Sunday, 15 April 2012

Charlotte and Emily Brontë



Although Emily and Charlotte Brontë are both better known as authors (for Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre respectively) they both also wrote a considerable amount of poetry.  These stamp cards, PHQ cards, were issued in 1980 as part of a series of famous people (female authors).  I have to be honest, I don't find them especially attractive designs.

Yesterday I was looking at a box of postcards "100 Writers in One Box" by Penguin.  One of the reviewers on the Amazon site noted that only 14% of the postcards were women writers.

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7 comments:

  1. I bought the '100 writers in a box' postcards as I like the portraits very much and thought I might read something by each author, but I haven't got round to that project yet :).
    I agree with you on the designs of the Bronte sisters stamps, they don't really inspire you to go and read the literature.

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  2. I like those cards and giving credit where it is due.

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  3. I do like classic literature and I have read both these books - though not the poems or other works by these authors. thanks for participating!

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  4. Such good timing for me. I'm re-reading Wuthering Heights right now and re-discovering so much about the book.

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  5. These are not very attractive looking women according to this artist! I guess they were meant to be representative of drawing from the Bronte's era?

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  6. You’re right, they’re not the best representations of the Brontes, but it’s good that they are recognised in this way.

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  7. I like the idea of combining a scene from a book and a portrait.

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