Devil Wears Prada Sceenwriter to Adapt 'Jane Eyre' Graphic Novel

Aline Brosh McKenna is onboard to write the film adaptation of Rochester, an unreleased graphic novel that's a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. Fox 2000 acquired the rights in a deal worth the "low seven figures". Yowza, that's a whole lot of orphan porridge! » 6/26/13 9:50am 6/26/13 9:50am

Sunday Sign-Off: Celebrate Charlotte Brontë's Birthday

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. » 4/21/13 6:30pm 4/21/13 6:30pm

Your Favorite Literary Classics Are About to Be Ruined by Fifty Shades

You knew Fifty Shades of Grey was bad, but did you know that it's so bad that it's actually ruining other novels with its success? Clandestine Classics, a publisher of erotic e-books, will soon be releasing all of your favorite romance classics, such as Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes, with added … » 7/18/12 6:40pm 7/18/12 6:40pm

What Is It About Jane Eyre?

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? » 3/10/11 4:42pm 3/10/11 4:42pm

But Do They Explain What "Wuthering" Means?

Tourists on England's "Brontë Trail" can visit sites that inspired Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre — and even see the couch where Emily Brontë died. Wonder if a lot of Twihards will sign up. [Smithsonian] » 9/04/09 11:40am 9/04/09 11:40am

Reader, She Made It

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]… » 12/10/08 12:20pm 12/10/08 12:20pm

Ellen Page To Star As One Of English Literature's Saddest Sacks

Another day, another round of casting announcements chock full of stereotypes. While older actresses like Susan Sarandon have their pick of saucy-yet-loving-powerful-woman roles, the younger actresses who have yet to convince everyone they're talented sometimes pick up a few victim roles along their march to Serious… » 5/07/08 3:40pm 5/07/08 3:40pm