Classic English Literature Collection: Four Films + Booklet and Historical Memorabilia
With a tradition of great writers stretching back many hundreds of years, England’s reputation as a producer of literary giants is well deserved. Now this incredible collection from PBS brings the lives and work of some of the greatest names in English literature to life in a new and exciting way.
Great Expectations - Nothing is quite as it seems for young orphan Pip in this superb retelling of Dickens’ classic coming-of-age novel. With colorful characters played by an all-star cast (Gillian Anderson, David Suchet, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, and Vanessa Kirby) and conspirators, rouges, rakes and wretches at every turn, Great Expectations will have you gripped from the very first scene. (U.K. Edition) (Subtitles in English (SDH).
Jane Eyre - When a lonely young governess falls in love with the father of her new student at Thornfield Hall, things finally appear to be going well for Jane Eyre. However, Jane and Mr. Rochester are haunted by the mysteries of their past lives. Stunning performances from Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson bring Charlotte Brontë’s timeless classic to vigorous new life. (Closed Captioning)
Wuthering Heights - The fiery romance of Heathcliff and Cathy reignites in this thrilling new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s tragic love story. Starring Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley, and set against the stark beauty of the English moors, this classic tale of love, friendship, vengeance, and betrayal is one of the greatest romances of all time. (Closed Captioning)
Northanger Abbey - Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s timeless parody of Gothic fiction, Northanger Abbey. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors? And why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short? Set in Austen’s beloved Bath, Catherine suddenly becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. (Closed Captioning)
Booklet & Memorabilia Collection:
Accompanying these films is a selection of fascinating and rare memorabilia which provides the viewer with a unique insight into the lives and works of these brilliant authors. Collated from The National Archives in London, England, this beautiful collection includes many rare reproductions, including Jane Austen’s last will and testament, census returns, tax documents, letters, illustrations, newspaper clippings, old photographs, and much more.