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.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, run by Viridian. Click on the button to visit her blog and all the other participants.

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  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.

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

  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!

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

  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?

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

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


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