Fall Classics Series: The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Please join us for our Fall Classic Series, The Bronte Sisters, with Professor Charles Lynn Batten. This series will discuss the 19th century literary phenomena of the Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily. Their unique works, first published under male pseudonyms, are imaginative, deeply rooted in place and influenced by the literature they each would have been reading and discussing.

Each discussion will be 10:30 AM – 12 PM PDT on the following dates on Zoom:

Wednesday, September 22nd – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wednesday, October 20th – Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Wednesday, November 17th – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Book groups are $40 individually or $110 for the full series.


Wednesday, September 22
Wednesday, October 20
Wednesday, November 17

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon PDT


$40 for each book group. $110 for the three-book series.

Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email.


Charles Lynn Batten is Emeritus Professor of English at UCLA. He began teaching there in 1969 and officially retired in 2009. The courses he taught ranged from Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Literary Criticism to the Bible as Literature and the Novels of Jane Austen. A recipient of UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Lynn loves teaching, books, and travel. Among his achievements, he brags that he has circled the globe entirely on its surface. Among his passions, he confesses that he has a not-so-secret fondness for Elizabeth Bennet.