Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Minor Carol: The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens

It is not a well-known fact that Charles Dickens`s writing of Christmas stories did not end with the composition of his famous Christmas Carol. On the contrary, the success of that story led him to write four more “Christmas books,” each of which … Continue reading

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A Very Dark Light: Imagery and Meaning in Lumiere D’Ete, Part II

In our previous look at the 1943 French film Lumiere D`Ete, we discussed how the film`s visuals reinforced and indeed elaborated on the themes and concerns explicitly set forth through dialogue and plot. Yet that examination by no means exhausted the topic, for Lumiere … Continue reading

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The Professor by Charlotte Bronte: Further Thoughts

As was mentioned at the close of the last post, Charlotte Bronte created in Frances Henri, heroine of The Professor, another of those utterly distinctive women who can be found only in a Bronte novel. Unlike the pallid women who … Continue reading

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The Professor: Charlotte Bronte’s Neglected Novel

  The literary world has many wonders, but few writers have obtained such lasting fame as that possessed by Charlotte Bronte, the English novelist who lived from 1816 to 1855.  This Victorian lady wrote with a passion, a vigor, and an intelligence which gained her great … Continue reading

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