Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Brontë Project

Finished The Brontë Project by Jennifer Vandever. Sara Frost is searching for letters written by Charlotte Brontë for research in connection with her thesis. Her topic and academic outlook are out of step with the English Department's new tone and newest visiting Scholar Claire, who has created a Diana Studies genre dedicated to the life of the late Princess Diana. Sara's fiancee leaves her and her research fellowship is not renewed. While these circumstances all sound pretty bleak, the tone of The Brontë Project is edgy, humorous and at times zany. This is a fun read, especially for Brontë fans, English majors and classic film buffs.

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