid social order, it is also the story of a woman’s right to love and be loved.
About Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë:
Agnes Grey is a trenchant exposé of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. This is a deeply personal novel written from the author’s own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century.
Get your hands on a book!
If you weren’t lucky enough to spot one of these treats, you can find all Brontë books (and other classics!) on the Wordsworth Editions website and in many independent bookshops. Happy shopping!
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can spread the magic by being a book fairy! To get started, order some book fairy stickers and hide a few books you’d like to share.