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Charlotte Brontë - Author

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire.  The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors.  They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

 

Once Charlotte’s informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell’s art education.  Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn’t like to be away from home for too long.  The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names – there was a lot of prejudice against women writers.  The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels.  Charlotte’s best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius.
 

Charlotte’s life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49.  She married her father’s curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

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Penguin Readers Level 4: Jane Eyre

Penguin Readers Level 4: Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Jane goes to work at Thornfield Hall as a governess for the strange Mr Rochester. They become friends and she is finally happy. But Mr Rochester is going to marry the beautiful Blanche Ingram and soon Jane must leave Thornfield forever. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activitiesthat help readers to develop key skills.

Wuthering Heights Abridged and Retold, with Notes and Free Audiobook

Wuthering Heights Abridged and Retold, with Notes and Free Audiobook

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

The story of the ill-fated love of Catherine Earnshaw for the dark and brooding Heathcliff is set on the bleak Yorkshire moors in the north of England. This edition is abridged by John Kennett, and contains notes, a glossary and a free audiobook. This book is considered by many to be the most passionate and original novel in English literature.Whether you are a student, or an English language learner, or just looking for something great to read in English, the Word Power English Readers are a series of novels with retold text that captures the best and key elements of the novels they are based on. They come with a free audio CD, character notes, a biography of the author, details about the time book was written, and a glossary of the less familiar words in each book. The level of the Readers is B2 and they are suitable for age 10+ because of the content of the novels. The audiobook is read by a British actor clearly and slowly to help those who speak English as a second language.

Jane Eyre Abridged and Retold, with Notes and Free Audiobook

Jane Eyre Abridged and Retold, with Notes and Free Audiobook

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Jane Eyre is a vivid and powerful novel, and tells the story of Jane, a cruelly abused orphan who is cast out by her aunt, and sent to a charity school. When she becomes a governess, in an austere mansion owned by Mr Rochester, Jane's life begins to change as she discovers the terrible secret her employer is hiding. This novel is one of the most read classic novels. This edition is retold by John Kennett, and contains the key elements of the story using the author's language.

Independence Vintage Minis

Independence Vintage Minis

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'To myself alone could I look' In a cold, unfeeling world Charlotte Bronte's heroines, Jane Eyre and Lucy Snowe, depend upon no one but themselves. In the face of hardship, from small sacrifices to great heartache, they cling resolutely to their principles of self-reliance. Follow Lucy to France and a career in teaching, whilst Jane's intelligence draws declarations of love and offers of marriage. Both are the unforgettable creations of the deeply independent and brilliant Charlotte Bronte. Selected from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Villette. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Sisters by Louisa May Alcott Freedom by Margaret Atwood Marriage by Jane Austen Liberty by Virginia Woolf

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Perhaps one of the most well-known books in the world, Jane Eyre follows the life of its eponymous orphaned protagonist. From her early life Jane is strong-willed, passionate and kind but comes up against a lot of struggles. She lives with her aunt and uncle during early childhood, where she suffers under her aunt's strict discipline before transferring to Lowood Institution. The story follows her life - through heartbreaks and joys, exploring women's rights, social criticism, madness and morality. Charlotte Bronte created a powerful and emotionally evocative novel that has lost none of its power since it's publication over 150 years ago.

The Professor

The Professor

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Villette (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Villette (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Jane Eyre (King's Classics)

Jane Eyre (King's Classics)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Jane Eyre (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Jane Eyre (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Shirley

Shirley

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

Rollercoasters: Jane Eyre

Rollercoasters: Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Maltreated at the hands of her cruel aunt, and suffering under the harsh discipline of Lowood School, Jane Eyre's childhood is far from a happy one. Things promise to improve when Jane takes up the role of governess at Thornfield Hall, but the mystery of what is in the attic looms large, threatening to disrupt the fledgling love affair between Jane and the property's mercurial owner, Mr Rochester. Combining the gothic, the romantic and the supernatural, Jane Eyre is a classic tale of self-discovery, dealing with complex issues such as class, status, love, passion and religion within Victorian society.

Poems of Charlotte Bronte

Poems of Charlotte Bronte

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

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