Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Continuing with the Classics . . .





SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read Jane Eyre, (and I recommend that you do) you might want to skip this post!

It has long been said that Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre, may have been inspired by a terrible tale she heard while staying at an ancient mansion in the north of England. But until recently, no one realized that Bronte had borrowed more from the mansion than its stories.

If you've read Jane Eyre, then you know that a certain secret staircase (and the horrible room to which it leads) plays a key role in the novel. Now an identical staircase has been discovered in the mansion Bronte visited (shown below). Hidden since the 1880s, it leads directly from the first floor to a room in the attic. According to local legend, a mad woman had once been imprisoned there. (Though in those days, "mad" was often just another word for "inconvenient.")

Read more here.


16 comments:

ShatteredLaughter said...

Cool!

Mags said...

careeeeeeeepyyyyyyyyyyyy

Anonymous said...

when will kki strike 3 come out????

Anonymous said...

*The Cat in the Closet*
I haven't been commenting for a while...
That's cool and creepy. I'm not sure which.
To Anonymous:
I'm dying with anticipation, too! Will it come out in the spring? Summer?

Kitty said...

But that's like... Whoa Oo Jane Eyre was a pretty good book

Poison Pen said...

O_O Oh really now...Maybe this story isn't quite as original as we thought?

Nellie said...

I haven't read Jane Eyre so I didn't read the post, but I think I know the basic plot. :)
I'm having second thoughts about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", though. If it was done well it might be funny. :)

Anonymous said...

I hated Jane Eyre! It made me want to tear my eyeballs out!

Anonymous said...

that is soooooo cool! I luv jane eyre !!!!

Patsee said...

I still need to read Jane Eyre. But I read the post anyway because I know what it's about.

Anonymous said...

I went there once, but not inside the building...
cp fan

Anonymous said...

I never read Jane Eyre. Whats it about???
cp fan

Anonymous said...

That is soooo wierd! But yet so cool

Anonymous said...

love it!

liltomboyblue said...

I LOVE that book! I am re-reading it, and I am also reading Wuthering Heights and Catcher in the Rye. All very good. I think it is very original regardless.

Henrietta Levine said...

Jane Eyre! How I adore it!