So I made a thing and have never been so proud :’)
The eternal rocks beneath // a catherine earnshaw fanmix
"The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her! " - Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
i. love out of lust - lykke li // ii. arms- the paper kites // iii. running up that hill - kate bush // iv. haunt you everyday - weezer // v. i’m here, i’m not here - julia stone // vi. cath… - death cab for cutie // vii. sadness is a blessing - lykke li // viii. love lockdown - white lies // ix. gamble - lucy rose // x. are you hurting the one you love? - florence + the machine // xi. ghosts that we knew - mumford and sons
Here is an interesting article that hypothesizes different causes for the frequent “brain fevers” and deaths among Victorian fictional ladies. She mentions how the Brontes were plagued with TB and the smallpox stuff, but I have to agree with Dr. Vickers when he says of Wuthering Heights that "It’s a plot device to make a ghost of Cathy as quickly as possible, so that she can haunt both Heathcliffe and us".
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When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence.
Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” was published on this day in 1847. While I’m a very big fan of most Victorian literature, “Jane Eyre” made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn’t.