C – Coolest Classical Author – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
Greetings and welcome to day 3 of the AtoZChallenge. Today we have two very interesting ladies for our Coolest Classical Author, one wrote great romance with gritty, determined female characters, the other science fiction with a side of Gothic horror.
- Charlotte Bronte
Author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte was one of six children. Her mother died when she was very young and she and her three sisters were packed off the boarding school a few years later. She based Lowood School in Jane Eyre on her first school and blamed the poor conditions there for her poor health in later life. Two of her sisters died there. These experiences did not stop her becoming a great romantic writer with strong female characters. Using such pointed childhood memories in your most famous book has to be worth a vote, surely?
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly
Wife of Percy Shelly, Mary Shelly was a novellist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer and travel writer. However, she is best known for her novel Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus) and, arguably, inventing science fiction. So much for science fiction not being for girls! Where would we be without Frankenstein and all it has inspired? Surely that is worth a vote?
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.