Charlotte Brönte

Portrait of Charlotte Brontë

Who: Charlotte Brontë, a young author who wrote one of the most iconic novels in English literature; she published books under the pseudonym Currer Bell in the 1800s

Why She Dazzles: She penned novels about smart, independent women who are conflicted by their social surroundings and love. The most popular of hers: Jane Eyre. Swoon!

Why You Need to Know Her Today: Charlotte wrote about strong young heroines who weren’t afraid to speak their minds in the 19th century. (Jane Eyre came before Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen!) Oh, and she introduced us to the OG Adéle. Charlotte was also the eldest sister to her superstar sisters Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights) and Anne Brontë (Agnes Grey), both famous authors who are the gold standards of British literature.

What She Would Write Today—Because She Wrote It Then: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Picture of a yellow gold Cartier Love bracelet
“He was the first to recognize me, and to love what he saw.”—Jane in “Jane Eyre”

 

What She Would Wear to a Book Reading Tonight: Cartier’s Love collection is the new diamond. Once you put it on, you can’t take it off. Or, at least, you won’t want to be without it. The Love collection represents timeless, passionate romance—a classic display of love.

Picture of Renoir's painting, "Dance in the City," on a card by Papyrus
“Love is real — the most real, the most lasting, the sweetest and yet the bitterest thing we know.”—from Charlotte’s “Shirley”

 

What She Would Send to Her Friend: Charlotte wrote heartbreaking love letters to her former professor who was married. Despite her own tragic love story, her iconic literary characters Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester shared passionate embraces and sensual moments. Pierre-Auguste Renoir captured similar emotional moments in his Impressionistic paintings, as seen in his famous “Dance in the City.” Side note: This print makes for an elegant and lovely wedding card.

Picture of the rose garden at Savill Garden
Queen Elizabeth II opened a new rose garden in Windsor Great Park’s Savill Garden.

 

Where She Would Instagram: Jane Eyre’s Rochester finally revealed his love to Jane in his garden: “‘Come to me—come to me entirely now,’ said he; and added, in his deepest tone, speaking in my ear as his cheek was laid on mine, ‘Make my happiness—I will make yours.'” The beautifully designed Savill Garden in Great Britain offers some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery of flowers, trees, and plants, which interconnect across 35 acres of gardens and woodlands. The rose garden blooms in vibrant colors and sweet scents, creating a sensory experience for visitors. Perfect for an English rose.

Tweet This: #DYK Fans of the Brontë sisters’ writing can visit their home in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, and can walk the Yorkshire moors that inspired many of the scenes the sisters depicted in their books #anewlady

 

 

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