The Mysterious Emily Brontë

The Mysterious Emily Brontë

From The Hairpin: Charlotte [Brontë’s] biographies are always massive, the most fully fleshed and juicy with lots of first-hand accounts. Emily’s are skeletal, vague, and full of conjecture, barely sketched. The real danger in leaving an Emily-sized cache of documents...
Jane Austen’s Final Novel

Jane Austen’s Final Novel

From The New Yorker: On March 18, 1817, Jane Austen stopped writing a book. We know the date because she wrote it at the end of the manuscript, in her slanting hand. She had done the same at the beginning of the manuscript, on January 27th of that year. In the seven...
Cracking Agatha Christie’s Mysteries

Cracking Agatha Christie’s Mysteries

From The Telegraph: [Agatha Christie’s] whodunit murder mysteries have confounded millions of armchair detectives, leading them through a literary maze of twists and turns before a super sleuth finally unmasks the culprit. … A panel of experts analysed 26 of the...