Currently reading: Elizabeth Gaskell. "The deep green forest, tangled into heavy darkness even thus early in the year, came within a few yards of the road all the way ... But at last they drew near to Salem." (from Lois the Witch).
The three Brontë sisters, in a 1834 painting by their brother Patrick Branwell. From left to right: Anne, Emily and Charlotte. (Branwell used to be between Emily and Charlotte, but subsequently painted himself out.)
Louisa May Alcott. "I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us."