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Branwell’s weak and volatile character was shaped in his childhood when, after his mother’s early death, an already very sensitive child had to withstand the death of his older sister Maria, who had replaced his maternal figure. It was her, as a matter of fact, who taught her little brother and sisters games and stories,… Continue reading BRANWELL BRONTË AND HIS SISTER MARIA’S DEATH- an article by Maddalena De Leo
Simona Scarfogliero wrote Emily Brontë Natura e Religione, a book entirely dedicated to the author of Wuthering Heights, and that we have recently read (you can find our review here.) We had the pleasure to interview Simona for you readers of The Sisters’ Room: let’s read together about her deep passion for the Brontë sisters, expecially for Emily, and about… Continue reading Our Guests- Interview to Simona Scarfogliero
How did people start to think that Wuthering Heights had not been written by Emily Brontë, but by her brother Branwell instead? This very widespread doubt arose for the first time in 1867, when inside the June edition of The Halifax Guardian, a very well known Yorkshire periodical, the writer and poet William Dearden wrote… Continue reading “WHO WROTE WUTHERING HEIGHTS?”: THE AUTHORSHIP ISSUE- Article By Maddalena De Leo
Charlotte Brontë’s room is located on the second floor, on the right of the children’s study. It is a bright, large room with a big window and a small fireplace. Last summer, on the occasion of Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary, some of her personal belongings were displayed in this room, like Charlotte Brontë’s tiny spectacles, some… Continue reading Virtual Tour of the Brontë Parsonage Museum- Charlotte’s Room
La Biblioteca del Vascello Editions, by Robin Publishing, has been promoting since February another work translated and curated by me, professor Maddalena de Leo. In this new book, I’ve collected four little-known and engaging stories written by Charlotte Brontë and published under the title Juvenilia. Two of these stories are quite long – like short… Continue reading CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S JUVENILIA – by Maddalena De Leo
15-02-2017 was a date to remember for our blog, because we lived a new and exciting experience- we had the chance to take part in a very interesting Master at Roma Tre University, as guests. As a matter of fact Professor Barbara Antonucci and Professor Maddalena Pennacchia invited us to talk about our blog in… Continue reading Brontë- bloggers in Roma Tre: our experience at the Master Linguaggi del Turismo e Comunicazione Interculturale