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Book Fetish: Volume 301

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Two New Charlotte Brontë Manuscripts to Be Published This Fall

A poem and a story found in the pages of a book owned by Charlotte Brontë's mother will be published by the Brontë society.

I Have Only Read My Favorite Book Twice

A reader talks about revisiting her favorite book, JANE EYRE, and considers whether she should read it a third time. Would you?

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels

What if we summarized those 19th-century classics a little more...honestly?

7 Things You Never Knew about the Brontës

Facts you might not know about our favorite literary family, to celebrate Charlotte's 201st birthday.

9 L. M. Montgomery Heroines and Their Classic Literary Counterparts

For a small province, Prince Edward Island sure does have its share of dramatic goings-on. Don’t let the idyllic scenery ...

How to Throw Jane Eyre a Birthday Party

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Jane Eyre’s Red Room

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

How to Throw Jane Eyre a Birthday Party

Full of gothic romance and proto-feminist social criticism, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was first published on 16th October, 1847. And ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Jane Eyre’s Red Room

As a general rule I love adaptations, from the faithful to the experimental to the “it’s actually just the name you’re ...

And I’d Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, ...

Five Thoughts on a First Ever Reading of Jane Eyre

A few years ago, I wrote a silly post about literary confessions — one of which was that I frequently ...

Fear of Flash Gordon and Sibling Rivalry: Why Authors Use Pen Names

So, like the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon, debut detective novelist Robert Galbraith has been unmasked as none other ...

Casting Downton Abbey From Literature, Part II–Downstairs

Several weeks ago I shared a possible cast of Abbey’s “upstairs” denizens; this week, we turn to the popular BBC-produced ...

Casting “Downton Abbey” from Literature: Upstairs

Hardcore Downtonites (and I use the term “hardcore” deliberately–what is “Downton Abbey” if not porn for Anglophiles?) like me have ...