This is an excellent post on the Anne Brontë theme. Well worth taking a look at the full article.
Today is the birthday of Anne Bronte, the youngest of the famed Bronte sisters. The birthday of arguably the most under-appreciated of the Bronte sisters would be an appropriate time to reflect on her literary work. But, that is not my purpose here. What I would like to reflect on is the role Anne played in her short life to advance equality and unveil the misogyny and mendacity of society – both Victorian and contemporary.
Like many people who were granted the gift of a balanced secondary education, I muddled through Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and Charlotte’s Jane Eyre while in high school, gleaning only the surface of what these women sought to impart. Like some I came back to them as an adult, scuffed up and seasoned a bit by life, and finally understood what all the fuss was about in the first place. But, like most, I remained until recently almost completely ignorant of Anne…
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