Today is Charlotte Brontë's birthday, which you can celebrate with her favorite dessert: cake-pie, which is traditionally made by watching a movie that stars Michael Fassbender while eating cake and pie simultaneously to induce mouthgasm.
In 2009, British readers voted Mr. Rochester the "most popular hero in literature." Now, there's yet another adaptation out. I like Jane Eyre as much as the next guy, but what's our obsession with this objectively creepy dynamic?
For some of us, the words "Charlotte Brontë's dollhouse" are tantamount to magic. The Jane Eyre author redecorated the "George II grained four-room 'baby' house circa 1750" when she was working as a governess for the wealthy Sidgwicks. The novelist wrote her sister Emily in 1839, "I now begin to find [Mrs Sidgwick]…